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Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

RESOURCES

Address:
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
Phone:
1-415-561-8500
Internet Address:
http://www.aao.org
http://www.geteyesmart.org
Description of services provided:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the professional association of ophthalmologists (eye MDs). Ophthalmologists are specialized doctors licensed to provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical, and optical care. The Academy offers a variety of public services including information and help lines for vision problems related to glaucoma, diabetes, senior eyecare, and other vision problems.

RESOURCES

Address:
P.O. Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515
Phone:
1-413-268-7660
Internet address:
http://www.macular.org
Description of services provided:
AMDF provides information on macular degeneration, Stargardt’s Disease, and related issues, such as health and nutrition tips, drugs, and depression. They also provide support and information on legal issues, vision aids, news, and a care and services directory.

RESOURCES

Address:
111 East 59th St.
New York, NY 10022-1202
Phone:
1-212-821-9200
Internet Address:
http://www.lighthouse.org
Description of services provided:
Lighthouse International offers worldwide resources for vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. The resources include: courses, publications, a newsletter, guides to vision devices, and a wide variety of weblinks.

RESOURCES

Address:
P.O. Box 531313
Henderson, NV 89053
Phone:
1-888-633-3937
Internet address:
http://www.eyesight.org
Description of services provided:
MDF provides information on many types of macular degeneration and includes pictures, an eye test, glossary of terms, reports, research, a chat room, news, a newsletter, books, and tapes.

RESOURCES

Address:
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
Phone:
1-301-496-5248
Internet address:
http://www.nei.nih.gov
Description of services provided:
NEI provides a wealth of information on eye diseases and disorders, vision care resources, news, materials, photos, images, videos, eye education programs, and information about clinical studies.

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