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Subject: sci.med.vision: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Part 5/5

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+============================================================================+ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: Vision and EyeCare Part 5/5 (Copyright(C), Grant Sayer) (grants@research.canon.oz.au) +============================================================================+ 9.0 Eye Injuries and Emergencies ================================== 9.1 What to do in an emergency -------------------------------- 10.0 Internet Vision/Health Resources ======================================= A large number of resources specific for ophthalmology/optometry are maintained by Ocular Surgery News Web Server. See URL: http://www.slack.com/osn.html 10.1 Guide to On-Line Medical Resources ----------------------------------------- An extensive list of Internet Medical resources are listed in the "Guide to On-Line Medical Resources" produced by Dr Gary Malet, Family Physician (gmalet@surfer.win.net) and Lee Hancock, Education Technologist (le07144@ukanvm.cc.ukans.edu). The latest version of the document, Version 1.9, September 1 1994 , is provided in text form and as a hypertext database for use with World Wide Web browsers (URL: gopher://una.hh.lib.umich.edu/11/inetdirs) This list is recommended if you're interested in finding out some detail of all the health resources, including information, listservers, discussion lists and software that is located on the Internet or on-line from BBS's. 10.2 Images of Eye Conditions/Diseases --------------------------------------- Images of retinal and eye conditions as GIF/TIFF files [ Ed - will scan in photos/slides and put on a listserv - maybe ? ] 11 Mailing Lists ================== A number of mailing lists are located on the Internet which deal with specific visual problems or conditions. The list descriptions or "charter" are described below : 11.1 RPList ------------ This list deals with all retinal degenerations including Retinitis Pigmentosa The list description is as follows :- Description: Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a generic name for a family of degenerative genetic diseases that affect the retina. RP causes progressive vision loss, and eventually blindness. The RP list is intended for RP sufferers, their friends and relatives, and anyone with an interest in RP. Discussions are welcome on any subject relevant to RP, with an emphasis on issues specific to low vision and degenerative vision; issues relevant to blindness in general are better kept on existing blindness-related lists and newsgroups. Medical aspects of RP are also of interest, but are not the main focus of the list. Subscription: send "subscribe rplist <your name>" to listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu Posting: send email to rplist@sjuvm.stjohns.edu Archives: all contributions to the list are archived. Archives can be searched and retrieved automatically by mail to listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu Email: for more information, contact Nicolas Graner <rplist-request@lri.fr> 11.2 CVNet ------------ This list deals with colour and vision research. To subscribe send an email to [details to be added ] 11.3 ColorCat -------------- This list deals with Color categorisation To subscribe send an email to LISTSERV@brownvm.brown.edu include in the body of the message subscribe COLORCAT Firstname Lastname 11.4 HMatrix ------------- [ Details to be added ] 11.5 BlindFam -------------- This list is for the discussion of all aspects of family life as affected by blindness. To subscribe send an email to listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu and include in the body of the message subscribe blindfam Firstname Lastname 11.6 BlindNews --------------- This list deals with issues of the visually handicapped. To subscribe send an email to LISTSERV@vm1.nodak.edu include in the body of the message. subscribe BLINDNWS Firstname Lastname 11.7 MedNet ------------ [ Details to be added ] 11.8 EyeMove ------------ This list is for scientists and clinicians interested in all aspects of eye movement studies. To subscribe send and email to mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk and include in the body of the message join eye-movement Firstname Lastname 11.9 LiveEye ------------ This list also deals with colour and vision research. To subscribe send and email to listserv@vm1.yorku.ca include in the body of the message subscribe live-eye Firstname Lastname 11.9a National Marfan Foundation -------------------------------- Discussed in the newsgroup alt.support.marfan Located on the web at http://www.marfan.org/ (email: staff@marfan.org) The National Marfan Foundation is located at 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050. Telephone: 1-800-8-MARFAN An informative booklet on the Marfan syndrome is available upon request. Become a member of the NMF and recieve the quarterly, "Connective Issues". 