The Macular Degeneration Foundation has launched a new publication Family, Friend & Carer - A Guide. This new guide recognises the outstanding contribution of family, friends and carers to those who are blind or have low vision, and the need for support in their vital work. Family, Friend & Carer - A Guide provides vital information on where to access help and support, and also offers strategies on how to deal with the important role of being a carer. While macular degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia, the other four major eye diseases are also affecting our ageing Australian population. Family, Friend & Carer - A Guide has therefore been produced to be used by carers of patients with all types of vision impairment. Family, Friend & Carer - A Guide was launched on the 10th April 2008 by NSW Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, the Hon. Kristina Keneally.
For any other information on macular degeneration please call the Foundation on 1800 111 709.
10 April 2008