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Optometry Research Literature for Alumni: Clinical Guidelines

Ophthalmic guidelines

AOA Optometric Clinical Practice Guidelines
Recommendations for patient care developed through a formal process by the American Optometric Association.

AAO Preferred Practice Patterns (Guidelines)
Guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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The Cochrane Library
Search for high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. There are Cochrane Systematic Reviews on Eyes and Vision.  A subscription is required for the full text, but substantive abstracts may be viewed for free.


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Publications
Find surveillance, prevention, and treatment information on all areas in CDC's scope of responsibility.

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Primary Care Practice
Recommendations for clinical preventive services.

Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)
Full-text documents to support health care decision-making.

NICE Guidance (National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence)
UK national healthcare guidelines. There is a devoted section on eye conditions.