"To anyone who is fighting against having an injection, I'd say there's no need to be fearful."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Macular Society provides mentors who can support people through their own personal experiences of macular disease.
Advice and Information
Free information and support to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends, to help people retain their independence.