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Cost of living: advice from energy saving expert

Posted: Monday 3 October 2022

As the rising cost of living continues to dominate the headlines, we spoke to Kate Urwin, the founder and director of Yorkshire Energy Doctor for some advice on how to tackle price rises.

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Participants needed for Charles Bonnet research

Posted: Saturday 1 October 2022

Scientists want to understand more about how visual hallucinations caused by sight loss impact the daily lives of those affected.

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Dave Injections

"How I overcame my fear of needles after my diagnosis"

Posted: Saturday 1 October 2022

With a lifelong fear of needles, 72-year-old Dave was understandably anxious and scared when he was diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and told he needed regular injections in his eye.

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Drug shows potential to slow down dry AMD progression

Posted: Thursday 29 September 2022

A new drug being trialled in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been shown to reduce the rate of progression of the disease in its late stages.

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Gary Misson

Cataract surgery and macular degeneration – your questions answered

Posted: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Does cataract surgery make macular degeneration worse? Consultant ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon professor Gary Misson answers this question and more.

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Inspiring talks give hope for the future

Posted: Tuesday 27 September 2022

Highlights from our annual conference are now available to watch online, with inspiring talks from world-renowned experts in macular disease.

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Gene therapy trial tests injection lasting three years

Posted: Friday 23 September 2022

A new clinical trial is underway to test a gene therapy which could treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with an eye injection lasting up to three years.

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Charity runner completes 874-mile Land's End to John O'Groats challenge

Posted: Friday 16 September 2022

A runner has spoken of her “immense gratitude” after completing the 874-mile Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge, from home.

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Macular Society President and Queen's former ophthalmologist leads tributes

Posted: Friday 9 September 2022

The president and founding member of the Macular Society has led the charity’s tributes to Her Majesty The Queen after serving her and the Royal Household as ophthalmologist for 21 years.

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Sight loss 'brushed to one side' at work before counselling

Posted: Wednesday 31 August 2022

A new employment counselling group provided a nursery worker with the confidence to take control of her macular condition at work after initially describing her ‘put up and shut up’ attitude.

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Kelly Ephgrave

New Best disease online support group launches

Posted: Wednesday 31 August 2022

People living with Best disease will be the latest to benefit from a new condition-specific support group launching later this month.

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Ian Pearce

Faricimab - all you need to know about the new treatment for wet AMD and DMO

Posted: Tuesday 30 August 2022

"There's a long way to go but I'm more optimistic. I was thinking of retiring a few years ago, now I'm so excited about the treatments we can offer patients I'll probably stay another few years."

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