PO Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
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.
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63141-7881
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.
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
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 September 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
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