Macular Degeneration

Definition: Loss of central vision due to damage to the macular. Most common in older people (AMD) but can occur in younger people.

Category: Eye Condition

Credit: Macular Disease Society

Source: https://www.macularsociety.org/age-related-macular-degeneration-0


Services specifically catering for people with Macular Degeneration

Macular Society Advice and Information Line - (Macular Society)Service

Being diagnosed with macular disease can leave you and your family feeling isolated and uncertain about the future. But, there is no need to face macular disease alone; the Macular Society specialist helpline team provide free information, guidance and advice to anyone affected by central vision loss whether it's you, a friend or a family member.
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Macular Society Befriending - (Macular Society)Service

It is not unusual for some people with macular disease to feel isolated, especially if it's difficult to get out and about. However, there is no need to feel alone - MS telephone befrienders can provide a regular friendly phone call, which may help to rebuild confidence and independence. Their telephone befriending service may be especially helpful if you cannot get to one of their support group meetings, but would like to talk to someone who has experience of macular disease.
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Macular Society buddies - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society can put you in touch with a Treatment Buddy who has already had treatment, for information and reassurance. If you are experiencing visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet Syndrome) due to sight loss there is a buddy service where you can talk to someone who has also experienced visual hallucinations for information and reassurance.
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Macular Group Swansea - (Macular Society)Service

Club for people with macular degeneration in Swansea. Meets at the Grand Theatre from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm on the first Saturday of alternate months (January, March etc).
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Macular Support Group - Maesteg - (Macular Society)Service

Meets 2nd Monday of every month, 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome. Meet at Heritage Suite, Maesteg Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hartshorn House, Neath Road, CF34 9EE.
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Macular Society local support groups - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society has local self-help support groups across the UK. The groups vary in size and style but all offer invaluable practical and emotional support to people with macular disease from people with macular disease. Click the link below and enter your postcode to find the group near you.
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Macular Group Holyhead - (Macular Society)Service

Group supporting people with macular degeneration. Meets on 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10.30am. Mill Bank Community Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey.
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Macular Group - Bangor - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at Quaker House, Dean Street, Bangor. 1.30pm.
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Macular Group - Blaenau Ffestiniog - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease meets on 2nd Thursday of every month, 1-3pm. Gwesty Ty Gorsaf Hotel, 1 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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Macular Group - Pwllheli - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Support group for people with macular disease meets 2nd Friday of every month.
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Macular Disease Support Group Conwy - (Macular Society)Service

Meets on the first Monday of the month from 10.30 to 12.00 at Craig y Don Community Centre.
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Macular Support Group Abergele - (Macular Society)Service

Meets on 3rd Monday in the month at 1.30pm. Hafod - Park, Abergele, Conwy.
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Macular Group Wrexham - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on the third Thursday of the month, between 1pm at AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham.
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Macular Group - Bridgend - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease at Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD. Meets on the first Friday of the month from 10 am to 12pm.
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Macular Group - Cardiff - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets at CIB monthly on the last Friday of the month. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff CF10 1BR.
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Macular Group - Dolgellau - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on 3rd Wednesday of every month, at 1.30pm. Theatre Fach, Dolgellau, Gwynedd.
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Macular Group - Llandudno - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with Macular disease. Meets monthly, on first Monday of the month at 11am. Cae Mor Hotel, 6 Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno.
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Macular Group - Aberystwyth - (Macular Society)Service

Group meets 4th Wednesday each month at 11am. The Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth.
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Macular Group - Milford Haven - (Macular Society)Service

Support group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Christ Church, 26 Priory Road, Milford Haven.
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Macular Group - Monmouth - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park, Monmouth on the first Thursday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Macular Group - Newport - (Macular Society)Service

Support group which meets at the Newport Leisure Centre, Emlyn Room, 1 Kingsway on the last Tuesday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Macular Group - Tenby - (Macular Society)Service

Support group which meets at Tenby Community Centre, Augustus Place, Tenby on the last Thursday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Online training for healthcare professionals - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society is developing a range of online training modules which will give healthcare professionals a greater understanding of central vision loss.
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Service descriptions mentioning the term Macular Degeneration

Welshpool and District VI Club - (Welshpool and District Visual Impairment Club)Service

Social and entertainment group for persons who are vision impaired and carers. Outings and speakers, general chat and company. Meetings are held at the Methodist Church, High Street, Welshpool on alternate Tuesdays between the hours of 2 - 4pm. from March - December. The club is run by a small group of people who give their time freely. Raffle event every meeting towards cost of refreshments and use of hall. Affiliated with Macular Society.
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Macular Group - Brecon - (Visual Impairment Breconshire)Service

The group meetsw on the last Monday of every month. Venue: Brecon Theatre, Canal Wharf, Brecon. Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm.Contact Macular Society Regional Manager, Adele Francis.
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Macular Group - Ystradgynlais - (Macular Society)Service

The group meets every month on the second Tuesday of the month. Venue: Adelina Patti Day Room, Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, Glanrhyd Road, Swansea SA9 1AU. Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Contact Macular Society Regional Manager, Adele Francis.
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Macular Society All-Wales Telephone Groups - (Macular Society)Service

Telephone-based support group meetings in English and Welsh for people with macular disease. Contact details below for latest information.
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