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The American Academy of Ophthalmology ("AAO") and its associated organizations American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (“AAOE”) and International Society for Refractive Surgery (“ISRS) draw your attention to this Medical Disclaimer. By using these sites or their services you agree to be bound by Medical Disclaimer set forth below.

BY USING THESE WEBSITES, www.aao.org, www.aao.org/isrs and www.aao.org/aaoe (collectively referred to here as “Website”) YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ THE MEDICAL DISCLAIMER, UNDERSTAND IT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU MAY NOT USE THESE WEBSITES AND YOU MAY NOT REGISTER AS A USER.

1. DISCLAIMER OF MEDICAL LIABILITY: You understand and agree that AAO does Not Provide Medical Advice or Endorsements.

A. This Website Does Not Provide Medical Advice. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all content on this website is the opinion or information of its author, not the AAO. This website is not a substitute for medical advice. Always contact your own eye doctor or other professional healthcare provider if you have a question concerning your or your family's health.

RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. AAO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS, DRUG AND DEVICE APPLICATION OR OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS SITE.

B. The AAO Does Not Recommend or Endorse the Products or Services of Others. The AAO does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, drugs, devices, products, services, physicians, or medical institutions that may be mentioned or referenced on this Website. Any advertisers who purchase banners or otherwise support AAO and this Website have no influence on the editorial content or presentation and any such advertisements are not implied or express endorsements of any product, service, or company.

2. You Agree That the AAO Is Not Liable For Your Use of this Website

A. No Warranty. ALL INFORMATION MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONATAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, ANIMATION, JAVA SCRIPT, COOKIES OR DOCUMENTS, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AAO AND ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS STRAINS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.

B. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL AAO NOR ANY OF ITS MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE, OR, IF NO PURCHASE PRICE WAS PAID OR CHARGED, THE SUM OF $100.00. IN ADDITION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL AAO NOR ANY OF ITS MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN ANY ACTION OR CLAIM INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS FOR NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR TORT, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THE INABILITY TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE OR USE OF ANY MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS, CONTAINED ON, OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

C. Links to Other Sites. This Website contains links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the AAO of the contents on such third-party Web sites. The AAO is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Websites. If you decide to access linked third party Websites, you do so at your own risk.

3. Notices: If you have questions or comments regarding the AAO, ISRS or AAOE websites, please contact us at webmaster@aao.org, or by post at Legal Department, AAO, 655 Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94109.

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