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    Our COVID-19 advice for the macular disease community has been updated.

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    Don’t defer essential eye appointments during lockdown

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is seeking to clear up any confusion around deferring eye appointments during lockdown.

    Don’t defer essential eye appointments: media release

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is seeking to clear up any confusion around deferring eye appointments during lockdown, warning Australians to seek advice from their optometrist or ophthalmologist before doing so.

    James Muecke MDFA ambassador

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia is delighted to officially welcome Dr James Muecke AM on board as MDFA’s diabetic eye disease Ambassador.

    COVID-19 update

    With Governments around Australia rolling out vaccines for COVID-19, a frequent question to our National Helpline is about safety of the vaccine when receiving eye injections.

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    Support life-changing research

    Your donations make MDFA the largest non-government source of macular disease research funding in Australia. Donate to our tax appeal to help support life-changing research.

    Macula Matters

    In the May 2021 edition of Macula Matters, MDFA’s email newsletter for eye health professionals, we announce new CPD courses for optometrists.

    Fight Retinal Blindness! Registry

    How Professor Mark Gillies’ ever-expanding digital database helps clinicians across the globe.

    The Best is yet to come

    Case study: A 14-year-old male was referred to the Centre for Eye Health for a macular assessment. The referring practitioner reported a white-yellow macular lesion in the left eye with suspicions of an inherited condition, given the patient’s father had a long history of vision loss.

    Wellbeing and AMD

    MDFA funded researcher Ms Diana Tang is rolling out the Movement, Interaction and Nutrition for Greater Lifestyles in the Elderly – or MINGLE – program.

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