Latest news

We'll keep you up to date on the latest in treatments and research into age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other types of macular disease.

Support for you

We provide free information and support to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends, to help people keep their independence.

Job vacancies

Current vacancies at the Macular Society.

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Find a sporting event to take part in to raise funds that help beat macular disease.

Other ways to give

Our weekly lottery and our twice-yearly raffle give you the chance to win cash prizes and if you’d like to give a regular gift each month, you can set up a Direct Debit quickly and easily.

About macular disease

Nearly 1.5m people in the UK have macular disease. It affects people of all ages. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common condition.

What is the macula?

The macula is a tiny part of your eye, but damage to it can dramatically affect your sight.

Macular conditions

Nearly 1.5m people in the UK have macular disease. It affects people of all ages.

Retinal vein occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a blockage of a vein draining blood from the retina at the back of the eye. Depending on where the blockage occurs, it might also be called BRVO or CRVO.

Macular hole

A macular hole is a small defect in the retinal layer that develops in the macula. Macular holes occur in about 3 in 1,000 people over the age of 55.

Myopic macular degeneration

Myopic macular degeneration is a type of macular degeneration that occurs in people with severe myopia.

Wet age-related macular degeneration

Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develops when abnormal blood vessels grow into the macula. These leak blood or fluid which leads to scarring of the macula and rapid loss of central vision.