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"I wear sunglasses, take supplements and eat healthily, in the hope I can keep it at bay"

Posted: Wednesday 29 September 2021

Just a few years ago Lisa and her sister were both told they had the very early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after changes were spotted at the back of their eyes.

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“I feel I need to give a voice to those that feel isolated and unheard.”

Posted: Wednesday 29 September 2021

A police officer will be raising awareness of macular disease among his staff on World Sight Day (Thursday 14 October), after being diagnosed with a rare form of the condition.

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Calls for Parliament to take action on eye health

Posted: Tuesday 28 September 2021

The Macular Society has partnered with pharmaceutical company Roche and Fight for Sight to push eye health up the political agenda at a parliamentary event this month.

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Assistive technology to be showcased

Posted: Friday 17 September 2021

Assistive technology provider Sight and Sound will be discussing and demonstrating the latest equipment, which can make daily life easier for people with macular disease.

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Breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) helps detect dry AMD

Posted: Thursday 9 September 2021

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital have developed the first-ever fully automated algorithm, which can detect dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using common eye scans.

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"I'm determined to live as healthily as I can, to preserve some sight"

Posted: Thursday 2 September 2021

Scott Hamilton is one of many people who attended his two-yearly sight test expecting nothing more than a slight change to his prescription.

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Exploring inclusivity and seeking employment with a visual impairment

Posted: Wednesday 1 September 2021

An accessibility leader, passionate about creating an inclusive and accessible workplace, will discuss seeking employment as a visually impaired person.

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Low vision specialists share expertise and advice

Posted: Tuesday 31 August 2021

Two experts in low vision will join our September Virtual Clinic to update on the latest in their research and developments in wearable technology

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New support available for patients with diabetes-related sight loss

Posted: Thursday 26 August 2021

People with diabetes-related sight loss will be able to share experiences of living with their condition, as well as hear about the latest in treatments and research, at a new support group launching this month.

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"Without the support group I would have become very depressed"

Posted: Monday 23 August 2021

The Macular Society successfully bid for a grant of £300,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales to let them carry on helping over 2,500 people losing their sight in Wales.

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Cone cells: why do they matter?

Posted: Friday 13 August 2021

Cone dystrophy will be the focus of our next condition-specific Virtual Clinic this month - a condition which leads to loss of central and colour vision.

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Ophthalmology experts unite to discuss possible treatments for dry AMD

Posted: Thursday 5 August 2021

A global summit will be held in October, bringing together ophthalmology experts from across the world, to share the latest in treatments and research for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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