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Sun 28 May 2017, 10:00am–11:30am

Where: Lake Hayes Pavilion, 719 Gibbston Hwy, RD 1, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: info1186

Local Ophthalmologist, Dr John Bowbyes will provide the latest information on treatments and the management of Macular Degeneration. We hope to have low vision aids and equipment available for the public to view and information packs will be available on the day.

Macular Degeneration is a chronic eye disease which is the leading cause of blindness in New Zealand and it is treatable. One in 7 people over 50 years of age have some evidence of MD and the incidence increases with age. Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD as a normal part of the ageing process, accepting vision loss is part of the ageing process.

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.

Macular Degeneration NZ (MDNZ) is a Charitable Trust with the vision to reduce the incidence and impact of MD in New Zealand.

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