11.10 PupilNet --------------- From the announcement page... Pupilnet is an electronic mail network and noticeboard, run from Loughborough University of Technology, England. It has three functions: 1. To provide a forum for discussion of any issue related to the pupil of the eye. 2. To allow pupil researchers from different fields to interact. 3. To collate and disseminate information about the pupil, and about work in progress, prior to publication. It is envisaged that, in the first instance, any messages sent to Pupilnet will be vetted, and then sent on to everyone on the network. In addition, a membership list of Pupilnet will be made available on request. To join the network, send a message to: Pupilnet@lut.ac.uk 11.11 Sjogren's Syndrome List (SS-List) ---------------------------------------- This list is for the discussion of sjogren's syndrome. To subscribe send an email to listserv@uiucvmd.bitnet and include in the body of the message subscribe ss-l FirstName LastName 11.12 Ophthalmic Photography and Imaging Mailing List (OPTIMAL) --------------------------------------------------------------- This list is for the discussion of ophthalmic photography and imaging. To subscribe send an email to Joseph Warnicki (owner of list) at jwar@vision.eei.upmc.edu 11.13 Ophthalmogenetics Mail List --------------------------------- This list is for the discussion of Ophthalmogenetics (genetics of the eye). To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE OPH-GEN first_name last_name to LISTSERV@NIC.SURFNET.NL 11.14 Myopia Research mailing List: ----------------------------------- This list is for anyone with an interest in clinical or applied myopia research. To subscirbe, send an email message to maiser@vision.eei.upmc.edu include in the body of the message subscribe MYOPIA-NET FirstName LastName 12.0 World Wide Web (WWW) ========================= Other related Web servers include : Announcements about conferences on Medical Imaging and Computer Vision: http://www.cv.ruu.nl/Conferences/ Indianna School of Optometry web server: http://research.opt.indiana.edu The Centre for Visual Sciences at the Australian National University has installed its Web server a few months ago. It's URL is: http://cvs.anu.edu.au/ Web sites: http://www.cmbn.rutgers.edu/ is Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Rutgers, The State University 197 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102 "Stanford Vision and Imaging Science and Techology". http://white.stanford.edu/ Rutgers Centre for Cognitive Science http://ruccs.rutgets.edu NASA Vision Science and Technology Group http://vision.arc.nasa.gov Vision Science http://vision.arc.nasa.gov/VisionScience/VisionScience.html The latter is a collection of pointers to web material related to Vision Science: labs, groups, conferences, newsgroups, databases, source code etc. CVnet list archives http://vision.arc.nasa.gov/VisionScience/mail/cvnet/index.html Centre for vision and Image Sciences at the University of Texas http://www.cvis.psy.utexas.edu Visual Impairments & Blindness Expert System: Published by the Illinois Parents of the Visually Impaired and can be accessed at http://www.att.com/community/ipvi/ 13.0 Email for Optoms/Ophthals & Net Resources ================================================ Currently the national board for USA is on the internet at address user@optometry.org To locate an OD on the internet see URL: http://www.execpc.com/~warren/optweb Looking for a job ? URL: http://www.crl.com/~smachol/optical 13.1 Commercial Interests on the Net: ==================================== DICON http://www.catalog.com/dicon Excel http://www.eyewear.com/excel Scotlens http://www.route-one.co.uk/route-one/scotlens OSN http://www.slackinc.com/wwwslack.htm Spectacle Ordering URL: http://www.teleport.com/~opbro (Optical Brokers, Portland Oregon) Sunglasses URL: http://branch.com/sunglass/sunglass.htm (The Sunglass Connection) URL:http://www.winterweb.com/ej_sunglass/ (EJ's Sunglasses) 14.0 References ================= 15.0 Contributors =================== Grant Sayer,Optometrist (grants@research.canon.oz.au) Barbara La Scala (bfls@syseng.anu.edu.au) Scott Fitz, (snf@uclink.berkeley.edu) Nathan Schwade, Ophthalmologist (eye@tamu.edu) Robert Maloney M.D, Ophthalmologist (rmaloney@jsei.ucla.edu) -- Grant Sayer EMAIL: grants@research.canon.oz.au PHONE: +61-2-805-2937 SNAIL: Canon Information Systems Research Australia 1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, Australia 2113