Who we are
Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease.
It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.
Macular disease is cruel and isolating. It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love.
It can affect people of any age — even children — but not enough is known about why, and there is still no cure.
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.
Together we can fund the research that will find the cure. Together we can make sure the next generation won’t have their sight, confidence, and love of life stolen from them by macular disease.
We want to make sure that no-one faces macular disease on their own. You can contact us by phone, through email or on our website.
We provide free information and support to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends, to help people keep their independence.
Whether we’re answering helpline calls, offering practical support, or raising the funds for research, we have the same mission: to Beat Macular Disease.
We’re here for everyone with a macular condition. Our vision is to end macular disease – and this is how.
We want to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease by funding research to find new and better treatments, and one day a cure.
Read the stories of people we help via the support services we offer.
Explore current vacancies and find out about the benefits of working with us. Our team is based in Andover, Hampshire, and around the UK.
If you’re a journalist with a question about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or any type of macular disease, call us on 01264 321 987.
Looking for the small print? These are the principles that run through everything we do, and the ways we make sure we’re doing it right.
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