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Understanding the ageing eye to help Beat Macular Disease

Posted: Wednesday 3 November 2021

What happens to our eyes as we age? And how does macular degeneration occur?

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Parenting and macular disease

Posted: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Parents and grandparents living with macular disease, or supporting a child with the condition, are invited to join a webinar taking place this month.

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'I can’t go out and run a half marathon but I can sit on the phone and talk to people'

Posted: Monday 1 November 2021

Barbara was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in her right eye more than three years ago, but it was only when the condition started to affect both eyes in lockdown last year that it really started to have an impact on her life.

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What would it really take to end macular disease? Professor Andrew Dick reveals all

Posted: Friday 29 October 2021

For more than 30 years, Professor Andrew Dick has been investigating what happens when the immune system goes wrong – and since 2012, his lab has been focused on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We asked him what excites him about his work.

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'I hope and pray a cure will come in time for all of us living with macular disease'

Posted: Friday 29 October 2021

Margaret with diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2016 and was frightened for her future, waking up each day and wondering what she'd be able to see.

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High street opticians raises funds for two vital causes

Posted: Friday 15 October 2021

This October, colleagues at Vision Express stores across the UK are taking part in a range of fundraising activities to raise vital funds for the Macular Society and the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).

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New online risk checker estimates your risk of developing macular disease

Posted: Thursday 14 October 2021

A new online tool, Risk Checker, can estimate your risk of developing the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.

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Have you ever wondered what benefits you might be entitled to?

Posted: Tuesday 12 October 2021

As part of the Macular Society Virtual Clinics series, we will be hosting a benefits surgery this month.

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“You can’t find any better support than from people who are living with the same condition you are”

Posted: Tuesday 12 October 2021

In September last year Shona was out having breakfast with her grandparents when she looked down at her food to see black dots everywhere.

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“With no cure to date, exposure and public awareness is essential to stop this isolating disease"

Posted: Thursday 7 October 2021

First-time London Marathon runner Mark Cooper was motivated to take on the challenge after seeing the impact that macular disease had on his mum.

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All you need to know about injections

Posted: Wednesday 6 October 2021

Why are some types of macular disease treated with injections? And why does that injection need to go into the eye?

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New research projects to stop early AMD and treat macular dystrophies

Posted: Thursday 30 September 2021

Everything we learn about macular disease brings us closer to beating it for good. And thanks to Macular Society members, seven new research projects will start this year – each one bringing a cure closer, or making life better today.

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