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Macular conditions

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

Myopic macular degeneration

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

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.

Sorsby fundus dystrophy

Sorsby fundus dystrophy causes similar symptoms to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), although it generally affects people at a younger age.

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum or ‘PXE' causes minerals to build up in tissues all over the body, including the back of the eye. PXE can cause sight loss as well as problems with the skin and digestive system.

Punctate inner choroidopathy

Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) can cause flashes, floaters or sudden distortion of vision. In PIC, a person's immune system begins to attack healthy tissue, and patches of inflammation or white dots can be seen.

OCT scan

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take pictures of your retina.

What to do after diagnosis

When you are diagnosed with a sight loss condition, it can be overwhelming and you might not know what to do first. We are here to guide you with what to do after receiving a diagnosis and to help you get any support you may need.


Read about what treatments are available for patients with macular conditions.

Treatment buddies

We can put you in touch with someone who’s had treatment for macular disease, to answer your questions and put your mind at rest.


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