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    Generational blindness from AMD

    Rita’s family is a classic example of the hereditary nature of AMD. From a family of eight, six siblings lived past middle age. Three of the six were diagnosed with AMD.

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    On the frontline with AMD

    If money was no object, Gillian Cameron would gather the best research minds from across the globe and ask them to focus on fixing macular disease.


    The hereditary risk of AMD

    She’s only 22, but already Jessica Falon is making the changes necessary to try to prevent the macular disease that has blinded her grandmother.

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    Are you next in line for AMD?

    More than 60% of Australians are unaware of the strong familial risks associated with Australia’s leading cause of blindness.

    Jean Kittson

    Jean Kittson’s family link to vision loss

    For Jean Kittson, one of Australia’s most loved performers, the familial risks associated with AMD are startlingly real.

    Eggs could reduce risk of AMD

    A new Australian study indicates that regular consumption of eggs could reduce the risk of developing AMD.

    Launch of National Action Plan

    National Strategic Action Plan released

    A federal Government commitment to the National Strategic Action Plan developed by MDFA is recognition of the enormous impact macular disease has in our society.

    New WA Research Centre for Juvenile Macular Disease

    MDFA Research Grant recipient Dr Fred Chen will head a new Centre of Research Excellence in juvenile macular disease.

    New sight saving resources for residential aged care

    A report and new digital training tools aim to improve understanding of eye health and vision loss in Australia’s residential aged care facilities.