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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
EyeHealthWeb
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:EyeHealthWeb
Web address:http://www.eyehealthweb.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct618435
Date of initial review: 05 Oct 2006
Validity of certificate24 Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
All content on eyehealthweb.com is reviewed or written by certified optometrists and ophthalmologists located across the United States.
Editorial Board Members

Dr. Mounir Bashour
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Dr. Michael Fu
Dr. William Goldstein
Jocelyn Mylott, RDO
Dr. Brad Spagnolo
Dr. William Trattler
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Our mission is to provide un-biased, accurate & up-to-date eye care information to help inform consumers about everything eye related from eye care, eye health, refractive surgery, eye conditions and diseases, choosing proper contacts, maintaining eye glasses, optometry jobs, top optometry schools, and much more.
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Audience:
Our mission is to provide un-biased, accurate & up-to-date eye care information to help inform consumers about everything eye related [..].
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Purpose of the website
All content is created to only inform the user and is not to replace the relationship between their existing physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting eyehealthweb.com. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by eyehealthweb.com

The Information We Collect

You are able to visit much of this website without providing any personally identifiable information. Sometimes, however, we do need your personally identifiable information to provide you with the products and services that you request. The types of...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Authored by Dr. William Goldstein
Reviewed by Dr. Mounir Bashour

References:
J. Anshel, MD “Smart Medicine for Your Eyes” (SquareOne Publishers, 2011) 181:291
MDConsult Eye Infections Treatment http://www.mdconsult.com/
Ophthalmology Times, Eye Bacteria Getting More Resistant to Older Antibiotics
http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=601743
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[Page updated 9/2012]
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5. Justification of claims
* National Institute of Health, Efficacy of carbamazepine combined with botulinum toxin a in the treatment of blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23225838

BOTOX® Injections are a simple, quick, minimally invasive treatment that can deliver dramatic results for patients suffering from blepharospasm.

In general, the benefits of BOTOX® Injections begin to appear within two weeks of treatment and last an average of three to four months. Ninety percent of people who undergo BOTOX® Injections obtain complete relief, but most people need to repeat treatment every two to three months.*


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6. User support and adequation
How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this page, any other page on this site, or the site in general, please contact us via email -
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
EyeHealthWeb.com is designed, marketed and produced by IMG Health Publications, a division of IMG Publications.
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This site is not owned or operated in whole or in part by any company that provides eye care products or services. To fund the operation and development of this site, we offer advertising to companies in designated areas. Please see our Advertising Disclaimer.

IMG Health is an internet healthcare publishing company started in 2004 and specializes in educational health websites.
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8. Advertising policy
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To pay for hosting and other web site related costs eyehealthweb.com displays advertisements through Google's ad network and separate private negotiations with companies who provides either a product or service in the eye care industry. Advertisements and the company or product it represents or promotes, do not have any influence over the editorial content of our site.
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Advertisements on this site are clearly stated by having the word "Advertisement" above the ad or "Ads by Google" above or below the ad.
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