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Macular Society

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. We have more than 22,000 members and, as the biggest patient group in the sight loss sector, we are the voice of people with macular conditions.

We provide information and support to improve the lives of people with macular disease and to ensure no one has to face it alone. We campaign for better care and we fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.

We have nearly 400 Macular Society support groups around the UK and beyond, run by volunteers who are the experts in living with macular disease.

We also have a helpline as well as befriending and counselling services and we offer one-to-one training in skills to make the best use of remaining vision. All our services are free to anyone who needs them.

Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world, affecting over 600,000 people. As our population ages it is becoming more prevalent and by 2050 that number will reach 1.3m.

There are many types of macular disease, and while some are very rare genetic problems affecting younger people, the most common form is AMD. Macular disease is a very serious, debilitating and devastating condition and can affect people’s ability to drive, read or see fine detail, including recognising faces. 

Join us for free 

The Society has launched a free six month membership trial. People join the Society for many different reasons. Some in recognition of the support they have received from us, to enable us to continue to provide our vital services. Others want to join the Society to be part of our voice.

Find out more about our free trial membership   

Helpline 0300 3030 111
Macular Society
Crown Chambers
South Street
SP10 "BN
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