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Patient Resources on the Web

To help you manage the vast amount of glaucoma information online, the Glaucoma Research Foundation regularly updates the following list of resources.

We provide these links for your convenience. This does not represent an endorsement by the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

GLAUCOMA-RELATED

American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
Mission is to promote excellence in glaucoma care and prevent vision loss by supporting glaucoma specialists through enhancing education, research, and patient care. Offers listing of AGS members by US state, some international.

BrightFocus Foundation
Website offers free e-newsletter and information on glaucoma research and treatments.

GlaucomaPatients.org
Patient education website from the World Glaucoma Association, an independent global organization based in Amsterdam that promotes glaucoma science and care.

International Glaucoma Association
Registered charity based in London. Offers patient education information, news about glaucoma and patient studies, and information on patient forums conducted by the IGA.

The Glaucoma Community
The Glaucoma Community (website and mobile app) is a free online community that empowers people living with glaucoma through knowledge, support, and shared experiences. Visit the website and earn more about how to download the app. 

World Glaucoma Patient Association
Home of the World Glaucoma Patient Committee, helping to better the lives of glaucoma patients by encouraging cooperation among glaucoma patient organizations worldwide.

EYE-RELATED

AllAboutVision.com
Online source of unbiased information on eye health and vision correction written by a team of expert eye doctors and medical journalists and reviewed by an editorial advisory board.

American Academy Of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Offers information for the general public and for ophthalmologists. Provides a searchable database of member ophthalmologists practicing in the US and abroad. You can search for ophthalmologists by specialty and region.

American Optometric Association
Offers vision healthcare tips, activities for teachers and kids as well as information for those interested in pursuing a career in optometry. Represents more than 32,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians across the country.

American Academy Of Optometry
Offers sections on services and meetings, as well as news and announcements.

BioMedLib Search Engine
Free service that searches medical literature available through the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE® database, and returns a priority listing of articles most likely to contain the latest and most relevant medical research findings.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Consumer-friendly database developed by the National Library of Medicine and provided by the National Institutes of Health. Provides patients and members of the public easy access to information about the location of clinical trials, their design and purpose, criteria for participation, and additional disease and treatment information.

EyeHelp.co.uk
UK-based informational website focused on eye problems and eye care.

Foundation Fighting Blindness
National organization dedicated to finding causes, treatments, and cures for retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome. Offers information on their current research, education, and public awareness programs.

Medscape
Searchable commercial collection of full-text articles from sources such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Eye Institute
A division of the National Institutes of Health. Provides information on national clinical trials sponsored by the NEI as well as general public information on eye health.

National Library Of Medicine
Reference site that provides free access to the MEDLINE database.

Prevent Blindness
Offers information on a variety of eye and blindness issues.

Project BEST [Better Eye-Health Services and Treatment]
Provides eye health services at no cost for residents of New Jersey (USA).
NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Prevention of Blindness and Diabetes Units
153 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07101
Phone (973) 648-7400
Fax (973) 648-4799

MEDICARE RESOURCES

Eligibility.com provides free information about Medicare and other government programs.
Phone: (888) 527-3331
Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time

Additional information can be found in this article from Caregiver Connection:
Medicare vs Medicaid: Everything You Need to Know

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We welcome suggestions of other valuable glaucoma-related Web sites. Please send us an email with your recommendations.

Last reviewed on August 12, 2020

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