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    I’m a carer

    If you’re caring for someone with vision loss from macular disease, we’re here to help.


    Supporting you, as you care for someone with vision loss

    Many people living with vision loss from macular disease require carers to help them maintain their quality of life and independence.

    Often these carers are unpaid family or friends.

    Being a carer can be time-consuming and sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Sometimes you may feel as if you are on your own, but there’s a lot of information and support available.

    Caring for someone with reduced vision requires a support team. That team is centred around the person who needs care, and needs to partner also with you, the carer.

    On this page you’ll find resources specifically curated for carers. There’s also information on macular diseases and living well with vision loss

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia is uniquely positioned to help you, in your role as carer for someone with vision loss. And if you ever need us, our National Helpline is available to support you as well as the person you are caring for.  

    Check My Macula

    As a carer, it is important you care for your own eye health. Do you know your own risk of macular disease?

    Resources for carers

    Free MDFA resources aimed at helping you understand the needs of someone with reduced vision. Our resources will explain some of the supports available and how to access them.

    Find an education seminar or webinar

    Our education sessions are now largely online, although we will schedule face-to-face seminars where possible. It’s now easier than ever to find an information session on a topic of interest to you.

    Living well with macular disease

    It’s important for people living with macular disease to maintain their quality of life and independence. There’s also a specific section for carers.


    Macular disease researchers from around the world are searching for treatments and cures. MDFA is the largest non-government source of macular disease research funds in Australia.

    News for carers