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BULLETLOVNET The Low-Vision Network   LOVNET is the world-wide-web interface for the Low Vision Research Group (LVRG), providing an Internet resource for researchers, clinicians, and others with an interest in low vision. Here you can learn about recent and ongoing research in low vision, and find links to FAQs, support groups, discussion groups, and other resources for the low-vision community.

BULLETNational Eye Institute  The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better healthfor everyone. NIH works towards that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions thoughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information. The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service.

BULLETHoward Nations Law Practice This site contains a good array of links to various sources.

BULLETARVO  Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology   The purposes of ARVO shall be to encourage and assist research, training, publication, and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology.  The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) was founded in 1928 in Washington, DC by 73 ophthalmologists. ARVO was originally named the Association for Research in Ophthalmology (ARO), but the word "vision" was added in 1970 to better reflect the scientific profile of its members. The Association's membership, comprised of over 10,000 individuals, continues to grow. Some 40% of members reside in over 60 countries outside of the US.

BULLETMinnesota Laboratory for Low Vision Research  The Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research, located at the University of Minnesota, is dedicated to understanding reading difficulties and other important visual problems encountered by people with low vision. Low vision is any eye condition, not correctable by glasses or contacts, that results in visual impairment. Low vision can be caused by macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, retinitis pigmentosa, and many other eye disorders.

BULLETThe Arlene R. Gordan Lighthouse   Research Institute  The Lighthouse Research Institute was established to conduct scientific inquiry into the physical, functional, and psychological consequences of vision impairment. In 1994, the Research Institute was renamed in honor of Arlene R. Gordon, who gave form, substance and direction to The Lighthouse's research initiatives and program services. While research has always been a vital component of The Lighthouse's work since its founding in 1906, her vision ensured the Research Institute has prominence in the scientific community.

BULLETRRTC on Blindness and Low Vision   Welcome to the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University. The RRTC was established in October, 1981 through support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U. S. Department of Education and is the nation's only RRTC studying blindness and low vision. The mission of the RRTC is to prevent or alleviate the vocational, economic, and personal effects of blindness and severe visual impairment. Research and training programs focus on the need to identify, assess, and augment services intended to facilitate the employment and career development of persons who are blind or severely visually impaired.

BULLETAbout the Vision Research Center   Originated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 as a unifying National Eye Institute (NEI) support mechanism for faculty who do vision research in Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences etc. and Departments of Anatomy, Anesthesia, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Dental Medicine, Dermatology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Physiology, and Psychology.

BULLETThe Smith-Kettlewell RERC   The Smith-Kettlewell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center develops sensory aids which either enhance the use of residual vision or substitute auditory and/or tactile information for missing visual input. Our target population is the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. We also act as a national information resource on sensory aids technology.

BULLETRetina Implant News in Bonn The development of retina implants for blind humans suffering from various retinal degenerative diseases to regain a moderate amount of vision is the ambitious goal of several interdisciplinary research consortia worldwide.

BULLETAbout the Vision Research Center Originated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 as a unifying National Eye Institute (NEI) support mechanism for faculty who do vision research in Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences etc. and Departments of Anatomy, Anesthesia, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Dental Medicine, Dermatology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Physiology, and Psychology

BULLETCollaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus  On March 25, 1996 the CLEK Study announced that they had enrolled their 1,000th patient, thereby reaching their recruitment goal ahead of schedule. Recruitment ended June 15, 1996 with 1,210 patients recruited. Congratulations and thanks to all CLEK Study personnel, patients, and referring doctors.

BULLETVision Research at Yale Medical School  A link to vision research programs on glaucoma and neuroscience.   

BULLETInternational Society for Low Vision Research & Rehabilitation  People from a variety of disciplines work in the field of research and development for rehabilitation of people with vision impairment. This includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicists, psychologists, and therapists, among others.

BULLETMedWeb Biomedical Internet Resources   Actually MedWeb began when Steve began collecting and cataloging medical links in his spare time in April of 1994. In the past year Andy joined Steve to add another confused but indexed perspective to the growing volume of information. The pot o' links has grown to over 8000 in number, and is currently financially and emotionally supported by the Emory University


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Vision Research Laboratories, University of Minnesota   Welcome to the World Wide Web Server for the Vision Research Laboratories, in the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychology, located on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. This page serves as a front door to both Gordan Legge's Lab (the Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research) and Dan Kersten's Lab (Computational Vision Laboratory). Follow the links below to learn about our recent and on-going research, graduate programs, class notes, carrots, and more...


BULLETThe Retinal Implant Project  The goal of the Retinal Implant Project is to develop a microelectronic prosthesis to restore some vision to patients with retinal disease, specifically macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The project began in 1988 as a collaboration between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

BULLETNational Academy of Science  For advice on the scientific issues that frequently pervade policy decisions, the nation's leaders often turn to the institution that was specially created for this purpose: the National Academy of Sciences and its sister organizations -- the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.


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