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American Academy of Ophthalmology

PO Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424


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Description of services provided:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of ophthalmologists—the only type of physician who performs cataract surgery. This site includes information on a number of eye diseases. It also includes the latest news on eye diseases.

American Optometric Association

243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Floor 1
St. Louis, MO 63141-7881


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Description of services provided:
The American Optometric Association seeks to advance the availability and accessibility of quality eye, vision, and related health care. The Association supports a year-round program to educate Americans about their vision and eye health and encourages people to take steps to preserve and protect their vision.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510


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Description of services provided:
The NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health. It is the Federal government’s principal agency for conducting and supporting vision research. Their website provides information for patients and healthcare professionals.

Last reviewed July 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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