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Colleague with Stargardt prompts support from global company

Posted: Monday 25 April 2022

A world-leading producer of high-quality garden seeds has pledged its support to the Macular Society in recognition of its former facilities manager who has a rare form of macular disease.

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First-time marathon runners pledge funds to macular research

Posted: Friday 22 April 2022

A mother and daughter team will be taking on their ever marathon next month to raise vital funds for macular research.

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Researcher hopes gene editing technique could treat Stargardt disease

Posted: Tuesday 5 April 2022

A researcher looking into the possibility of correcting the faulty gene that causes Stargardt disease has spoken about her groundbreaking project.

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Loveable mascot digs deep to raise vital funds for macular disease

Posted: Wednesday 30 March 2022

Vision Express has brought to life its loveable mascot Marvin the Mole in a bid to raise vital funds for people living with macular disease and children with eye cancer.

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Drug trial for dry AMD slows progression of disease

Posted: Tuesday 29 March 2022

A drug being trialled for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can significantly reduce the progression of the disease, according to new studies.

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Researchers reveal more about potential new drug for AMD

Posted: Monday 28 March 2022

Researchers at Queen Mary University London who are working on a new treatment that could stop dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) developing into wet will reveal more detail about the drug in April.

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“We are seeing potential with this system we’ve not really seen before"

Posted: Thursday 24 March 2022

An eye surgeon who implanted a revolutionary chip into the first person in the UK has revealed more details about the device, which is hoping to restore vision in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) .

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Step Around the World challenge continues to fund vital macular research

Posted: Thursday 24 March 2022

More than 100 people signed up to our Step Around the World (from home) challenge since it launched last year, raising thousands of pounds for vital research for people living with macular disease.

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Mum takes macular disease fight into the boxing ring

Posted: Wednesday 23 March 2022

A mother of two spent 12 weeks transforming from her profession as an ice cream seller into a boxer, as she staged her own fight against macular disease.

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Employment and sight loss - tips and advice for jobseekers

Posted: Wednesday 9 March 2022

While it can take someone who is visually impaired twice as long to find work, employment advisors have shared their tips for jobseekers with sight loss.

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New support group offers a chance to share experience and information

Posted: Thursday 3 March 2022

A new support group for people living with Sorsby Fundus Dystrophy has been welcomed by patients living with the condition.

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'Get technically savvy' – top advice from people living with macular disease

Posted: Thursday 3 March 2022

Three people who have been living with macular disease for more than 10 years have shared their top pieces of advice for others receiving a diagnosis.

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