Opthalmologist James Muecke, the 2020 Australian of the Year, has thrown his weight behind the Check My Macula campaign, launched by Macular Disease Foundation Australia.
As an ophthalmologist, Dr Muecke has been fighting blindness for 30 years. He says he’s concerned about the number of patients he’s treating for macular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
Macular disease is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.
“That’s why I’m asking every Australian aged 50-plus to visit www.CheckMyMacula.com.au,” Dr Muecke says.
“Check My Macula is an online quiz that helps over-50s quickly and easily identify their risk factors for macular disease and diabetic eye disease and book an eye exam with your nearest optometrist.”
Visit the Check My Macula site: www.CheckMyMacula.com.au
The campaign is spearheaded by a quirky television commercial, featuring the voices of MDFA ambassador and entertainer Jean Kittson and actor Shane Jacobson.
View the TV commercial.