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    Macula Month 2022

    We kick off Macula Month celebrating a huge win for the macular disease community, as the major political parties reject a 69 per cent rebate cut for sight-saving eye injections.

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    Forced to hang up her knitting needles

    Sadly, eye injections came too late for Cheryl Chamberlain. But thousands of Australian patients will now be able to stick to this sight-saving treatment after both major political parties rejected a proposed Medicare rebate cut.

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    Anne and 47,000 other Australians are relieved a proposed Medicare rebate cut for eye injections has been rejected.

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    The sight of 47,000 older Australians has been saved

    Eye injections saved Uncle Gerald’s sight. Now both major parties’ have rejected a recommended rebate cut, an additional 47,000 older Australians will keep their vision too.

    Rebate cut rejected

    The Government and Opposition reject a cut to the Medicare rebate for sight-saving eye injections, which threatened to blind 47,000 Australians.

    It’s good news for people on a pension

    The rejection of the proposed Medicare rebate cut is good news, “especially for people on a pension”, says Joe from Queensland.

    Proposed Medicare rebate cut rejected

    A win for the macular disease community as major political parties reject a Medicare rebate cut for sight-saving eye injections.

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