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Medical Studies

PubMed
Probably the single best search engine for peer-reviewed medical journal articles. Provided by the US National Library of Medicine. Information is commonly very technical, but with a good Lasik Glossary all should be understandable.

Publications

All About Vision

Archives of Ophthalmology

British Medical Journal

Experimental Eye Research

EyeWorld Online

Journal of American Academy of Optometry

Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Journal of Refractive Surgery

New England Journal of Medicine

Ocular Surgery News

Optometry Today

Primary Care Optometry News

Retina

Review of Ophthalmology

Vision Monday

Organizations & Resources

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Largest and well respected ophthalmologist membership organization. Technical and general information regarding medical eye care.

American Academy of Optometry
Organization of optometrists that promotes optometric political issues at federal and state levels.

American Board of Eye Surgeons
Ophthalmic organization that certifies ophthalmologists for specific surgical procedures. Read about the differences in Lasik certifications.

American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical specialty board. "Board Certified" means an ophthalmologist has passed a detailed testing process by this organization. Read about the differences in Lasik certifications.

American College of Eye Surgeons
Ophthalmologist organization.

American College of Surgeons
Members of this organization are called "Fellows". You might see FACS after a doctor's name. This means Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

American Medical Association
Largest healthcare organization of its type. Most US medical doctors are members, however membership is voluntary.

American Optometric Association
Largest optometrist membership organization. Much information regarding non-medical eye care.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Ophthalmologist membership organization that represents its members on federal legislative and regulatory issues.

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
An international educational association for refractive eye care whose mission is to advance quality medical eye care for the public by providing comprehensive ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals with education and training in contact lenses, refractive surgery and related eye care science.

Contact Lens Society of America
Educational association founded in 1955 to disseminate contact lens education for individuals who are fitting contact lenses in ophthalmology and optometry practices, and in opticianry. Conducts seminars and hands-on training sessions, provides study material for certification and licensure exams, offers reference materials about contact lens fitting, and provides guidelines and insights geared to help contact lens practices.

Food & Drug Administration
United States federal agency responsible for the approval of drugs and medical devices.

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Nonprofit organization with the goal to raise public awareness concerning the Fuchs' Corneal

Glaucoma Foundation
Nonprofit organization with the goal to raise public awareness concerning the necessity of regular eye exams and fund critical research to find cures for glaucoma.

Glaucoma Research Foundation
Nonprofit organization promoting awareness of glaucoma in the public.

International Rosacea Foundation
Non-profit organization whose mission is to gather in one place, available information found on the web, in books and articles and recent research studies concerning Rosacea.

International Society of Refractive Surgery
Organization of refractive surgeons throughout the world. A division of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Internet Ophthalmology
Non-profit organization devoted to the education and training of international eye care providers.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The mission of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is to improve the quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Macular Degeneration Foundation
Charitable educational and research foundation dedicated to discovering the cause and developing cures for the disease called macular degeneration and promoting the development of improved vision enhancement and rehabilitation aids together with providing training and support in their use to needy individuals, libraries, non-profit organizations, elder care and other community centers.

Medical Boards of the US
Alphabetical listing of all United States medical boards. Find current information regarding a specific doctor. Helpful information about how to file a complaint with a medical board.

Medscape
Offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the integrated multi-specialty medical information and education tools.

National Committee on Quality Assurance
Private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans.

National Eye Institute
One of the components that constitute the Federal government's National Institutes of Health, the National Eye Institute (NEI) supports more than 80 percent of the vision research conducted in the United States at approximately 250 medical centers, hospitals, universities, and other institutions. In addition, the Institute conducts studies in its own facilities in Bethesda, Maryland to combat the myriad of eye disorders affecting millions of people worldwide.

National Eye Research Foundation
Advocate organization for the use of a series of orthokeratology lenses in an attempt to reshape the cornea for refractive purposes.

National Library of Medicine
Excellent source for researching all types of medical conditions. Over 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE with links to participating on-line journals.

National Keratoconus Foundation
Supports research into the causes, treatment and eventual cure of keratoconus. Keratoconus, or conical cornea, is a condition in which the normally round shape of the cornea is distorted. A cone-like bulge develops, resulting in significant visual impairment.

Operation Auge
German organization providing refractive surgery patient information. Nonprofit, however does accept advertising. English & Deutsche

Rosacea Society
National organization that provides education in the diagnosis and treatment of rosacea, a skin condition causing redness.

Vision Simulations
A collection of simulations of vision affected by disease, natural aberrations, and aberrations that may be induced by refractive surgery.

Manufacturers

Addition Technology

Alcon

Bausch & Lomb

Calhoun Vision

Eyeonics

iZon

NIDEK

Ophtec

Ophthonix

Refocus Group

Refractec

Staar Surgical

SurgiLight

Ultralink

Vector Vision

VisiJet

Visx

WaveLight

Zyoptix

Vision Related Blogs

Irv Arons' Vision Blog
Arons is a medical researcher and commentator on medical devices with a special interest in lasers. His blog keeps up on what is happening on the manufacturing side of the vision industry.

Medical Boards & State Licensing Agencies

USAEyes has placed website links, addresses, telephone numbers, and email address to each of the agencies that license Lasik doctors in the 50 US states. Click Lasik Medical Boards

Last updated Monday, April 12, 2010

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