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'Having macular degeneration is a very lonely place'

Chairman of new charity hopes to reach out to sufferers

An Island charity is hoping a new campaign will reach those who it says are living in isolation, because of visual impairment.

The Manx Macular Support Group launches its 'Ambassador Project' today, a postal-led initiative aimed at contacting some 200 individuals they believe have macular degeneration.  

Although the condition has no known cure, those with 'wet' macular are treatable and are seen to by specialists in Aintree.

However those with the 'dry' condition who are untreatable, lose contact with the health service.

Nigel Malpass is the charity's chairman is aiming to reach out to those who may not be aware the support Group exists.

If you know anyone with Macular Degeneration or indeed you yourself are a suffer you’re asked to get in touch with the support group on 813774.

Listen below to Manx Radio's report:

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