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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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    Barriers to effective eye care

    This MDFA-funded study surveyed both patients and practitioners about the enablers and barriers to effective eye care.

    Lorin Nicholson with his son Tom

    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.

    Fred Chen with a patient

    From the lab to the clinic: A/Prof Fred Chen

    MDFA Research Grant recipient A/Prof Fred Chen is working to find treatments and establish clinical pathways for patients with Stargardt disease.

    In the lab with A/Prof Wilson Heriot

    Is there a link between anti-malarial medication and macular degeneration?

    Macula Matters

    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.

    Prof Robyn Guymer conducting an eye exam

    Prof Robyn Guymer: Describing AMD

    With funding from MDFA’s Research Grants Program, Prof Robyn Guymer developed a new suite of state-of-the-art techniques to better describe early AMD.

    Prof Damien Harkin in the lab

    With an MDFA Research Grant, Professor Damien Harkin undertook a novel research project using a protein extracted from silk as a form of scaffold on which to grow new retinal tissue,

    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 CERA with a white-yellow macular lesion and suspicions of an inherited condition.