The latest from MDFA
Ita Buttrose Oration
Ita will be the keynote speaker at this inaugural oration. She will address the big issues relating to eye health and vulnerable older Australians who are at risk of blindness.
Vision Voice: autumn 2021
This newsletter leads with the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendation to make aids and equipment more accessible for older Australians – a major win for our community.
MBS Ophthalmology Taskforce Review
A proposal to cut Medicare rebates for eye injections is the next big issue we’re tackling on behalf of our community.
Geographic atrophy in dry age-related macular degeneration
This webinar will touch on what geographic atrophy is and the role it plays in dry age-related macular degeneration.
Exercises to stop you falling
People with low vision are more likely to suffer a fall. Falls prevention expert Trish Lynch shares her top tips to reduce your risk of falling.
Australian of the Year urges Aussies to slash sugar to save their sight
Dr James Muecke joined MDFA’s webinar series to reveal his plan to combat the leading cause of blindness among working-age Australians.
New TV commercial targeting at-risk community
Comedians Shane Jacobson and Jean Kittson have voiced a new TV campaign to help stop Aussies in their 50s losing their sight from macular disease.
Grant Family Fund bequest: Lasting legacy to ‘best mates’
Faye Grant included MDFA in her Will. Her bequest is now funding vital, innovative research into macular disease through the Grant Family Fund.
If you’re over 50, at risk or living with age-related macular degeneration, you should monitor your vision regularly with an Amsler grid.