Treatment buddies

"To anyone who is fighting against having an injection, I'd say there's no need to be fearful."

Hazel Higgerson, Macular Society treatment buddy

When Hazel was told she would need an injection to treat her wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) she was petrified. But after her first injection her anxieties eased when she realised it was not as scary as it had first seemed.

Hazel is now a treatment buddy for the Society. Treatment buddies offer telephone support to people who are anxious about their injections, and offer information and reassurance.

To talk about injections and treatment buddies

Call the Advice and Information service on 0300 3030 111 or email

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