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New guidance sets minimum standards of care for AMD patients

Posted: 2 August 2021 at 14:18

New guidance has been issued for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) services across the UK, to set minimum standards and ensure all patients receive the same level of care.

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"Counselling can’t bring back your eyesight, but it can help make life more enjoyable"

Posted: 27 July 2021 at 11:21

For the Macular Society’s counselling team, uncertainty and fear is a familiar theme which comes up repeatedly for anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease.

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Hope and humour offered in podcast series

Posted: 20 July 2021 at 09:23

After living with macular disease for the past 12 years and finding new ways to cope with everyday life, Marci has launched a podcast to help others affected.

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Researchers to discuss early onset AMD and why it occurs

Posted: 9 July 2021 at 10:43

Researchers working on a project to develop a test to identify the genetic causes of early onset age-related macular degeneration (EOMD) will join us at our next condition-specific Virtual Clinic this month.

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What the latest Government announcement means for our services

Posted: 6 July 2021 at 12:57

We have listened carefully to the information for England that was issued by the Government yesterday (5 July). But, what does this mean for our volunteers, service users, staff and trustees?

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Waiting times reduced for AMD patients facing six-month treatment delays

Posted: 1 July 2021 at 10:45

Measures have been put in place in a hospital in Northern Ireland to reduce waiting times after AMD patients were waiting up to six months for treatment.