Web Resources

A note about web resources: The web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as “refractive eye surgery” or “cornea” will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the web since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.

Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia
https://www.cemm.org/
The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM has a long history of developing world-class medical multimedia using cutting-edge video production, interactivity, and 3D animation.

National Eye Institute
https://nei.nih.gov
As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.

MedlinePlus
https://medlineplus.gov/refractiveerrors.html
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

American Academy of Ophthalmology
https://eyesmart.org
This website is designed for patients by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, their mission is to protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for patients and the public.