Telling other people

A macular condition can bring practical and emotional life changes for those diagnosed and for their family and friends.

Many people with macular disease say that one of the most difficult situations to deal with is telling others about their macular condition. They are worried about how their family and friends, neighbours, colleagues and other people might react.

It is extremely common for people to feel apprehensive about 'going public' with their diagnosis. However, telling those close to you is often the first step in making sure you get the support you might need.

Some people may have questions when they are first told about a friend or loved one's macular condition. Understanding your condition, the treatments available and the impact to yourself will help you to answer any questions your family or friends may have.

For practical advice on your condition or for more information speak to our Advice and Information service on 0300 3030 111