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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation
Web address:http://www.uveitis.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct491394
Date of initial review: 27 Jun 2000
Validity of certificate05 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit05 Aug 2011
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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

HONcode status
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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
Founder and President
C. Stephen Foster, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director
Background and Curriculum Vitae Email
  (05 Aug 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Dr. Foster founded the MEEI Immunology Service over 30 years ago. He believes in sharing the knowledge, information and technology that has been gained during its years of existence. The training of over 100 fellows from all over the globe, as you will see as you browse through this site, bears testimony to this philosophy and our belief in the effort to eliminate blindness resulting from ocular inflammation. He has now opened a new private Institute, the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) , and has formed a tax exempt research and education foundation, the Ocular Immu...  (05 Aug 2011) - Link

We do this to reach out to more physicians (especially fellow Ophthalmologists and Immunologists), residents and fellows in training, Medical Universities and Hospitals, allied health professionals and most importantly, our patients.
  (05 Aug 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Web site is located.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Research News in the British Medical Journal: Longterm Analysis of Risk of use of Immunosuppressive Chemotherapy in Uveitis/OID
  (05 Aug 2011) - Link

Website last modified 1/11
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The website is funded by the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation.
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8. Advertising policy
We do not adverstise on the website.
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