Resources on the Web
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To help you manage the vast amount of glaucoma information online, the Glaucoma Research Foundation regularly updates the following list of resources.
We provide these links for your convenience. This does not represent an endorsement by the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
American Academy Of Ophthalmology
Offers information for the general public and for ophthalmologists. Provides a searchable database of member ophthalmologists practicing in the US and abroad. You can search for ophthalmologists by specialty and region.
American Optometric Association
Offers vision healthcare tips, activities for teachers and kids as well as information for those interested in pursuing a career in optometry. Represents more than 32,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicans across the country.
American Academy Of Optometry
Offers sections on services and meetings, as well as news and announcements.
American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
Mission is to promote excellence in glaucoma care and prevent vision loss by supporting glaucoma specialists through enhancing education, research, and patient care. Offers listing of AGS members by US state, some international.
Children’s Glaucoma Foundation
Nonprofit organization devoted to educating the public about childhood glaucoma in order to help prevent blindness in children. Offers information about childhood glaucoma diagnosis, treatments, and links to other means of support.
International Glaucoma Association
Registered charity based in London. Offers patient education information, news about glaucoma and patient studies, and information on patient forums conducted by the IGA.
Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness
Provides a Glaucoma Chat Support Group that meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 pm EST with a Wills Glaucoma Specialist for a glaucoma discussion. Offers glaucoma information on types, testing, treatments, support and research.
Consumer-friendly database developed by the National Library of Medicine and provided by the National Institutes of Health. Provides patients and members of the public easy access to information about the location of clinical trials, their design and purpose, criteria for participation, and additional disease and treatment information. Confidential website requires no personal identification of any kind.
UK-based informational website focused on eye problems and eye care.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
National organization dedicated to finding causes, treatments, and cures for retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome. Offers information on their current research, education, and public awareness programs.
Searchable commercial collection of full-text articles from sources such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Merck Manuals - Eye Disorders
Free online medical reference guide for patients and caregivers; provides current information on eye disorders and many other medical disorders.
National Association for the Visually Handicapped
Provides workshops and conferences, national information and support network, and a quarterly journal Awareness for parents with children who are blind or visually impaired.
National Eye Institute
A division of the National Institutes of Health. Provides information on national clinical trials sponsored by the NEI as well as general public information on eye health.
National Library Of Medicine
Reference site that provides free access to the MEDLINE database.
Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS)
The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit unites key players and industry leaders in the development of ophthalmic products, drugs and devices. The mission of OIS is to bring new technologies to market by facilitating information transfer and strategic partnerships. Two conferences are held annually, in conjunction with the AAO and ASCRS annual meetings.
Prevent Blindness America
Offers information on a variety of eye and blindness issues.
Prevent Blindness Northern California
Provides Coping with Sight Loss in Northern California, a listing of services for people with sight loss. Also provides children and adult vision screening and eye safety programs.
Free service that searches medical literature available through the National Library of Medicine's PUBMED service, and returns a priority listing of articles most likely to contain the latest and most relevant medical research findings.
We welcome suggestions of other valuable glaucoma-related Web sites. Please email your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last reviewed on January 07, 2013