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The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus provides concise and comprehensive information on conditions seen by pediatric ophthalmologists and adult strabismus surgeons. This link takes you to the AAPOS home page.

The American Academy of Ophthalmolgy is the national professional association of ophthalmologists. Their website is extensive and covers a broad range of topics. This link takes you to their page on baby, child and teenage vision - which covers what is normal and what to expect as your child's vision develops.

This is a PDF version of a book written by Dr. Burton Kushner for parents and patients with strabismus. It aims to help the general public to better understand the mechanisms causing strabismus and how we treat the condition. It is over 100 pages but covers every topic and is broken up into sections like basic information, advanced information and frequently asked questions which makes it easy to scan for the information you want.

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that occurs in some babies who:

  • Are born prematurely (earlier than 30 weeks of pregnancy)

  • Have low birth weight (less than 3 lb 5 oz or 1,500 g)

  • Have complications after they are born and receive extra oxygen for more than a few days


Prevent Blindness website offers a range of resources on Retinopathy of Prematurity. These resources were created to educate and support families of children with ROP as well as increase awareness about ROP in the general public.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Association of Certified Orthoptists issued a joint policy statement about dyslexia and learning difficulties.

This is the Oregon branch of the International Dyslexia Association. It is a great resource for parents, teachers and the students themselves. You can also become a member and get actively involved in the association.

The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation provides support and information for those patients and their families who have been diagnosed with any form of albinism. They host events, awareness drives and have a supportive online community.

A comprehensive website offering support and advice to parents of children with visual impairment.

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