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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.

 

All eyes on the baby boomers this Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1965, are at risk of macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss.

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Telephone voting for the 2016 federal election

Voters who are blind or have low vision will be able to cast a vote in secret by telephone from any location, including their own homes.

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Independent Review of NDIS Act acknowledges age discrimination

On October 2015, Macular Disease Foundation Australia responded to the Independent Review of the NDIS Act.

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Federal Budget 2016

The Federal Budget 2016 has limited benefits for patients with macular disease and their carers and may result in cost shifting to patients.

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His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO

South Australian State Governor the Honourable Hieu Van Le has agreed to be a Custodian of Vision for Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

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Ozurdex recommended for PBS listing for certain people with DME

The Foundation welcomes the news that Ozurdex (dexamethasone implant) has been recommended for PBS listing for the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

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Payment boost for more than 3.7 million Australians

More than 3.7 million Australians will be better off from today, following increases to the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, and other payments and allowances.

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Autumn newsletter now available

The Foundation’s autumn newsletter is now available. This edition includes an update on advocacy issues affecting the macular disease community, research about blue light from smart phones and technology, information on state based taxi subsidy schemes and much more.

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

The Federal Department of Health has issued Version 5 of the revised guidelines for preparing a submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, and is requesting feedback from the public.

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Complement antibody (LFG316) shown to be ineffective for dry age-related macular degeneration

On 6 February 2016, at the Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration conference in Miami, USA, it was announced that a 12 month study of the investigational antibody LFG316 failed to demonstrate efficacy (effectiveness) against the development of geographic atrophy, the end stage of dry age-related macular degeneration.

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New diabetic eye disease newsletter now available

The Foundation is now producing a newsletter focused on diabetic eye disease, in addition to the regular quarterly newsletter. This publication contains information and tips for people with diabetes, their friends and family. To subscribe call the Foundation on 1800 111 709.

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Bulls and Bears supporting Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Macular Disease Foundation Australia has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Australian Stockbrokers Foundation Annual Bulls and Bears Golf Day.

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Reflecting on successes at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting

Macular Disease Foundation Australia's Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 8 December 2015 at the Foundation's Sydney office.

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Ita Buttrose awards mEYE World Photographic Competition winners

The mEYE World Photographic Competition 2015 winners and runners up were announced by Ita Buttrose at an awards event on 12 November 2015.

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Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove Awards Foundation Research Grants

The Foundation thanks His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove for generously welcoming the Foundation, research grant recipients and guests to Admiralty House on World Sight Day 2015.

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Older Aussies seeing a better future

Australia is now leading the world in protecting older people from the debilitating impacts of wet age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness 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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