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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.

AOA Quick Reference Guides
Concise summaries of the key patient management information provided in the AOA Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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

Search for more clinical guidelines


National Guideline Clearinghouse
Search for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

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.

NIH Clinical Alerts and Advisories
Release of findings from NIH-funded clinical trials where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality.

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.

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