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Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Macular Degeneration causes loss of central vision. The Macula is the central part of the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The retina processes all visual images and is responsible for the ability to drive, see colours clearly, read and recognise faces. The major risk factors for Macular Degeneration are age (50 years and over), smoking and a family history of the disease.
Those at risk should "Have an eye test and make sure the macula is checked".
Macular Degeneration Foundation
The Macular Degeneration Foundation is a charity that is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of Macular Degeneration in Australia. The Foundation achieves this through education, research, support services and representation. Raising awareness of the disease is a key objective of the Foundation.
To find out more about Macular Degeneration and to receive a free information pack, please phone the Macular Degeneration Foundation on the free call number 1800 111 709 or visit www.mdfoundation.com.au.