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Macular Degeneration Week 21-27 May 2018

May 21-27 is Macular Degeneration week. It is a week that allows us to reflect on all Australians suffering with Macula disease. This week increases awareness of all macula diseases including age-related Macular degeneration, Diabetic eye disease and other diseases of the macula. Macular degeneration is responsible for 50% of blindness across the general population. Prevention, detection and diagnosis is the key to achieving optimal eye health. Degeneration of the eye affects a special layer of the cell in the eye called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). In later stages of life, the RPE can die this can cause vision loss as there is a lack of blood supply to the eye.

There are two types of macular degeneration, dry and wet. Wet macular degeneration can be treated effectively through intravitreal injections in combination with laser or monotherapy. These do not cure the disease however they focus on maintaining and stabilising vision. Some clinical trials have been used to indicate vision improvement. Dr Goodwin has seen various positive outcomes associated with improved vision from the use of Intravitreal Injections.

For more information on this please click the link below:

https://www.mdfoundation.com.au

JulEYE Week 1

The Eye Surgeon’s Foundation started JulEYE to help raise awareness for eye health within the community.  The main objectives of JulyEYE are to:

  • Increase community awareness of eye disease.
  • To raise funding for vision research projects, such as finding causes and cures for vision impairments related to Glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  • To provide support both within Australia and internationally to develop eye health projects.

JulEYE

Encourages Australians to have regular eye checks.  Up to 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early.  Vision loss can occur at any age and can be a slow change.  Most people do not notice changes until there is irreversible damage.  If you have a family history of an eye condition, it is imperative to have routine eye examinations as this can place you at a higher risk of vision loss.

You can help support JulEYE by donating to The Eye Surgeon’s Foundation by clicking donate now below:

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Macular Degeneration – Treatment, Technology, Risks and Benefits

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