Australian icon Ita Buttrose has issued a passionate plea to senior Australians in a bid to avoid thousands of people going unnecessarily blind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her message, issued as a community service announcement, is directed to Australia’s older and more vulnerable citizens, living with macular disease, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.
She says she’s concerned many people who need urgent, sight-saving eye injections for diseases like wet (neovascular) age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema are not keeping their appointments with their ophthalmologists because of fear and confusion around public health protocols.
You can watch the full video (above) and Macular Disease Foundation Australia encourages you to share this important announcement on social media, or via email, with your friends and family by using the icons below.
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This Community Service Announcement is a part of Macula Month and proudly supported by Blackmores, Bayer and Optometry Australia.