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New treatment approved for wet AMD and diabetic macular oedema

Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 09:00

A new treatment for wet AMD and diabetic macular oedema Faricimab has been approved for use on the NHS in England.

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Eye health experts to review research priorities

Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 15:14

Eye experts across the UK are calling for input to refresh research priorities for patients, relatives, carers and eye health professionals.

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New research could lead to a treatment for both wet and dry AMD

Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 14:02

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified those who are at risk of developing AMD, based on their genes, and discovered underlying changes in the tissue of these otherwise healthy individuals.

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What is genetic counselling and how could it help you?

Posted: Thursday 5 May 2022 at 14:16

Genetic counsellor Hannah Knight has spoken about why many people choose to find out what gene is causing their condition.

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Counting down to Macular Week

Posted: Thursday 5 May 2022 at 11:36

Macular Week is our chance to tell the rest of the world about the impact of macular disease, raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and highlight why funding research to find a cure is vital.

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Hopes are becoming a reality

Posted: Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 08:26

As a member of ‘The Eyes Have It’ coalition, the Macular Society has been pushing for the recruitment of a national clinical director in a campaign to raise awareness of eye health-care issues.

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New chatbot offering timely advice to patients

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022 at 16:16

A virtual rehabilitation assistant could offer timely, relevant information and advice to people with visual impairments.

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'The lights will never go out'

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022 at 14:01

A Macular Society trustee, member and long-time supporter has shared his experiences of being diagnosed with macular disease in his late 40s as part of a global podcast, to support others struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis.

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Professional bodies strengthen campaign to improve eye care services

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022 at 13:26

A coalition of organisations committed to raising awareness of sight loss and improving care for people with deteriorating eye conditions has welcomed two professional bodies to its ranks.

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Colleague with Stargardt prompts support from global company

Posted: Monday 25 April 2022 at 14:17

A world-leading producer of high-quality garden seeds has pledged its support to the Macular Society in recognition of its former facilities manager who has a rare form of macular disease.

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First-time marathon runners pledge funds to macular research

Posted: Friday 22 April 2022 at 08:29

A mother and daughter team will be taking on their ever marathon next month to raise vital funds for macular research.

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Researcher hopes gene editing technique could treat Stargardt disease

Posted: Tuesday 5 April 2022 at 09:23

A researcher looking into the possibility of correcting the faulty gene that causes Stargardt disease has spoken about her groundbreaking project.

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