Join an online community of people with the same type of macular disease as you
Age-related Macular Degeneration is the largest type of macular disease in the UK today but, there are other types of the disease that effect people on a daily basis. These conditions are much rarer and it is unlikely that you will meet lots of other people living with the condition you may have.
The Macular Society have created a number of online condition specific groups to offer peer support and information. The groups meet online once a month.
What are the groups for?
Macular Society peer support groups are attended by thousands of people every month with macular disease. People join the group to:
- Learn more about macular disease
- Connect with others who have macular disease
- Hear from leading clinicians and sight loss professionals
- Reduce feelings of isolation
- Exchange hints and tips about living with macular disease
Online condition specific groups
Best diseaseMeets: last Monday of each month
Diabetic macular oedemaMeets: third Wednesday of each month
Myopic macular degenerationMeets: second Tuesday of each month
Sorsby’s fundus dystrophyMeets: third Monday of each month
For more information on any of the condition specific groups please contact Colin Daniels by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 937 449.
If you would like more information about the groups or you would like to join, please contact Colin Daniels by email Colin.email@example.com or 01603 937 449.
Looking for other support?
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.
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.
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.
Are you a young person or of working age?
The Macular Society's Working Age and Young People's service supports people with macular disease who may not have reached retirement age.