Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration
by Amy Scholten, MPH
American Academy of Ophthalmology
PO Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
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.
American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)
P.O. Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515
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.
15 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
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.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
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.
Last reviewed April 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board
Last Updated: 4/11/2018
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