Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week runs from 25 June - 1 July 2007 and aims to promote awareness of this disease. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in older Australians. It occurs when central vision deteriorates, making reading, close work and recognising faces more difficult.

Eligible people can contact the Home Library Service on 9710 0459 for information regarding services that are available for people with macular degeneration and related problems.

More information about macular degeneration is available from the Macular Degeneration Foundation.