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01 May

Australian macular disease study released today indicates 64% of those diagnosed with diabetes don’t know it can affect their eyes

Marking the launch of the inaugural Macula Month (May), study results released today by Macular Disease Foundation Australia highlight the need for Australians, particularly those living with diabetes, to be more aware of macular disease and how to minimise the risk.       Read more →

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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