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“Sight loss does change your life, but it's not the end of your life”

Posted: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Receiving a diagnosis of macular disease can be overwhelming and bring about a whirlwind of emotions. But, with the right advice and support it is possible to overcome the emotional impact and continue to do the things you love.

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“As a mother, it’s one of the hardest things to face”

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

Ten-year-old Freddie was diagnosed with Stargardt - a rare form of macular disease last year, after teachers initially shared their concerns with his mum Stacy.

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Breakthrough AI technology could boost diagnosis and treatment of macular disease

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

A groundbreaking project harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise both the diagnosis and treatment of macular disease, according to researcher professor Adam Dubis.

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Patron Vince Hill auctioning off beloved Jaguar

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

Macular Society patron and singer Vince Hill has put one of his most beloved cars up for sale to Beat Macular Disease.

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Improving eye care services: a shared vision

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2023

The national clinical director for eye care, Louisa Wickham, says she is determined to address the challenges faced by the sector and improve services for patients.

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Support MPs call to scrap ‘unfair’ tax on audiobooks

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2023

Sir Mike Penning has secured a debate in Parliament on taxes on audiobooks, which he says is unfair to those who have lost their sight.

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National Lottery funding helps delivery of key services and support

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2023

The Macular Society has received nearly £40,000 worth of grants from the National Lottery, to help support people in Wales and Northern Ireland.

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“The only skill you need is empathy”

Posted: Thursday 1 June 2023

A former ophthalmic nurse has spoken of her rewarding new role as a volunteer group leader for the Macular Society and the difference she’s making to people with macular degeneration.

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Matthew Stump

"It doesn’t matter how much I can see, it’s just about being able to compete"

Posted: Tuesday 16 May 2023

From pulling tractors weighing three tonnes, to throwing heavy barrels, 31-year-old Matt does not let his sight loss stand in his way as he continues to push the limits of human endurance.

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Macular Society recognised on Best Places to Work list 2023

Posted: Friday 12 May 2023

The Macular Society, has proven its commitment to creating an exceptional workplace environment after its recognition in the highly-regarded Sunday Times Best Places to Work list for 2023.

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Stargardt pill could slow progression of disease

Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2023

A new drug to treat Stargardt disease has helped to slow down the progression of the condition in some patients, according to the latest results of a phase two clinical trial.

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Biosimilars - the cheaper drugs for macular degeneration

Posted: Wednesday 3 May 2023

As patents for existing drugs to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO) expire we hear from professor Richard Gale, on what this means for patients and ophthalmology services.

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