The following resources provide additional information about eye diseases, Ophthalmology services at Penn, and guidance for conducting clinical trials with human participants.
Information about Eye Diseases and the Scheie Eye Institute
- Lighthouse International
- National Eye Institute
- Scheie Eye Institute
- Eye Resources on the Internet (maintained by the Assn of Vision Science Librarians)
Information on Diabetic Retinopathy
Information on Age-related Macular Degeneration
Resources for Conducting Clinical Trials
- Food & Drug Administration's Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 (Regulations & Guidance for Drug Studies)
- International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines for Good Clinical Practices
- University of Pennsylvania Office of Human Research
- National Institutes of Health
Reading Center Resources
Research Institutes at the University of Pennsylvania
- Center for Bioethics (education and research in bioethics)
- Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CCEB)
- Institute on Aging (clinical and basic research and educational programs focusing on normal aging and age-related diseases)
- Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) A cooperative venture among Penn's schools of medicine, business, nursing, dental medicine, communications, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, LDI conducts multidisciplinary studies on the medical, economic, social, and ethical issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered.
- Abramson Cancer Center (cancer research, patient care, and education)
- Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center (PMNC). Dedicated to the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.
- Penn Neuro-Ophthalmology provides care to patients with optic nerve problems, visual field defects, extraocular motility dysfunction and orbital disorders.