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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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Macular Degeneration Summer Newsletter 2016

The summer newsletter is our research edition for the year. It includes information on the opening of the next round of research grants in 2017, an update on 2015 funded grants, results from the Foundation’s own research, and as an attachment our annual research update. Also featured is an update on our representation activities, the winners of the mEYE World Photographic Competition 2016, update of Low Vision Aids and Technologies benefits, and more.

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Winners mEYE World Photographic Competition 2016

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today announced the grand finalist and category winners of the mEYE World Photographic Competition 2016, to mark World Diabetes Day. The outstanding winners were selected from over 2,400 photographs entered to celebrate the theme – See My World.

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Eye scan for macular disease – is it enough?

Macular Disease Foundation Australia welcomes the news that from 1 November 2016, Medicare will provide a rebate for the use of an ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scan for the initial diagnosis of 'wet' age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema (DME) and other similar conditions, when the procedure is performed by an ophthalmologist. A maximum of one OCT scan per year will be reimbursed.

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Ozurdex to be PBS listed for diabetic macular oedema

Macular Disease Foundation Australia welcomes the news that Ozurdex® (dexamethasone implant) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 November 2016.

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National Eye Health Survey and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

A National Eye Health Survey[1] of 4,836 individuals from metropolitan, regional and remote communities has identified that the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment in Australia has declined, and that Australia is performing better than other comparable countries.

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Spring newsletter now available

This edition of the newsletter provides an update on the Foundation’s 2016 Federal Election campaign, it announces the release a new publication “Eye injection treatment costs and rebates” which can be ordered from the Foundation, it features Shirley’s story of embracing low vision aids, and announces the part-funding of a new research project, plus so much more.

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Your consumer rights: a guide for consumers with disability

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a consumer rights guide for people with disability.

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Foundation’s Research Grants Program supports new research

Macular Disease Foundation Australia is proud to be partnering with the Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) and Carers NSW in an important new research project which has attracted a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership grant.

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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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