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New NHS role could help transform eye services

Posted: Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 13:28

Plans to recruit a National Clinical Director for Eye Care, which could help transform services for patients, have been revealed in Parliament.

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'He doesn't let this disease define him or stop him from living his dreams'

Posted: Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 13:06

When Ave’s son Andy was diagnosed with Stargardt she was initially relieved they had an answer for the struggles the 19-year-old was experiencing.

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Double-award week for pandemic response

Posted: Monday 29 November 2021 at 11:28

The Macular Society’s efforts to continue to provide vital services to people with macular disease during the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised at both the Covid Response Awards and the Visionary Annual Conference 2021.

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New myopic macular degeneration support group

Posted: Thursday 25 November 2021 at 17:23

A new support group for people with myopic macular degeneration is launching in December.

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Alcohol intake and smoking increase risk of AMD

Posted: Friday 19 November 2021 at 10:51

New research has identified an association between increased alcohol intake and the risk of developing dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome - 'I’d end up sitting in the corner crying through fear'

Posted: Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 09:43

When Chris was plagued by visual hallucinations, which often left him unable to carry out everyday tasks, he knew he had to do something to overcome the fear.

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World Diabetes Day - 'Dealing with diabetes and sight loss has really been hard for my mental health'

Posted: Saturday 13 November 2021 at 14:14

For World Diabetes Day we asked our members with diabetes what they wish they'd known about their condition before they were diagnosed.

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How close are we to a treatment for Stargardt disease?

Posted: Thursday 11 November 2021 at 14:24

Professor Andrew Lotery from the University of Southampton will be speaking about the latest developments in research into Stargardt at a Macular Society event later this month.

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