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    Macula Month 2022

    We kick of 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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    Which foods reduce the risk of AMD?

    Epidemiologist Professor Bamini Gopinath explains how to eat for your eyes to prevent or delay progression of AMD.

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    A Christmas filled with music

    As 102-year-old Cliff lost his vision through age-related macular degeneration (AMD), he also lost his ability to read music. 

    Celebrating good vision

    Regular eye injections allow Jan to keep painting her large oil-on-canvas masterpieces four years after her diagnosis of AMD.

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    Vision Voice summer 2020

    The summer 2020 edition of our Vision Voice newsletter, packed with information for the macular disease community.

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    New roles for MDFA expert advisors

    Associate Professor Alex Hunyor has joined the MDFA Board and Associate Professor Anthony Kwan has become Chair of MDFA’s Research Committee

    Australian of the Year urges Aussies to slash sugar to save their sight

    Dr James Muecke joined MDFA’s webinar series to reveal his plan to combat the leading cause of blindness among working-age Australians.

    Chris Smith urges 50-somethings to catch signs of AMD early

    Broadcaster Chris Smith hardly noticed anything wrong with his vision but was diagnosed with AMD at the age of 52.

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    New TV commercial targeting at-risk community

    Comedians Shane Jacobson and Jean Kittson have voiced a new TV campaign to help stop Aussies in their 50s losing their sight from macular disease.

    50-year-olds at risk of vision loss and blindness

    Australians in their 50s are putting themselves at risk of going blind with a new survey revealing only one in 10 are able to properly identify the major risk factors for AMD.