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- Consumer Health Information
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- Electronic Newsletters and Journals
- Teaching and Learning
    Structure and function of the eye, the sensation of sight, and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects.

Internet Guides
Emory MedWeb: Sites for Ophthalmology and Optometry
From Emory University Health Sciences Center Library
Eye Diseases
A very comprehensive listing of eye diseases from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden
Hardin MD: Eye Diseases
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
HealthWeb: Ophthalmology: Meta Sites
From Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Yahoo Health Medicine Ophthalmology
Yahoo: Ophthalmology
Internet Sites
Clinical Studies
Supported by the National Eye Institute. "Linking people to clinical research studies on eye diseases and disorders" including how to refer a patient to NEI
Healthy Vision 2010
"For the first time, vision objectives have been included in Healthy People 2010, a national disease prevention initiative that identifies opportunities to improve the health of all Americans."
Vision Problems in the U.S. This report is from the National Eye Institute and Prvent Blindness America
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
American Academy of Ophthalmology
"Serves the educational and professional needs of the ophthalmologist."
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
"Encourages quality eye care for children" "Promotes basic research in children's eye diseases"
ARVO The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmolgoy
The purposes is "to encourage and assist research , training, publication, and dissemination of knowledge in viision and ophthalmology."
This site lists two organizations: (1) American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - "To raise the standards and skills of anterior segment surgeons" (2) Ameriican Society of Ophthalmic Adminstrrators - "to improve, develop and further advance the ophthalmic practice administrator"
This site leads to three organizations: (1) Macula Foundation, Inc.,- "supports basic and clinical research in vitreous, retinal and macular diseases" (2) Association for Macular Diseases - "helps people with macular diseases to lead independent lives" (3) LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center - "conducts numerous retinal research projects"
National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health
National Federation of the Blind
This organization is the "nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons." The site contains a list of libraries that provide special resources and a list of rehabilitation agencies.
ORBIS: saving sight worldwide
"ORBIS works in developing countries to save sight through hands-on-training, public health education and improved access to eye care. ORBIS operates the world's only flying eye hospital -- a fully equipped teaching facility, built inside a DC-10 aircreaft."
The American Ophthalmological Society
Established in 1864. Original purpose still sustained "the advancement of ophthalmic science and art."
The International Eye Foundation
Since 1961 the International Eye Foundation has worked "to restore sight and prevent blindness in poor countries around the world."
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Consumer Health Information
Ask NOAH About: The Eye
An extensive list of resources from the New York Online Access to Health website
Cataract in Adults: A Patient's Guide (AHCPR)
Published by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research of the Public Health Service
National Federation of the Blind Online Store
"A source for Aids and Appliances from the National Center for the Blind in Baltimore Maryland"
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Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
Glossary of Eye and Vision Terms
Excerpt from Dictionary of Eye Terminology, copyright 1990-2001 by Barbara Cassin and Triad Publishing
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
A peer-reviewed journal "sponsored by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School"
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Teaching and Learning
Photos.Images, and Videos
From the National Eye Institute Photograph, Image & Video Catalog
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