Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

RESOURCES

Address: PO Box 7424 San Francisco, CA 94120-7424

Phone: 415-561-8500

Internet Address: http://www.aao.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 eye care, and other vision problems.

RESOURCES

Address: P.O. Box 515 Northampton, MA 01061-0515

Phone: 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: 15 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023

Phone: 1-800-284-4422

Internet Address: http://www.lighthouseguild.org

Description of services provided: Lighthouse Guild 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: 31 Center Drive MSC 2510 Bethesda, MD 20892-2510

Phone: 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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