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The American Academy of Opthalmology

The American Academy of Opthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. Opthalmologists are medical and osteopathic physicians who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care.

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American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is an international, educational society with more than 9,000 members. Its mission is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery and advancement of high-quality eye care.

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Get EyeSmart

The EyeSmart® website is a public education website designed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to empower people to take charge of their eye health. It provides information on eye diseases, infections and injuries, and the role ophthalmologists play in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. EyeSmart also has videos to help explain various eye conditions in both English and videos in Spanish.

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EyeCare America

EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology whose mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care.

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National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute website includes a patient information library, photos and illustrations, low-vision information, news and events, clinical studies and current research, and patient information in English and Spanish.

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National Keratoconus Foundation

The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.

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Family Doctor

Contains eye care-related topics from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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The Glaucoma Foundation

Comprehensive site devoted specifically to the causes and treatments of glaucoma. Provides latest updates on glaucoma and glaucoma research, free newsletters from the Glaucoma Foundation, glaucoma-related news features and support group information.

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Macular Degeneration Partnership

Provides basic information and FAQs regarding age-related macular degeneration. Features monthly newsletters regarding updates and research on AMD.

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Foundation Fighting Blindness

Produced by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, this site specifically provides information on retinal degenerative diseases, including causes, current treatments and research and support resources.

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Lighthouse International

Founded by Lighthouse International and produced in conjunction with the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), this is an accessible, interactive global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, and people who support them. The site features the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. The Web site offers free educational resources and support for people with glaucoma and their families. Web pages include a site viewing toolbar to improve accessibility for the visually impaired.

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