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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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    I’m so relieved

    Mike says the rejection of a proposed cut in the Medicare rebate for eye injections means he can get on with life and not have to worry about the cost of maintaining his sight.

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    Improving treatment adherence for wet AMD patients

    Specsavers and MDFA have announced a strategic scoping partnership with a vision to increase and enhance support for patients diagnosed with wet AMD.

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    Geographic atrophy and quality of life

    Study reports impact of GA on independence and quality of life worse than expected

    Providing education to healthcare professionals

    How MDFA is working with GPs, pharmacists and Aboriginal health workers

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    Macular disease research highlights

    The latest research relevant to optometrists and other health professionals

    15 years of treatment saved Valerie’s sight

    When Valerie Edwards noticed a bend in her sewing needle, she immediately went to her ophthalmologist and diagnosed her with wet AMD.

    “This is really good news”

    Eye injections have saved the sight of thousands of Australians since they arrived down under

    Pastor Ron Clarke with his Order of Australia medal

    I will lose my sight

    Pastor Ron’s story: If I lose access to eye injections, I will lose my sight.

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    Vision Voice: Read our latest newsletter

    On the cover of the Vision Voice Autumn 2022 newsletter, you’ll read how MDFA is making your voice heard ahead of the Federal Election.

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