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New research funding for diabetic eye disease

Posted: Thursday 1 December 2022 at 00:00

Leading eye charities, including the Macular Society, have partnered with Diabetes UK to fund more research into diabetic eye disease and prevent unnecessary sight loss.

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Dry AMD patients respond to injection breakthrough studies

Posted: Friday 25 November 2022 at 00:00

Initial findings have shown the majority of people with late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) would welcome eye injections as a way of slowing down its progress.

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New Charles Bonnet Syndrome study could be “life changing”

Posted: Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 00:00

Researchers at Royal Holloway University of London will be the first to study the effectiveness of techniques used to manage visual hallucinations caused by sight loss.

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“You’ve never lived until you’ve seen a floating crocodile”

Posted: Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 00:00

From a reptile gliding overhead to being offered beer by a woman dressed in lederhosen, Polly has seen her fair share of weird, wonderful and sometimes frightening things, from the comfort of her bedroom.

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Global seed sales help Beat Macular Disease

Posted: Wednesday 9 November 2022 at 00:00

Global sales of high-quality garden seeds have helped raise more than £35,000 for the Macular Society, which will fund vital research and services for people with macular disease.

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Statins and diabetes drugs found to reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration

Posted: Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 00:00

Drugs to control diabetes and lower cholesterol may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.

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New partnership to accelerate research into macular disease

Posted: Monday 7 November 2022 at 00:00

Clinical research organisation Ora Inc has partnered with the Macular Society, to accelerate the advancement of new treatments for macular disease and help more patients take part in clinical trials.

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Scotland sight loss specialists to deliver online talk

Posted: Friday 4 November 2022 at 00:00

People living with a sight loss condition in Scotland have been invited to an online talk to find out the latest around macular services and research.

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Challenges at work for people with sight loss in Northern Ireland

Posted: Thursday 3 November 2022 at 00:00

A webinar to tackle employment issues and tips for people working with sight loss in Northern Ireland will be hosted by the Macular Society’s working age and young people’s service manager this month.

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“A befriender can help in so many ways”

Posted: Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 00:00

“I knew the impact that macular degeneration could have on people. I think the biggest sadness was that I was given that diagnosis, and then left without any real support, any information. So, from that day on, I decided I was going to make people aware of macular degeneration."

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“Everyone wants to be special, but medically special is the one kind of special no one wants to be”

Posted: Monday 31 October 2022 at 00:00

At first it was just things like not being able to read the TV guide, or struggling with text messages on my phone. I couldn’t see the bus numbers until the bus was almost on top of me. I would look at people walking down the street and think they were strange looking, until the next person looked the same. I’m a working mum and thought I was probably just tired."

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New research investigates immune system's role in AMD

Posted: Monday 31 October 2022 at 00:00

New research is looking into a specific part of the immune system, called the ‘complement system’, which, when damaged, can lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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