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Assistive technology to be showcased

Posted: Friday 17 September 2021 at 15:15

Assistive technology provider Sight and Sound will be discussing and demonstrating the latest equipment, which can make daily life easier for people with macular disease.

Breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) helps detect dry AMD

Posted: Thursday 9 September 2021 at 07:26

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital have developed the first-ever fully automated algorithm, which can detect dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using common eye scans.

"I'm determined to live as healthily as I can, to preserve some sight"

Posted: Thursday 2 September 2021 at 08:03

Scott Hamilton is one of many people who attended his two-yearly sight test expecting nothing more than a slight change to his prescription.

Exploring inclusivity and seeking employment with a visual impairment

Posted: Wednesday 1 September 2021 at 15:59

An accessibility leader, passionate about creating an inclusive and accessible workplace, will discuss seeking employment as a visually impaired person.

Low vision specialists share expertise and advice

Posted: Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 09:38

Two experts in low vision will join our September Virtual Clinic to update on the latest in their research and developments in wearable technology

New support available for patients with diabetes-related sight loss

Posted: Thursday 26 August 2021 at 09:04

People with diabetes-related sight loss will be able to share experiences of living with their condition, as well as hear about the latest in treatments and research, at a new support group launching this month.

"Without the support group I would have become very depressed"

Posted: Monday 23 August 2021 at 13:21

The Macular Society successfully bid for a grant of £300,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales to let them carry on helping over 2,500 people losing their sight in Wales.

Cone cells: why do they matter?

Posted: Friday 13 August 2021 at 11:40

Cone dystrophy will be the focus of our next condition-specific Virtual Clinic this month - a condition which leads to loss of central and colour vision.