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In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting eye care and vision health information.  Because we are committed to improving the overall eye health of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other websites you might find interesting and informative.  We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.

If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.  We hope you find these sites helpful!


American Society of Retina Specialists

The mission of the American Socieity of Retina Specialists (ASRS) is to provide a collegial open forum for education, to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye MDs with over 7,000 members internationally.  The website provides an in-depth look at eye care health, while providing their membership with ongoing learning and support.

American Board of Ophthalmology

The ABO is an independent, non profit organization founded in 1916.  This organization is responsible for the certification and continual learning for ophthalmic practices across the country.

American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.


Eye and Vision Health

The following links provide some good general information on eye care and vision health.

All About Vision

A guide to eye care, LASIK laser eye surgery, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision, eye exams, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye problems and diseases.  Contains eye doctor Q&A’s, frequently asked questions and much more.

National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people.  Their main purpose is to develop public and professional education programs to help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.

Amsler Grid Test for Macular Degeneration


The Amsler grid, used since 1945, is a grid of horizontal and vertical lines used to monitor a person's central visual field. The grid was developed by Marc Amsler, a Swiss ophthalmologist. It is a diagnostic tool that aids in the detection of visual disturbances caused by changes in the retina, particularly the macula, such as age-related macular degeneration.



General Health

Other health related websites of interest on the Internet.

HealthCentral.com

Healthcentral.com.com is one of the most trusted sources of medical information and up to date news and contains a doctor-approved health encyclopedia of diseases and conditions, the ability to find symptoms and treatments.  Also drug information with side effects and interactions.

HealthFinder

Features daily health news on a variety of useful topics. Includes some health information sorted by gender, age and race.

WebMD

The world's leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.  Provides credible health information, supportive community and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary and medical review.


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Himanshu K. Banda, MD, Jay M. Haynie, OD

Tacoma, Washington Retina Surgeons, Dr. Mark Nelson and Dr. Anthony Truxal at Sound Retina treat conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreous Detachments, Neovascular Glaucoma and more.


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