Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


Mezzanine, 383 Kent StSydney, NSW 2000Australia Australia

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Macular Disease Foundation Australia is the national peak body representing the interests of the 8.5m Australians living with or at risk of macular disease and their families. Our purpose is to reduce the incidence and impact of macular disease. It’s what brings us together.


Macular disease is Australia's leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness. Twenty-two conditions can affect the macula - the part of the retina responsible for detailed central vision. The most common conditions are age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. MDFA was established in 2001 by Dr Paul Beaumont AM MBBS FRACS FRANZCO. His vision was to develop a patient-centric, independent and trusted organisation for those living with or at risk of macular disease. Our purpose is to reduce the incidence and impact of macular disease through leadership in prevention and early detection, disease management, advocacy, and research. We work collaboratively and in partnership with our community, health professionals, researchers, and government to minimise the impact of macular disease. We led the development of the National Strategic Action Plan for Macular Disease in partnership with the Australian Government and stakeholders from across the eco system of eye health in Australia.


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