AAPOS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are composed and periodically reviewed by pediatric ophthalmologists and certified orthoptists from the Public Information Committee of AAPOS.

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www.aapos.org/terms

Diabetes Life

A diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t have to be a prison sentence. Let us teach you how to live a fulfilled and active life…

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www.diabeteslife.co.za

EyeWiki

EyeWiki is an ophthalmic wiki where ophthalmologists, other physicians, patients and the public can view an eye encyclopedia of content written by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis and treatment. Any qualified ophthalmologist, or ophthalmologist in training, is invited to contribute content to the wiki and post it immediately.

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eyewiki.aao.org

Get EyeSmart

EyeSmart is a program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (“AAO”), in partnership with EyeCare America (a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology).

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www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart

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www.aapos.org/terms

Medline Plus

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision or everything looks dim or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye and inflammation.

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www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

National Eye Institute

As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”

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www.nei.nih.gov/health

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

We have provided links to support groups and charities working in the ocular sector but the College cannot give medical advice to individual patients.  We do not have ophthalmologists working on site, members of Council and most of our committee members are ophthalmologists but they serve the College in a voluntary capacity.

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http://www.rcophth.ac.uk

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