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Eye Health Organizations Database

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National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
• Conducts and supports research on eye diseases and vision disorders. Offers free publications for the general public and patients.

National Marfan Foundation
22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 883-8712
• Disseminates information about Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissues in which dislocated lenses, early onset cataracts and retinal detachments are among the ocular symptoms common to Marfan patients. Provides a network of volunteer support contacts for patients and their family members. Supports and encourages various types of research. Publishes The Marfan Syndrome, a comprehensive booklet on the disease, and fact sheets on the Marfan eye.

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
• Prevent Blindness fulfills its mission of the prevention of vision loss through focused attention on its core public health competencies of early detection, patient support, systems enhancement, public policy, research, public awareness, and health education. The organization's website - - serves as its comprehensive source of information on eye health and safety; and the Prevent Blindness Vision Health Resource Center provides an avenue for the public to receive individualized attention through a toll-free phone number (800-331-2020) or by submitting questions via the website. Depending on the needs of the individual, Prevent Blindness distributes educational information and fact sheets on a variety of vision and eye health-related concerns.

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