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Macular Degeneration: Early Detection Saves Sight

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:09 pm | Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in NZ with one in 7 people over 50 years of age having some evidence of MD and the incidence increases with age. Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD, accepting vison loss ... More >>

Time Lost is Vision Lost – Early Detection Saves Sight!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1:52 pm | Macular Degeneration

MEDIA RELEASE: MACULAR DEGENERATION NZ May 2015 Time Lost is Vision Lost – Early Detection Saves Sight! Awarness Week 25 To 31 May 2015 Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in NZ for people over 50 years of age, affecting ... More >>

Dietary change key to saving sight for thousands of NZers

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:26 am | Macular Degeneration

Making simple dietary changes and stopping smoking could help to save thousands of New Zealanders’ sight every year, according to a leading ophthalmologist. Dr Dianne Sharp, Chairperson of Macular Degeneration New Zealand, says research shows ... More >>

First NZ Macular Degeneration Awareness Week Launches

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 11:35 am | Macular Degeneration

Charitable organisation Macular Degeneration New Zealand is launching the first-ever Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, running from Sunday May 27 – Saturday June 2. More >>

Appointment aims to educate about preventable blindness

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 3:52 pm | Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration New Zealand (MDNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new General Manager. Jeanine Gribbin, who has more than 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, hopes to use her newly created position to raise awareness ... More >>

New Zealand’s Major Cause of Blindness

Monday, 9 May 2011, 3:58 pm | Macular Degeneration

The eye disease macular degeneration (MD) is fast becoming a serious medical problem worldwide and is the major cause of blindness in New Zealand with 1 out of 7 New Zealanders over 50 with some form of macular degeneration. More >>

 

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