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Tasmania’s Vision Custodian

Tasmanian Governor has her macula checked

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM Governor of Tasmania has supported Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2015 by accepting the role of Custodian of Vision.

The Governor and husband Mr Richard Warner had an eye test and macula check, and encouraged all Tasmanians over 50 to do the same.

“I’m delighted to be Custodian of Vision for Tasmanians for Macular Degeneration Awareness Week,” the Governor said.

“It’s important to have testing because so often early intervention really matters, and can have very positive outcomes.”

Tasmanian ophthalmologist Associate Professor Nitin Verma conducted the eye test and macula check which the Governor said was “easily done, wasn’t very time consuming or inconvenient.”

There are approximately 27,614 Tasmanians with some evidence of macular degeneration.

Thank you to Her Excellency, Mr Warner and Associate Professor Nitin Verma supporting the Foundation and Macular Degeneration Awareness Week.

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM discusses the results of her macula check.

Posted: 26 May 2015