What to do after a diagnosis

Being diagnosed with macular disease can be distressing and worrying but, with the right information and support, people can cope very well. There are now treatments for some types of macular disease.

It’s also important to remember that, no matter how advanced your macular degeneration is, you will not lose all your sight: macular disease is a condition that affects the central vision only. Peripheral vision is not affected. It’s also worth knowing that macular disease does not cause physical pain.

When learning about a new condition it is important to go at your own pace, but we can help you find out more about macular disease and what steps you can take.

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