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Genetic researcher shines spotlight on ‘first of its kind’ project for Rare Disease Day

Posted: Friday 25 February 2022 at 10:55

Genetic researcher Dr Jamie Ellingford will be revealing all about his latest research, which hopes to find answers to why people develop macular dystrophies.

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Campaign urges NHS Trusts to improve communication with sight loss patients

Posted: Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 16:19

A coalition of charities, including the Macular Society, is calling for urgent, simple steps to be taken following a review of the NHS's Accessible Information Standard (AIS) so all patients receive the same quality of care.

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'Without the befriending service, it would be very depressing for so many people'

Posted: Friday 11 February 2022 at 13:32

At 98 years of age, Barbara Hogg is showing no signs of slowing down in her role as a befriender.

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Ways you can Beat Macular Disease

Posted: Thursday 3 February 2022 at 10:39

There are lots of ways you can help Beat Macular Disease, but many you may not have considered. Find out what you can do to help find a cure.

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Living with macular disease and its emotional impact the focus of February webinars

Posted: Thursday 3 February 2022 at 09:59

Our regular webinars return in February, focusing on people’s experiences of living with macular disease and the wider emotional impact of sight loss.

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New drug for AMD and diabetic macular oedema approved by the FDA

Posted: Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 17:19

A new longer-lasting treatment for two types of macular disease, Faricimab, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Jazz singer to complete Winter Warmer lineup

Posted: Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 12:07

A jazz musician who was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at eight years old will conclude this year’s series of Winter Warmer calls, which have provided comfort, friendship and entertainment during the long winter nights.

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Employment webinar to tackle sight loss challenges

Posted: Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 09:19

Have you experienced difficulty finding a job as a result of your sight loss? Finding a job can be a challenge at the best of times. But, it can be so much harder to find work when you have a sight condition.

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Fighting the fear of eye injections

Posted: Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 13:02

Margot Kennedy who says her eye injections have become ‘routine’ is keen to tackle the fear factor which comes with having a needle in the eye.

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Revolutionary bionic chip inserted in first UK patient with AMD

Posted: Friday 21 January 2022 at 09:00

A patient with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been able to detect signals in her blind left eye thanks to a revolutionary new implant.

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Q&A - your questions answered on the revolutionary bionic eye chip

Posted: Friday 21 January 2022 at 09:00

All you need to know following the news of the first UK patient to receive a bionic eye chip.

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Study seeks to discover how some gene changes influence macular dystrophies

Posted: Thursday 13 January 2022 at 09:48

A new study funded by the Macular Society could lead to improved diagnoses and treatments for macular dystrophies.

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