I'm new to HealthUnlocked, so hello to you all. I take Macushield mainly as a precaution. I had laser treatment on my eyes 17yrs ago and although I had 4yrs free of optical assistance, I am now wearing glasses full time. I had a fall to the side of my face which resulted in a vitreous detachment and floaters, this has repaired but I still have a few floaters, which I suppose is not bad for 71. My optician informed me that I have the start of cataracts, so all in all perhaps Macushield just may assist me.

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  • Hi joyfulalice, welcome !

    I take the macushield too. And am lucky (?) to get them on prescription due to my continuing eye prob which has acute flares. I know they aren't on script for all eye conditions but worth asking your gp.

    Take care, hope all goes well for you going forward x

  • Thanks eyesright, yes, it's worth a try. Acute flares sound quite sore/painful, I also hope all goes well with you too x

  • Boots today had a buy 2get 1 free offer including macushield(I buy for my hubby) a lot to shell out in one go but saved £45!

    My "acute flares" aren't painful, it's just my way of describing when the oedema suddenly increases and my vision goes really bad necessitating an inj quickly. It's happened a few times in the last two years and they've switched me from Lucentis to eyelea to see if that stops it.

    I think we're all just living on a wing and a prayer x

  • My goodness, what a find, as you say a bit to fork out but a huge saving.

    I am beginning to understand some terms of eye problems and their possible relief/medications but at the same time I muse that I have nothing to complain about in comparison. Yes we're all in the lap of the gods. x

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    Just to make you aware, we are currently offering free 6 month membership. This is a good way to keep up with current developments. Please ring us if you would like to benefit from this, or join via the following link:

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  • Thank you for your kind offer. I am hoping that this condition will bypass me, but I am certainly making a note of your helpline.

    Kind regards

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