Supporting children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes

Welcome to MACS

We are the Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society – the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. We support families of children born with Microphthalmia (small eyes), Anophthalmia (no eyes) and/or Coloboma (cleft of the eye). Our services are accessed by around 500 families around the UK and some who are further afield.

If you are a parent, young person, or health professional, you are in the right place to gain access to essential support and a host of resources including a freephone helpline, financial assistance, respite holidays and practical advice around health and benefits. 

One of the most important things we do at MACS is to give our members access to a network of other families who have a first hand experience of what they are going through. Through our regional support groups, families can offer each other peer support and participate in group activities which bring a sense of normality into their lives. 

Please take a look around the site to find out more.