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    Answering your questions about eye health and macular disease

    Our eye health video series answers some of the frequently asked questions about macular disease.

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    The Two of Us

    Patron Ita Buttrose and her Uncle Gerald Buttrose discuss the impact of age-related macular degeneration.

    Macular disease research symposium

    Macular degeneration research was the focus of the Macular Degeneration Awareness Week Research Symposium held in May 2017. 

    Jean Kittson

    Carers lose sight of own macular health

    Concern over survey which reveals carers are not prioritising their own eye health and may be risking their sight.

    Mel Byrnes

    Mel Byrnes: Early action saved his sight

    Mel Byrnes was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration in 2007 but quick action saved his sight.

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    Cuts to transport subsidy opposed

    Disability groups, including MDFA, call for Senate to block transport subsidy cuts.

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    Low vision report

    MDFA’s Low Vision report highlights the evidence base supporting the benefits of aids and technologies for those with vision loss and blindness.

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    Sight-saving win

    People living in rural and remote areas needing sight-saving treatment will benefit from an important procedural change.

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    Celebration of 15 years

    The celebration of 15 years of serving the macular disease community was a reoccurring theme MDFA’s 2016 AGM.  

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    OCT scans

    MDFA welcomes the Medicare rebate for an ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scan for the initial diagnosis of macular conditions, but more is needed.