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Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

American academy of ophthalmology

Address:

P.O. Box 7424

San Francisco, CA 94120-7424

Phone:

1-415-561-8500

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 helplines for vision problems related to glaucoma, diabetes, senior eyecare, and other vision problems.

American macular degeneration foundation

Address:

P.O. Box 515

Northhampton, 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.

Lighthouse international

Address:

111 East 59th St.

New York, NY 10022-1202

Phone:

1-212-821-9200

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.

Macular degeneration foundation

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.

National eye institute

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.



Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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