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Eye Conditions & Treatments

Glaucoma Australia Inc
Be Eye Wise - Avoid Glaucoma Blindness
Glaucoma Australia offers counselling to sufferers, produces an informative newsletter and holds regular support group meetings. Willing volunteers perform much of its administrative work.
Visit site: www.glaucoma.org.au
Phone: Freecall 1800 500 880
Macular Degeneration Foundation
Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia, affecting central vision. MD is primarily age related and most frequently affects people over the age of 50. One in seven people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease.
Visit site: www.mdfoundation.com.au
Phone: Support Line 1800 111 709
Vision Australia
Vision Australia is the largest organisation in Australia offering specialist advice on low vision, blindness, employment, child development, accessibility and technology.
Visit site: www.visionaustralia.org.au
Phone: 1300 847 466

Health Funds

AMA Health Funds
The Doctors' Health Fund Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is a registered Not for Profit Health Benefits Organisation.
Visit site: www.doctorshealthfund.com.au
Phone: Freecall 1800 226 126
Australian Unity Health Ltd
Grand United Health Funds merged with Australian Unity Healthcare in 2005, forming Australian Unity Health Limited.
Visit site: www.australianunity.com.au
Phone: Call 13 29 39 for assistance.
HBF
(Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 2pm)
Visit site: www.hbf.com.au
Phone: Call 13 34 23
HCF
HCF provides private health insurance cover for hospital treatment, as well as a range of ancillary health and related services including dental, eye care and ambulance transport services.
Visit site: www.hcf.com.au
Phone: (02) 9290 0199
MBF
Non Members: 13 26 23
(Mon-Fri : 8am - 6pm Eastern Standard Time)
Visit site: www.mbf.com.au
Phone: Members: 13 11 37
NIB
Monday - Friday 8am to 8.30pm
Saturday 8am to 1pm
Visit site: www.nib.com.au
Phone: 13 14 63

Other relevant links

Australian Day Hospital Association
The ADHA supports and represents stand alone Day Hospitals within the Australian healthcare environment by supporting their business and their employees, facilitating communication between members and lobbying on behalf of members.
Visit site: www.adha.asn.au
Phone: 1800 752 822
Australian Private Hospitals Association
Australia's peak body for private hospitals, encompassing surgical and medical specialty areas
Visit site: www.apha.org.au
Phone: 02 6273 9000
Medicare Australia
Medicare ensures that all Australians have access to free or low-cost medical, optometrical and hospital care while being free to choose private health services and in special circumstances allied health services.
Visit site: www.medicareaustralia.gov.au
Phone: General enquiries: 13 20 11
Veteran Affairs
(connects callers to their nearest DVA state office)
Visit site: www.dva.gov.au
Phone: General enquiries number: 13 32 54

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