Support program for patients with macular degeneration
A support program is available for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who are being treated with Eylea intravitreal injections.
SmartSight is a free support program.
Australian Eye Specialists encourages all qualifying patients to participate in this patient support program.
Speak to our orthoptists or ophthalmologists if you want to be part of this support program.
Macular Diseases Foundation Australia's national helpline: 1800 111 709
Support is available from the Macular Diseases Foundation Australia (MDFA) to all people living with macular diseases in Australia. The MDFA's national helpline is staffed by educated, compassionate people who can help you understand your macular disease better and tell you about appropriate support services, like low vision technologies and aids, or mental health support.
Call the MDFA national helpline on 1800 111 709.
The MDFA also publishes a number of print resources for patients and their families on topics related to living with macular diseases. Find out more about these resources by visiting the MDFA's website. You can also speak to one of our orthoptists about free MDFA printed materials and resources available to patients at our Bacchus Marsh and Wyndham clinics.
Diabetes Australia and the NDSS helpline: 1300 136 588
At Australian Eye Specialists, we understand just how significantly diabetes can affect your vision. We also know that it is very important to get reliable, affordable and timely support. And support is available. Diabetes Australia is helping to administer the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) which was set up by the Australian Government.
The NDSS was set up to help people living with diabetes get access to quality support needed to self-manage their diabetes.
Register with the NDSS today. Registration is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed with diabetes.
Call the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Helpline on 1300 136 588.