Access to treatment

Sometimes people with macular disease find it difficult to get access to the treatment or care that they are entitled to. Other people are sometimes refused treatment that could help, but 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.

"I was getting scared. I was struggling to get treatment to stop my eyesight getting worse. The Macular Society stepped in and I am most grateful for their help." - Malcolm Johnson

Read Malcolm's story

What we can offer

We can help prepare applications for funding of treatment, as well as with appeals against a refusal to fund treatment. We can often provide supporting evidence from leading experts and 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 about our advocacy service, call the Advice and Information Service on 0300 3030 111 or email