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“No advice, help, information or reassurance was given to me.”

Posted: Thursday 6 May 2021 at 07:57

Margaret went to a routine eye test at her local optician six years ago. At the time she had no reason to believe there was anything wrong

New smart glasses help people with macular disease to read, recognise faces and identify objects

Posted: Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 14:40

Macular Society members are among 122 people from three countries who tested the latest smart glasses from OXSIGHT.

Diagnosis and difficult conversations

Posted: Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 14:32

Five hundred eyecare professionals joined a webinar organised by the Macular Society and Optical Consumer Complaints Service, hoping to understand how they can better explain macular conditions to their patients.

Cathy Yelf and researcher at conference speaking into microphones

Bringing you closer the experts in macular disease

Posted: Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 09:51

Each year, we bring together macular experts to share the latest research updates and advice on living with sight loss with our members at our annual conference.

New drug for wet AMD to be put in the spotlight

Posted: Monday 26 April 2021 at 17:40

A new drug for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which could see patients receiving as few as four injections a year, will be put under the spotlight next month as it becomes the focus of the Society’s next Virtual Clinic.

'The biggest thing for me was knowing I’d never be able to drive'

Posted: Thursday 22 April 2021 at 13:02

After years of going back and forth to the opticians and hospital eye clinic Louise was eventually diagnosed with Stargardt disease at 15 years old.

‘If we don’t fundraise, we’re never going to get anywhere’

Posted: Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 13:36

As travelling across the world has been out of the question for everyone this year, Julia Mills has found an alternative way to get to her destination of choice.

Virtual event to explore visual hallucinations in children

Posted: Thursday 8 April 2021 at 12:18

Visual hallucinations in children and young adults with sight loss will be the topic of our next condition-specific Virtual Clinic.