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12 Oct

Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $600,000 in research grants

This World Sight Day (12 October), Macular Disease Foundation Australia will announce its fourth round of funding to the Australian macular degeneration research community.  Read more →

11 May

Minister Ley makes a sight saving decision

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today applauded the Federal Government’s decision to place the registered drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), enabling patients affordable access to this sight saving treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). Read more →

26 May

At-risk Australians in the dark about sight-saving measures

Only 1% of Australians over the age of 50 knew about the Amsler grid–a simple self-test to monitor for symptoms of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.  Read more →

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