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Partnership calls to combat eye treatment delays

Posted: Friday 1 July 2022 at 11:18

The Macular Society is working closely with health bodies across Wales in order to help them combat delays to eye care treatment in the country.

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Could zebrafish speed up macular research?

Posted: Thursday 30 June 2022 at 13:13

Scientists at the University of Sussex are looking into whether cells from the zebrafish eye can be manipulated to create a macula, which could be used in future research.

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‘I won’t let my eye condition stop me’

Posted: Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 09:31

A 30-year-old postie, recently diagnosed with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) will be taking on the Great North Run for the second consecutive year, to focus on things he can still do after losing his sight in one eye.

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Creating a wet AMD drug using flower compounds

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022 at 07:53

Scientists working to unleash the power of the well-renowned hyacinth plant have revealed more about their work to beat macular disease.

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Do plants hold the power to cure macular disease?

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022 at 07:32

Professor Dulcie Mulholland is studying the family of the hyacinth to find a new treatment for macular disease. Find out why she thinks plants could hold the answers we're looking for.

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“I felt like I lost my identity overnight. But I’m still Marcia, she’s still in there.”

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022 at 07:30

I’ve always been extremely short-sighted, and worn glasses my entire life – my eyesight was normal with my glasses on.

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New drug for Stargardt could reach patients faster

Posted: Friday 17 June 2022 at 08:39

A new drug to treat Stargardt disease has been granted a fast-track review by the Food and Drug Administration in the US, to help make it available to patients quicker.

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Conference returns to bring you close to the experts

Posted: Friday 10 June 2022 at 10:25

Stem cell research, using artificial intelligence to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and new treatments on the horizon, will be just a few of the topics covered at this year’s free annual conference.

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Calls for Scottish politicians to take action to improve eye care services

Posted: Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 16:05

Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum in Scotland have been called upon to take action to improve eye care services for patients with deteriorating eye conditions in the country.

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Online training tool helps make best use of remaining vision

Posted: Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 15:43

A new online training tool has been launched to help people with macular disease continue to read and see the faces of their loved ones, by teaching them to use their remaining vision.

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'We want to help in any way we can'

Posted: Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 18:13

A family of a mum living with macular disease are showing that distance is no object when it comes to supporting someone with sight loss.

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Volunteers’ Week 2022: ‘If we met we’d be best friends’

Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 06:55

For Pauline, volunteering is about ‘building people up’, ‘friendship’ and 'helping others see the positives' after a diagnosis of macular disease.

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