Cornea and Ocular Disease Support Links
The following organizations and websites are concerned with preventing eye disease, finding treatments, or supporting people living with vision impairment. We provide these links as a service, not as an endorsement of the organizations or the contents of the websites.
Website for the Eye Bank Association of America.
Website of New Orleans’ own Academy of Ophthalmology
Locate a physician, learn more about vision impairments and more.
Visit here for a Blog about Contact Lenses
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit working to expand possibilities for people with vision loss. Their website offers a message board for discussion.
A program of the American Health Assistance Foundation, funds glaucoma and macular degeneration research, and provides the public with information about risk factors, prevention, treatments, resources and coping strategies.
American Macular Degeneration Foundation is committed to the prevention and cure of AMD and offers hope and support to those afflicted.
The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive research into retinal degenerative diseases, such as macular degeneration. They offer a message board and chat about retinal disease.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research in order to better understand and treat glaucoma in the hope of finding a cure.
Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness
National Keratoconus Foundation
Fuchs Dystrophy’s Fuchs’ Friends Website
Corneal Dystrophy Foundation
Low Vision Aid Store at LIGHTHOUSE for the BLIND in NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans’ own READING RADIO for the blind and print handicapped
The organization’s mission is to preserve or enhance the health of all people with glaucoma and to provide a model of medical care by supporting the educational and research efforts of the physicians on the Wills Eye Institute Glaucoma Service.
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International provides clinical services, education, research, and advocacy programs.
National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH)
NAVH offers training and use of and access to a wide variety of optic aids and self-help groups.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
One of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.
National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind has been the leading source for helping blind and low vision people find the resources, support, and hope they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Their website includes resources providing not only information concerning vision loss, but also information that reflects high-expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and low vision people and their loved ones. In addition, the NFB operates the NFB Jernigan Institute—the only research and training center developed and directed by the blind—providing innovative programs in education, technology, rehabilitation/employment, research, and products and services to help the world’s blind achieve independence.
Prevent Blindness America
Prevent Blindness America is a volunteer eye health and safety organization, providing vision screening, education, and advocacy.