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Age-Related Macular Degeneration EVENTS

2007 IOM Optometrists started the advisory process to DHS  on the threat of AMD followed up many times.

2011 Petition to DHS signed by over 4,000- for the provision of on-island treatment

2011-2014 Intensive efforts involving Manx Macular Group, Macular Society and others to expedite on-island treatment.

2014 April. New Minister and new team- Minister declares intention to provide an early resolution.

2014 July Encouraging start by Minister, but some log jams to clear.

2014 Sept.  Awareness Week and visit by officials of Macular Society to IOM.