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

Posted: Wednesday 2 February 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New study could help identify AMD before sight loss occurs

Posted: Wednesday 12 January 2022

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

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

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

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

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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