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Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

American Academy of Ophthalmology

655 Beach Street

San Francisco, CA 94109



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.

Lighthouse Guild

250 West 64th Street

New York, NY 10023


TTY: 711


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.

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