Lee Humphreys

Emotional impact of sight loss in employment tackled in new group therapy

Posted: Monday 5 December 2022

The Macular Society’s counselling service has launched a new series of group therapy sessions aimed to overcome the inevitable challenges faced by people with sight loss in employment.

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Louisa Wickham

Tackling the challenges in eye care

Posted: Friday 2 December 2022

The new national clinical director for eye care has spoken about her plans to address the challenges across ophthalmology services in the UK, including the increasing demand for NHS services.

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New research funding for diabetic eye disease

Posted: Thursday 1 December 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Christina Ellis (Headshot)

“A befriender can help in so many ways”

Posted: Tuesday 1 November 2022

“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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