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Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

American Health Assistance Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Phone: 1-800-437-2423
Fax: (301) 258-9454
Email: info@ahaf.org
Web Address: www.ahaf.org
 

This nonprofit group works to find cures, preventions, and improved treatments for age-related degenerative diseases. The website has information about Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.


EyeCare America
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA  94142
Phone: 1-877-887-6327 toll-free
Fax: (415) 561-8567
Web Address: www.eyecareamerica.org
 

EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This site aims to raise awareness about eye diseases and eye care. It has information about eye conditions, treatments, and general eye health. You can check to see if you qualify for a free eye exam.


Macular Degeneration Foundation
P.O. Box 531313
Henderson, NV  89053
Phone: 1-888-633-3937
Fax: (702) 450-3396
Web Address: www.eyesight.org
 

The Macular Degeneration Foundation provides extensive online explanations about various aspects of macular degeneration. It also includes information about new research and treatments. The organization publishes an electronic newsletter called The Magnifier. Distributed free by e-mail, it includes news regarding clinical trials, recent reports in the media, and information about new resources available over the Internet.


Macular Degeneration Partnership
6222 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA  90048
Phone: 1-888-430-9898
Phone: (310) 623-4466
Fax: (310) 623-1837
Email: contactus@amd.org
Web Address: www.amd.org
 

The Macular Degeneration Partnership offers up-to-date information about macular degeneration. The organization also supports research and coordinates advocacy efforts.


National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD  20892-2510
Phone: (301) 496-5248
Email: 2020@nei.nih.gov
Web Address: www.nei.nih.gov
 

As part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Eye Institute provides information on eye diseases and vision research. Publications are available to the public at no charge. The Web site includes links to various information resources.


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, U.S. Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington, DC  20011
Phone: 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323)
(202) 707-5100
Fax: (202) 707-0712
TDD: (202) 707-0744
Email: nls@loc.gov
Web Address: www.loc.gov/nls/index.html
 

The National Library Service has a free service for Americans whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it hard to read a standard printed page. Audio books, braille books and magazines, and similar materials can be mailed postage-free to people who are eligible for the service.


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Last Updated: November 12, 2012
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