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 helpline - (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.
More Information

Befriending - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society's befrienders make regular calls and enjoy chatting. You choose what you want to talk about - it could be about macular disease, your favourite hobbies or TV programmes, or just the weather! Particularly suitable for people unable to join a support group. The Society aims to find you a befriender who is local and shares your interests, experiences or type of macular disease.
More Information

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.
More Information

Macular Society Skype Groups - (Macular Society)Service

Skype groups give members the opportunity to talk to others affected by macular disease, without leaving home. People of all ages can take part in video or voice only calls.
More Information

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).
More Information

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.
More Information

Macular Group Llangefni - (Macular Society)Service

Group supporting people with macular degeneration. Meets on 2nd Friday of each month in Canolfan Ebeneser, Bridge Street, Llangefni.
More Information

Macular Group - Bangor - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Quaker House, Dean Street, Bangor. 11am-1pm.
More Information

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.
More Information

Macular Group - Pwllheli - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Support group for people with macular disease meets 2nd Friday of every month.
More Information

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.
More Information

Macular Support Group Abergele - (Macular Society)Service

Meets on 3rd Monday in the month at Abergele hospital.
More Information

Macular Group Wrexham - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on the third Thursday of the month, between 1.30-3.30pm at AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

Macular Group - Dolgellau - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets in the Gallery Room, St. Mary's Church, Dolgellau.
More Information

Macular Group - Llandudno - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with Macular disease. Meets monthly, on first Monday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm. Criag Y Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Llandudno, LL30 1TE.
More Information

Macular Group - Lampeter - (Macular Society)Service

Group for people with macular disease in the Lampeter area. Meets at St Thomas Church, St Thomas Street, SA48 7DQ on the second Wednesday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

AMD Alliance support - (AMD Alliance International)Service

The AMD Alliance offers information about age related macular degeneration such as guidance on treatment, questions to ask, living with the condition and your rights.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information