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Online training tool helps make best use of remaining vision

Posted: Wednesday 8 June 2022

A new online training tool has been launched to help people with macular disease continue to read and see the faces of their loved ones, by teaching them to use their remaining vision.

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'We want to help in any way we can'

Posted: Tuesday 7 June 2022

A family of a mum living with macular disease are showing that distance is no object when it comes to supporting someone with sight loss.

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Volunteers’ Week 2022: ‘If we met we’d be best friends’

Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2022

For Pauline, volunteering is about ‘building people up’, ‘friendship’ and 'helping others see the positives' after a diagnosis of macular disease.

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New treatment approved for wet AMD and diabetic macular oedema

Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2022

A new treatment for wet AMD and diabetic macular oedema Faricimab has been approved for use on the NHS in England.

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Eye health experts to review research priorities

Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022

Eye experts across the UK are calling for input to refresh research priorities for patients, relatives, carers and eye health professionals.

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New research could lead to a treatment for both wet and dry AMD

Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified those who are at risk of developing AMD, based on their genes, and discovered underlying changes in the tissue of these otherwise healthy individuals.

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What is genetic counselling and how could it help you?

Posted: Thursday 5 May 2022

Genetic counsellor Hannah Knight has spoken about why many people choose to find out what gene is causing their condition.

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Counting down to Macular Week

Posted: Thursday 5 May 2022

Macular Week is our chance to tell the rest of the world about the impact of macular disease, raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and highlight why funding research to find a cure is vital.

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Hopes are becoming a reality

Posted: Wednesday 4 May 2022

As a member of ‘The Eyes Have It’ coalition, the Macular Society has been pushing for the recruitment of a national clinical director in a campaign to raise awareness of eye health-care issues.

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New chatbot offering timely advice to patients

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022

A virtual rehabilitation assistant could offer timely, relevant information and advice to people with visual impairments.

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'The lights will never go out'

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022

A Macular Society trustee, member and long-time supporter has shared his experiences of being diagnosed with macular disease in his late 40s as part of a global podcast, to support others struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis.

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Professional bodies strengthen campaign to improve eye care services

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022

A coalition of organisations committed to raising awareness of sight loss and improving care for people with deteriorating eye conditions has welcomed two professional bodies to its ranks.

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