Jean Kittson, one of Australia’s most loved performers, speaks to ABC Radio Evenings host Chris Bath about Macula Month and her family connection to macular disease.
As an ambassador of MDFA and the prime carer of her aged parents, both blinded by macular disease, Jean knows she’s in the high-risk category but is concerned others don’t.
On the show, Jean talks candidly of the profound impact macular disease has had on her family.
“I see my parents’ courage in the face of losing their sight and that really affects me emotionally. Every decision has be made in the context of the fact that my parents can’t see."
Jean warns Australians to be aware of the need for comprehensive eye examinations and to look after their eye health.
You can listen to the full interview below.
Jean Kittson was talking on behalf of Macula Month, an initiative of MDFA. You can contact our National Helpline on 1800 111 709 for information on AMD and other diseases of the macula and advice on diet and lifestyleto help support the health of your macula. You can also order a free Basic Macula Degeneration Information Kit, which includes a magnestised Amsler grid and provides further tips on prevention and early detection of AMD.