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Seminar on Macular Degeneration

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  • Sat 25 May ’19, 10:00am – 11:30am


Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North, 110 Fitzherbert Ave, West End, Palmerston North


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Free Seminar on Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in NZ, affecting 1 in 7 people over the age of 50.

Local Ophthalmologist, Dr John Ah-Chan, will share the latest information on treatments and the management of macular degeneration. We hope to have low vision aids on display and information packs will be available on the day.

To register to attend this free Seminar phone 0800 MACULA (622 852) or email -

Macular degeneration (MD) affects the central vision impacting on the ability to drive, read, watch television, undertake many hobbies and recognise faces. Loss of vision impacts on lifestyle and independent ageing associated with the risks of: falls and fracturing hips; developing depression; inability to access health services and earlier admission to nursing homes.

Today we are at the cusp of the most significant demographic change of the 21st century. By 2030, 1 in 4 people will be over 65 years of age. This group will also be living for longer than previous generations and 41% of them do not know about this eye disease.

To halt a potential epidemic of blindness, we need to be proactive to save sight so that New Zealanders can live well in old age. Macular Degeneration NZ (MDNZ) is a Charitable Trust with the vision to reduce the incidence and impact of MD in New Zealand, increase awareness and promote early detection to the 1.5 million ‘at risk’ New Zealanders.

Bring your friends and family to this free education seminar.

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