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    Medicare rebate update

    We're 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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    Navigator Library

    The Navigator Library Access Project is designed to help those who have difficulty reading due to macular degeneration.

    Focus on family

    New research reveals Aussies are at risk of going blind but don’t know it.

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    Lucentis PBS listing

    Macular Degeneration Foundation welcomed the decision to list the sight-saving treatment, Lucentis; on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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    Cigarette warnings welcomed

    Macular Degeneration Foundation welcomes new warnings about smoking and blindness to be printed on tobacco products.

    Lucentis must be accessible

    Macular Degeneration Foundation calls on the Federal Government to speed the accessibility and affordability of Lucentis.

    Awareness week 2006

    Macular degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia and is silently taking away the sight of Australia’s ageing population.

    Costs of AMD

    A study has revealed that AMD costs Australians $2.6 billion a year.

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    Win for war veterans

    War Veterans will now be subject to the same measurement of visual acuity as other Australians in order to access Centrelink benefits.