One in three people know someone with macular disease, according to a survey by leading sight loss charity the Macular Society.
Macular disease affects more people in the UK than Alzheimer’s, yet many people remain unaware of what it is and who is affected.
According to the survey only 63 per cent of people know of the condition, despite 600,000 people living with it in Britain, and around 200 people being diagnosed every day.
The Macular Society has produced a short film, 5 Years Through The Eyes Of A Mum, to raise the profile of the debilitating condition, which affects people such as Dame Judi Dench, and most recently celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill. The film also highlights the devastating impact losing your sight can have on both individuals and families’ lives.
The film, which has launched during Macular Week (25 June – 1 July), follows the journey of a mother who is losing her sight to macular disease and is struggling to see her son grow up.
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