American Health Assistance Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Funds research on glaucoma and macular degeneration around the world. Educates the public about the dangers of these diseases and provides important information and resources to patients, caregivers, and loved ones on ways to cope with age-related diseases. Publishes a low vision resource list, the Macular Degeneration Research News, the National Glaucoma Research Report, and other patients education materials on glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Association for Macular Diseases
210 E 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
Offers education and information on macular disease through seminars, newsletters, and a hotline. Offers counseling to patients and their families.
The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA 94142-9098
A public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. In addition to their online educational materials, they offer multiple eye care programs for which individuals may qualify. Callers will be asked a series of questions to determine the program that provides the most appropriate eye care services.
Foundation for Fighting Blindness
Executive Plaza 1, Suite 800
11435 Cronhill Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220
(410) 363-7139 (TDD)
Acts as a clearinghouse and distributor of self-help program information. Sponsors research on the cause, prevention, and treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, Usher’s syndrome, macular degeneration, and other retinal degenerative conditions. Conducts educational programs for those affected by the disorders, as well as professionals and the general public. Coordinates a national information and referral service and the Retinal Donor program. Publishes newsletters and other publications.
Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF)
100 Front Street, Suite 300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
The Foundation’s mission is to find the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for macula vision diseases with the goal of saving sight and providing public education, advocacy and support to those with macular degeneration. Coordinates SupportSight, a service to enhance the quality of life people with macular degeneration through public education programs, small support groups, and a toll-free hotline. Awards the Macula Vision Research Grant to vision scientists and conducts scientific conferences and seminars.
Macular Degeneration Partnership
8733 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Provides accurate and timely information to patients and family members about AMD, research, experimental treatments, and clinical trials. Provides connections to a variety of resources for low vision and support. Publishes a monthly online newsletter and offers a free e-mail subscription to AMD Update.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
Conducts and supports research on eye diseases and vision disorders. Offers free publications for the general public and patients.