Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of blindness and diseases or other conditions that affect the eyes. The associated medical specialty is ophthalmology.
Key words: Achromatic Vision; Amaurosis; Amblyopia; Ametropia; Aniseikonia; Anisometropia; Asthenopia; Astigmatism; Blindness; Choroid Diseases; Color Blindness; Conjunctival Diseases; Corneal Diseases; Diochromatic Vision; Diplopia; Double Vision; Duane Retraction Syndrome; Eyelid Diseases; Glaucoma; Hemeralopia; Hemianopsia; Hyperopia; Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases; Lens Diseases; Low Vision; Macular Degeneration; Miller Fisher Syndrome; Myopia; Night Blindness; Nyctalopia; Ocular Hypertension; Ocular Hypotension; Ocular Motility Disorders; Optic Nerve Diseases; Orbital Diseases; Presbyopia; Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy; Pupil Disorders; Refractive Errors; Retenal Diseases; Retinal Dysplasia; Retinitis Pigmentosa; Retinitis; Scleral Diseases; Scleritis; Scotoma; Scotoma; Strabismus; Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome; Tunnel Vision; Uveal Diseases; Uvenitis; Vision Disorders; Vitreous Detachment
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.
See also: Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services