Additional Resources - Retina-Vitreous Surgeons of CNY
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Additional Resources

Medical Societies

Macular Degeneration Support

The Macular Degeneration Foundation

Dedicated to serving the interests of those affected by macular degeneration and related low vision conditions. Has great explanations of macular degeneration and information about recent and ongoing research.

MD Patient Support

Provides information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases.

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Macular Degeneration Partnership- Provides comprehensive and current information about macular degeneration and current treatments.

Offers support to individuals with macular disease, their caregivers, and the professional community. The Association provides resources and assistance while promoting research and education.

General Eye Health Information

National Eye Institute

General information about eye conditions and disease and current research. The NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

National organization that funds research for eye diseases and provides information for patients and the healthcare community.

Eye Smart

The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s public education program that provides the most trustworthy and medically accurate information about eye diseases and conditions.

Low Vision Resources

American Foundation for the Blind

Excellent site for information on living with vision loss.

Smartsight - AAO Low Vision Fact Sheet

Printable information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology about living with low vision.

Local Low Vision Resources

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment

Counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins. Pennsylvania Counties: Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga.

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Counties: Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Fulton, Lewis, Montgomery, Jefferson, northern Otsego Counties

Aurora of CNY

Counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison.

Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired

Counties: Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben