About us

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with 300 people diagnosed every day. It steals your sight, your confidence, and your ability to do the things you love. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good. We must fund much more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.

Our Vision:

We will end macular disease.

Our Mission:

Beating the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support.


As more people are affected by macular disease it is more important than ever that we raise money to fund research and provide support.

Thank you for supporting the Macular Society, and being part of our mission to Beat Macular Disease.

We help many thousands of people come to terms and cope with their macular disease diagnosis.

This Macular Society report exposed the lack of funding for biomedical research into age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.

We have a small number of paid staff and over 1,500 volunteers who deliver services and run support groups around the UK.