Awareness day for macular degeneration

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A SUPPORT group is bidding to raise awareness of an eye condition.

Age-related macular degeneration is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.

Macular degeneration or macular disease are terms for conditions which affect the central vision.

The Macular Disease Society’s support group in Fareham will be holding an awareness day at Sainsbury’s in Broadcut on Friday to bring the condition to people’s attention.

Members of the group will be providing information from 9am until 3pm and are encouraging people to come and talk to them.

Event organiser Betty Richards said: ‘We hope that the awareness day will help more people with macular disease to know that the local groups are there for them and can help.

‘People should be aware that anyone at any age can have this in their life.

‘We hope that people will recognise all the research that is being done and the hope there is for a cure for future generations.’

The group meets on the second Monday of each month from 1pm – 3pm, at Fareham Community Church, Kings Centre, West Street.

Call the Macular Disease Society’s Helpline on 0300 3030 111 or email help@maculardisease.org for more information or for help.