Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

American Academy of Ophthalmology

PO Box 7424

San Francisco, CA 94120-7424

415-561-8500

https://www.aao.org

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)    TOP

P.O. Box 515

Northampton, MA 01061-0515

413-268-7660

https://www.macular.org

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 Guild    TOP

15 West 64th Street

New York, NY 10023

1-800-284-4422

https://www.lighthouseguild.org

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)    TOP

31 Center Drive MSC 2510

Bethesda, MD 20892-2510

301-496-5248

https://www.nei.nih.gov

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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Last reviewed April 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board
Last Updated: 4/11/2018

 

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