Certificate of compliance

BrightFocus Foundation

is in compliance with the HONcode

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20 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Jul 2021

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

21 Feb 2000

Certificate validity:

valid until Jul 2021

Date of last visit:

10 Mar 2021

Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

The following experts have served on each committee within the preceding five years.

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

The BrightFocus website does not contain medical advice. The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images and other material are intended for informational and educational purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. The contents of this website are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Although we take efforts to keep the medical information on our website updated, we cannot guarantee that the information on our website reflects the most up-to-date research.

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

Privacy Policy & Website Terms of Use

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.


(15 Jul 2020) - Link

This content was last updated on: July 5, 2020
This content was first posted on: July 5, 2020

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact Information

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

BrightFocus Foundation receives its funding primarily from donations and not from advertising or government sources.

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication.

Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication. Editorial content originates from an external entity or source is clearly identified by the primary affiliation of the author.

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

BrightFocus maintains a distinct separation between editorial and advertising content

(15 Jul 2020) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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