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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Dry age-related macular degeneration

Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula.

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease is a genetic condition caused by a tiny alteration in a single gene. It is the most common form of juvenile macular dystrophy.

Bestrophinopathies

Bestrophinopathies are a group of five related macular conditions caused by mistakes or mutations in a gene called BEST1.