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Aids Information Newsletter – A biweekly publication from the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus – Information for pediatric ophthalmologists, strabismologists and patients. Frequently Asked Questions on pediatric ophthalmology and resource files for patient information.
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
American Diabetes Association
American Disability Act (ADA)/Disability Information Index
American Medical Association – General medical information for health care professionals and the public.
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery – Information on cataract and refractive eye surgery
Apple Computer – Visual Disabilities Solutions
Aurora Health Care – Largest non-profit health care system in Wisconsin.
Boston Foundation for Sight – Non-profit institution dedicated to restoring sight to damaged corneas. – Providing readers with up-to-date and useful information about cardiovascular health and low cholesterol.
Computer-Based Patient Record Institute (CPRI) – Information on standards, confidentiality and developments
Dana Brainweb: Great Sites for Information on Brain Diseases and Disorders – Information on Brain Diseases and Disorders
Doheny Eye Institute – University of Southern California School of Medicine – Information on Eye Institute,Physicians and general eye care
European Association for the Study of Diabetic Eye Complications
Eye Bank Association of America – Information and resources about eye donation and corneal transplantation
Eye Cancer Network
German Speaking Society for Intraocular Lens Implantation and Refractive Surgery – Information on Society and patient Information (in German ONLY)
Glaucoma Research Foundation – Glaucoma Information
Glaucoma Service and Foundation at Wills Eye Hospital – Valuable resources about glaucoma for phyicians and patients
Global Health Network
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc. – Resource and provider of premier services to facilitate the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired.
Harvard University_Virtual Library -Biomedicine Index
Health Sciences Societies and Organizations (MedWeb Index)
Health and Human Services
Hospital Web – Index of all hospital-based websites
IBM – Special Needs Solutions
IBM Special Needs Information Referral Center – Resource Guide for Persons with Vision Impairments
Immunet – a non-profit AIDS service organization designed for AIDS/HIV caregivers.
Johns Hopkins University InfoNet – General medical information for patients and health care providers.Also offers research information and a monthly health newsletter
Macular Degeneration Partnership – A coalition of patients, families, and professionals. The website provides information about age-related macular degeneration
Macular Degeneration, Inc. – A non-profit organization, founded in 1999, focusing on raising money for research on macular degeneration.
MedExplorer – Health/Medical Search Engine
MedWeb – Index of Medical Related Information
Medical Matrix – Index to Medical Resources
Medical Trends – Various resources for healthcare professionals. Continuing Medical Education,medical news, research, hyperlinks database on health web sites and more.
Melbourne University (Australia) – Dept. of Ophthalmology – Information on department, public information and links to vision research in Australia. Link to shared library of RVEEH/RACO
Multimedia Medical Reference Library
National Center for Health Statistics
National Eye Institute
National Health Information Center
National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute
National Keratoconus Foundation
Needy Meds – Listing of drugs that are covered by manufacturer programs for the needy. Drug companies are also indexed.
Ophthalmology Supersight – Abstracts and Table of Contents from several ophthalmic journals
PXE International, Inc. – pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)
Prevent Blindness America – oldest and largest volunteer eye health and safety organization
Public Health Service US – Department of Health and Human Services. Agencies & programs, health information, news and public affairs.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Home Page
Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK
Sarcoidosis World-wide Support Groups – Provides information about the auto-immune disease sarcoidosis that can cause inflammation of the eyes.
Schepens Eye Research Center – Harvard University – Information on SERC, including cataract fact sheet for patients.
Sight Savers International – Leading UK charity working to prevent and cure blindness in developing countries
Sight and Hearing Association
The Foundation Fighting Blindness – Retina donor program and national registry, research and more
Tissue Banks International (TBI) – Since 1962, a non-profit, non-governmental organization providing safe,high quality corneas and other human allograft tissue for ophthalmic procedures to surgeons
University of Illinois/Chicago – Dept. of Ophthalmology – UIC Eye Center – List of department faculty.
University of Iowa – Virtual Hospital – Continously updated digital health sciences library. Provides distance learning to practicing physicians and other health care professionals, and information to the public on a variety of health care issues.
University of Pisa (Italy) – La Clinica Oculistica Virtuale – Information on Institute of Ophthalmology, the Internet Ophthalmology Society (IOS), lists of Italian and international ophthalmology conferences and symposia, and patient information and newsgroups (English and Italian)
University of Western Ontario – Department of Ophthalmology
Varilux® Presbyopia Forum – A place for information, discussion and interaction with all presbyopia professionals.
Virtual Eye Center – The Institute of Ophthalmology at the University of Pisa, Italy. Services for medical doctors and public information on common eye diseases.
Virtual Hospital – A variety of medical information for patients and health care providers
Virtual Hospital – Dept. of Ophthalmology
Visions – Services for the blind and visually impaired.
Well Aware Program, Delta Gamma Foundation – Collection of programs, activities, and references compiled to promote awareness and education on wellness topics for women.
West Suffolk Hospital Department of Ophthalmology UK – information regarding the department and staff, a guidebook for staff and a resource centre under development
Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins University – Information on Eye Institute, research (i.e., MPEG movies on Retina) and glaucoma FAQ for patients.
World Health Organizatio.