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Stargardt pill continues to slow sight loss

Posted: Tuesday 28 November 2023

A drug being trialled as a potential treatment for Stargardt disease has been shown to slow down the rate of sight loss.

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"I didn't know if my hallucinations were a manifestation of my grief"

Posted: Thursday 16 November 2023

Seeing frightening faces in her own home was the reality for Penny, who was trying to come to terms with her sight loss in the aftermath of losing her husband.

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“Our son has macular disease, there was a chance our daughter would get it too. We hoped the odds would be in our favour”

Posted: Wednesday 8 November 2023

When George was diagnosed with macular disease at the age of seven, his mum Sarah and dad Ollie knew there was a one in four chance their daughter could be affected too. But, as Farrah wasn’t showing any symptoms, they put the thought to the back of their mind. Until one day, she told Sarah she had kept seeing funny things out of the corner of her eyes.

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Railway ticket office closure plans scrapped

Posted: Tuesday 31 October 2023

Plans to close hundreds of railway ticket offices across England have been scrapped.

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Proposals to transform eye care to be unveiled to politicians

Posted: Friday 27 October 2023

Recommendations for a national plan to improve eye care services across the UK will be presented to MPs in Parliament next month.

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Entertaining evening Winter Warmers calls return

Posted: Friday 27 October 2023

A programme of entertaining, weekly calls returns this winter to bring comfort and friendship straight to your home during the longer, colder nights.

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“You have to try and remain connected and appreciate what you’ve got”

Posted: Thursday 26 October 2023

With lots going on in her personal life in 2017 Geraldine admits she had little time to process the news that she had the early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Macular disease under the spotlight at Conservative conference

Posted: Wednesday 25 October 2023

The Macular Society's director of research took to the stage at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this month to shine a light on the need to improve healthcare, especially for people living with macular disease.

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“My white cane is absolutely essential – I wouldn’t be without it”

Posted: Friday 13 October 2023

When Julia and Irene step out of their front doors, they do so with an air of confidence - and it’s all thanks to their white canes.

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Talking about your diagnosis

Posted: Wednesday 4 October 2023

A diagnosis of macular disease can be overwhelming, impacting various aspects of your life, including your mental health, relationships and independence. Despite this, many people struggle to speak openly about what they are going through.

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New implant for patients with late-stage AMD

Posted: Tuesday 3 October 2023

Eye surgeons in Newcastle have become the first in the UK to give patients with late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) a pioneering new eye implant.

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Are we a step closer to treating AMD with red light?

Posted: Thursday 28 September 2023

Red light has been shown to improve declining eyesight, with one particular study showing promise for patients diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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