Access to treatment

Sometimes people with macular disease find it difficult to get access to the treatment or care to which they are entitled. Other people are sometimes refused treatment which could help, but which is not usually available for the type of macular disease they have. 

Our Advocacy service has been set up to help people in these situations; we also help friends, family and carers acting on behalf of people with macular disease.

What we can offer

We can help prepare applications for funding for treatment, as well as with appeals against a refusal to fund treatment. We can often provide supporting evidence from leading experts. We can also make calls and write letters on behalf of patients to get information and to support their case for treatment or other care.

Please download our essential care guides:

For more information on our advocacy service please call the helpline on 0300 3030 111 or email