Support throughout central vision loss
People who have sight loss face 25% higher costs for everyday living than those who are fully sighted, according to a new study from the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough University.
Over the last year generous donations to our Research Appeal and Christmas Appeal 2014 have raised a fantastic £304,485 so far. A big thank you to all our donors.
The health minister has announced that politicians will vote on a law to introduce plain cigarette packaging with health warnings in England before the general election in May 2015.
Discovery by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers uncovers possible new mechanism behind age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has started the process to produce new clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of macular degeneration.
One charity helps another, as The Freemasons’ Grand Charity gives a £50,000 grant to the Macular Society. This grant is to roll out Daily Living Champion volunteers across the UK, helping people who have lost their sight to stay independent.
Around 70,000 people are diagnosed each year, so our research programme is more important than ever. We urgently need to raise funds for more vital projects.
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