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    PBS listing a “big win” says MDFA

    A change to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listing for two key medicines, is a “big win for the macular disease community”.

    MDFA position statement re 2RT laser.

    MDFA position statement re 2RT laser.

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    Depression, suicide and AMD

    The impact of vision loss due to AMD on patients’ quality of life and psychological well-being is comparable to that of cancer or coronary heart disease.

    Val Anderson

    Val Nicholson: Prioritising AMD treatment

    After the initial shock of diagnosis, Val realised she needed to accept that age-related macular degeneration is part of her life. 

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    Government announces National Action Plan funding

    The federal today announced funding for MDFA to develop a Strategic National Action Plan for Macular Disease.

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    Allies against vision loss

    Finding the right ophthalmologist has been one of the most important aspects of Helen Siemering’s campaign to save her sight.

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    Survey reveals alarming results

    Survey results released for Macula Month highlight the need for Australians, particularly those living with diabetes, to be more aware of macular disease.

    Dee Hopkins

    New CEO

    The Board of Directors of Macular Disease Foundation Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dee Hopkins as Chief Executive Officer. 

    Professor Paul Mitchell honoured

    Professor Paul Mitchell has been awarded Officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.