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Reducing the incidence and impact of macular disease in Australia

Macular Disease Foundation Australia is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of macular disease in Australia through education and awareness programs, research, provision of support services and representing the best interests of the macular disease community.


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Australians with diabetes now have access to sight-saving treatment on the PBS

Australians living with the devastating prospect of vision loss and blindness due to diabetic macular edema (DME) or retinal vein occlusion (RVO) now have access to a proven, registered treatment, after the listing of ranibizumab (Lucentis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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Media reports regarding Argus 2 implant "bionic eye"

The BBC today reported on the first case of a person with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) receiving the Argus 2 retinal implant, commonly referred to as a 'bionic eye'. The procedure was conducted at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the UK.

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We want to see your world - Enter the mEYE World Photographic Competition

Macular Disease Foundation Australia is calling for entries into the fifth annual mEYE World Photographic Competition and is asking all Australians to submit a photograph that captures the theme: See My World.

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Jean Morton – a wonderful human being who inspired us all

It was with great sorrow to all at the Foundation to learn of the passing of long time supporter, volunteer and ‘Friend of the Foundation’ Jean Morton on 2 July 2015.

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Winter newsletter now available including survey on costs for wet macular degeneration treatment

The Foundation’s winter newsletter is now available and includes an update on government funding for the Foundation’s education program, research updates, details of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week and much more. Included with this edition is an important survey for those receiving treatment for wet macular degeneration.

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Macular Degeneration Awareness Week a great success!

This year’s Macular Degeneration Awareness Week (24-30 May 2015) went back to basics with the theme ‘How’s your macula?’ encouraging all Australians to get an eye test and macula check. The Foundation undertook a range of awareness raising activities throughout the week.

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Governor of South Australia - A Custodian of Vision

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO Governor of South Australia, in support of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, had his eyes tested and macula checked to highlight to South Australians the importance of looking after their eye health.

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Governor of Western Australia - A Custodian of Vision

In support of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO Governor of Western Australia had an eye test and macula check at Government House to highlight the importance of early detection of macular degeneration.

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Governor of New South Wales - A Custodian of Vision

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley had an eye test and macula check at Government House in support of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2015.

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Governor of Victoria - A Custodian of Vision

His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC Governor of Victoria and Mrs Elizabeth Chernov’s supported Macular Degeneration Awareness Week by having an eye test and macula check.

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Governor of Tasmania - A Custodian of Vision

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM Governor of Tasmania has supported Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2015 by accepting the role of Custodian of Vision.

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New report highlights the economic impact of diabetic macular oedema in Australia

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today voiced its concern regarding the economic impact of Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME) in Australia.

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New Low Vision Advisory Service – Sydney

A new free low vision advisory service is now available at Macular Disease Foundation Australia’s Sydney office.

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mEYE World Photographic Competition 2012 - Now Closed!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the people who entered the mEYE World Photographic Competition this year - we had an overwhelming response! It is now up to our fantastic judges who have the difficult task of choosing our winners... Stay tuned.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment – The Foundation’s Position

A number of Australia’s peak medical and patient advocacy groups are advising patients to be careful of alternate treatments that are advertised in newspapers or on the internet claiming dramatic success in the treatment of MD.

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Macular Degeneration One Decade Gala Fundraising Dinner 2011

At the launch of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2011, the Foundation celebrated one decade of service to the Macular Degeneration community with a gala fundraising dinner at the Sydney Hilton Hotel on Friday 20 May. It was a wonderful evening acknowledging so many supporters and expressing our heartfelt thanks for the enormous contribution of Dr Paul Beaumont, our founding director

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Winter Newsletter Now Available!

View our special One Decade edition which highlights the launch of MD Awareness Week 2011, the launch of the Macular Degeneration Foundation Research Grants Program, our One Decade Gala Fundraising Dinner, the mEYE World Photographic Competition Winners and our new publication Low Vision Aids & Technology – A Guide.

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Now Available, Low Vision Aids and Technology – A Guide

Low Vision Aids and Technology – A Guide, the fourth in a series on guides produced by the Foundation, provides information on the different types of aids and technology available to assist those living with low vision.

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Eye Health Checklist

To find out more about how to reduce your risk including the need for eye tests and self-monitoring using an Amsler grid
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Facts & Figures

Statistical information on prevalence, risk factors and the cost of MD in Australia.
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Low Vision Aids &
Technology - A Guide

Answers key questions
and gives examples
of low vision aids
and technology.

Low Vision - A Guide
Coping strategies, low
vision tips for the
recently diagnosed
and a detailed service
directory of low vision
organisations

Family, Friend &
Carer - A Guide

provides information
for carers who
support people who
are blind or have low
vision

Slips, Trips & Falls -
A Guide

Practical advice to
avoid slips, trips and
falls





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