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Dr Paul Beaumont, the founding director of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, has retired from the board following 12 years of service.

His retirement was announced at the foundation’s annual general meeting in Sydney on 10 December.

Dr Beaumont’s roles have included chairman of the foundation’s board and medical committee, New South Wales state chairman, and member of the research committee.

MDF patron Ita Buttrose thanked Dr Beaumont on behalf of the foundation and the wider macular degeneration community for his outstanding commitment and dedication to improving the eye health of Australians.

MDF chairwoman Elizabeth Carr also thanked Dr Beaumont for his foresight in establishing a foundation with the aim of reducing the incidence and impact of macular degeneration.

‘Your commitment to those living with macular degeneration, their families and carers, will have a long lasting and far reaching effect,’ she said.

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