Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.