Macular Degeneration Partnership

Macular Degeneration Partnership

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

AMD.org Provides basic information and FAQs regarding age-related macular degeneration. Features monthly newsletters regarding updates and research on AMD.

Glaucoma Foundation

Glaucoma Foundation

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

glaucomafoundation.org Comprehensive site devoted specifically to the causes and treatments of glaucoma. Provides latest updates on glaucoma and glaucoma research, free newsletters from the Glaucoma Foundation, glaucoma-related news features and support group information.

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Macular Degeneration Foundation

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

  eyesight.orgProduced by the Macular Degeneration Foundation, this site is specifically devoted to providing information regarding age-related macular degeneration and low vision. Includes information regarding adult and juvenile AMD, an AMD pictorial, FAQs, glossary of eye terms, reports and research on AMD, news updates and a free newsletter.  

familydoctor.org

familydoctor.org

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

  familydoctor.orgContains roughly 10 eye care-related topics from the American Academy of Family Physicians.  

National Eye Institute

National Eye Institute

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

www.nei.nih.gov The National Eye Institute site, produced in conjunction with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is devoted specifically to eye care. Includes a patient information library, photos and illustrations, low-vision information, news and events, clinical studies and current research, and patient information in Spanish.

Letter for AREDS participants

Letter for AREDS participants

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

Letter for AREDS participants in reply to vitamin E study A recent meta-analysis of 19 studies reports that daily doses of vitamin E above 400IU are associated with an increased risk of death. However, the authors of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) say this new analysis doesn’t apply to patients at risk for advanced…

EyeSmart

EyeSmart

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

  eyesmart.orgThe EyeSmart™ public awareness campaign empowers Americans to take charge of their eye health. EyeSmart emphasizes the need for Americans to know their risk factors for eye diseases, infections and injuries, and the role ophthalmologists play in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye conditions.  

EyeCare America

EyeCare America

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

eyecareamerica.org Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our 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.

InfantSEE

InfantSEE

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

http://www.infantsee.org/ InfantSEE is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, the American Optometric Association’s member optometrists will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no…

American Optometric Association

American Optometric Association

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

http://aoa.org/ The American Optometric Association is the United States’ number one optometric authority, with over 35,000 members nationwide. They play a great role in establishing professional standards for the optometric field, as well as making great contributions to research and education. At the AOA’s web site, you are able to read information on many optometric…

Patient Resources

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

eyecareamerica.org Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our 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. eyesmart.org The EyeSmart™…

Module positions

Module Positions

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

HIPAA Privacy Policy

By Walt Mayo | June 24, 2008

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY Note: If you have questions about this notice, please contact our office at 843-388-6200. WHO WILL FOLLOW THIS NOTICE This notice describes the privacy…

Ocular Hypertension

Ocular Hypertension

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

Ocular hypertension is an increase in the pressure in your eyes that is above the range considered normal with no detectable changes in vision or damage to the structure of your eyes. The term is used to distinguish people with elevated pressure from those with glaucoma, a serious eye disease that causes damage to the…

Retinitis Pigmentosa

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited diseases that damage the light-sensitive rods and cones located in the retina, the back part of our eyes. Rods, which provide side (peripheral) and night vision are affected more than the cones that provide color and clear central vision. Signs of RP usually appear during childhood or…

Keratoconus

Keratoconus

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

Keratoconus is a vision disorder that occurs when the normally round cornea (the front part of the eye) becomes thin and irregular (cone) shaped. This abnormal shape prevents the light entering the eye from being focused correctly on the retina and causes distortion of vision. In its earliest stages, keratoconus causes slight blurring and distortion…

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer that lines the inner eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. The three main types of conjunctivitis are infectious, allergic and chemical. The infectious type, commonly called “pink eye,” is caused by a contagious virus or bacteria. Your body’s allergies to pollen,…

Anterior Uveitis

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

images/mp3/anterior.mp3 Anterior uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which includes the iris (colored part of the eye) and adjacent tissue, known as the ciliary body. If untreated, it can cause permanent damage and loss of vision from the development of glaucoma, cataract or retinal edema. It usually responds well to…

Blepharitis

Blepharitis

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

Blepharitis is defined as inflammation of the eyelids and eyelashes. Symptoms include red, irritated, itchy eyelids.  You may even notice crusting around the eyelashes that resembles dandruff. It is a very common problem that can be caused by bacterial infections, certain skin conditions like acne rosacea, and demodex infestation.  While blepharitis is generally not considered…

Dry Eye

Dry Eye

By Brandon Mayo | June 24, 2008

  View Video Your eyes produce a very complex tear that is necessary to protect your eye health as well as provide the clear optical surface needed for sharp vision. In most cases, a diagnosis of dry eye disease (DED) does not mean you are not producing enough tears. Instead, it is usually a change…