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.

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Advice and Information

Free information and support to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends, to help people retain their independence.


Local support groups

Our local support groups are for people of working age and older, and provide information, support and friendship to people with macular disease and sight loss.

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Regional support

The Macular Society’s network of regional managers can help you access local services and stay up to date, wherever you are in the UK.

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Online condition-specific communities

The society has support groups that are focused on particular types of macular disease. Join an online community of people with the same type of macular disease as you.

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We have a team of qualified counsellors offering counselling to anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease, and their family members.

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Macular Disease Conference 2022

Macular Disease Conference 2022. Once a year we gather experts in macular disease together to spend the day with you. Find out what’s planned on Saturday 10 September 2022.

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If you feel isolated, our telephone befrienders can provide a regular friendly phone call. You can talk about living with macular disease, or not - the conversation is guided by you.

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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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The Macular Society provides mentors who can support people through their own personal experiences of macular disease.


Skills for seeing

Teaching you skills that could help you continue reading, enjoying TV, staying independent and doing the things you love, with macular disease.

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Working age and young people

The Macular Society's Working Age and Young People's service supports people with macular disease who may not have reached retirement age.

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Connect by technology

Macular Society’s Connect by Tech service offers one-to-one telephone support with the technology you are using around your home.

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Our webinars

Watch our latest webinars online. We asked the experts the questions you wanted answered: on food, staying safe at the eye clinic, and different macular conditions. Catch up with any webinars you missed, or watch again in your own time.


Become a member of the Macular Society today to access the latest advice, information and support from our team of experts. Be part of the only community dedicated to finding a cure.

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Practical guides

Our practical guides cover technology, your rights, coping at home, enjoying life out and about, and tips for healthy living, including nutrition.

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Additional resources

Additional information on daily living, health, working and benefits.