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New study could help identify AMD before sight loss occurs

Posted: Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 17:34

A new study could help to prevent sight loss, by identifying those at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) before visual symptoms develop.

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Westminster debate highlights urgent need to improve eye care services

Posted: Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 14:59

A debate in Westminster this week has highlighted the need to improve eye services in the UK to stop people from needlessly losing their sight.

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'She longed for the day that research would find a cure for this dreadful disease'

Posted: Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 10:54

When she was diagnosed age-related macular degeneration (AMD) 16 years ago, Pauline Mason hit the ground running. As well as running the Leeds Macular Society Support Group, Pauline volunteered for the Society, and put herself forward to take part in rese

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What role does our immune response play in AMD?

Posted: Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 10:44

The Macular Society’s monthly webinars are returning for 2022, with the first event looking into new research exploring how our immune response can lead to macular disease.

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'Giving at Christmas keeps Dad’s memory alive and gives hope'

Posted: Friday 24 December 2021 at 10:38

Supporting research and helping people living with macular disease is important to Trish after her Dad was diagnosed with the condition in 2004.

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Future treatments for AMD – what’s on the horizon?

Posted: Thursday 23 December 2021 at 09:31

Whether you have wet or dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), there are lots of reasons to be optimistic about options for future treatment.

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Entertaining Winter Warmer calls return

Posted: Monday 20 December 2021 at 09:38

A series of entertaining evening calls, launched in lockdown 2020, have returned this year to provide comfort, friendship and entertainment during the long winter nights.

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Research trial continues into potential treatment for Stargardt

Posted: Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 15:19

Professor Andrew Lotery has provided an update on the latest research into a potential treatment for Stargardt disease at our latest Virtual Clinic event.

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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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