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Specific Topics

Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Pink Eye
Retinal detachment

Specific Populations

Older Adults Youth & Children

Eye Health

American Optometric Association - Eye Health Topics
Provides Fact Sheets and Videos
Eye & Vision Problems
Good Vision Throughout Life
Eye Care America - The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
"A public service foundation" with the mission "to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care."
Diseases & Conditions
Prevention & Treatment
Parts of the Eye
Glossary - American Academy of Family Physicians
"All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP"
Eye Problems - Diseases and Conditions
Built through the collaboration, "of the more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers of Mayo Clinic" who share their "experience and knowledge"
Slide show: A look inside your eyes
Symptom Checker - Vision problems
MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine, Consumer Health information
"A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine." It "brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations."
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Eye Diseases
Eyes and Vision
Interactive Health Tutorials
Understanding Your Vision: The "Imperfect Eye"
The Merk Manual - Home Edition for Patients and Caregivers
"Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine —The Merck Manual–but written" by 300 professionals "in everyday language. "
Eye Disorders
Structure and Function
National Eye Institute - Eye Health Infomation
Part of the National Institute of Health
Diagram of the Eye
Low Vision Glossary
Podcasts and Vodcasts on Eye Health
Vision-Related Terms--Selected Online Sources
Prevent Blindness America
A volunteer organization "with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight." they "provide a wide variety of community services and information."
Glasses, Why Some People Need Them
American Optometric Association
Causes, Diagnosis, Surgery, Treatment
Eye Care America
Fact Sheet, Cataract Surgery
Fact Sheet, Interactive tutorial, Cataract removal, Congenital cataract
National Eye Institute
Cataract Defined, Causes and Risk Factors, Symptoms and Detection, Treatment, Current Research.
Conjunctivitis - also called Pink Eye
American Optometric Association
Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Fact Sheet, Neonatal conjunctivitis
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Eye Problems,
Eye Care America
Diabetes EyeCare, Eye Exams
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Take Charge of Your Diabetes Eye Problems
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your eyes healthy
Eye Care America
Fact Sheet, Glaucoma Risk Assessment
Mayo Clinic
Definition, In-Depth, Multimedia, Expert Answers, Resources.
Merck Source
What Is Glaucoma? Open-Angle Glaucoma, Closed-Angle Glaucoma, Your Eye Exam, Treating Glaucoma, Medicines to Lower Eye Pressure,Procedures to Improve Eye Drainage
National Eye Institute
Facts About Glaucoma, Facts About Glaucoma
Macular Degeneration
Eye Care America
Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Harvard Medical School
What is Macular Degeneration?
Mayo Clinic
Dry macular degeneration , Wet macular degeneration , Definition, In-Depth, Multimedia, Expert Answers, Resources
Retinal detachment
Eye Care America
Detached and Torn Retina
Mayo Clinic
Definition, In-Depth, Multimedia, Expert Answers, Resources.
American Cancer Society
How Is Eye Cancer Diagnosed?, Detailed Guide: Eye Cancer Surgery, What Are the Risk Factors for Eye Cancer?
Eye Care America
What it is: Retinoblastoma? What You Need To Do?
Fact Sheet

For Specific Populations

Older Adults
National Eye Institute
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
National Institute on Aging
Aging And Your Eyes
Youth and Children
See All You Can See- NEI's web site for kids
Through activities on this website children 7-10 years old can acquire general knowledge on vision and how to protect their eyes.
Infant See
"a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide"
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