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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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Cost of living crisis: what support is available if you are visually impaired?

Posted: Thursday 25 August 2022

Many people living with sight loss already face additional, unavoidable costs. So, when the country is facing a cost of living crisis, this undoubtedly has more of an impact on anyone living with a visual impairment.

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Help needed to test home-monitoring app

Posted: Friday 12 August 2022

A digital health company which has developed a new app to enable people with macular disease to monitor their vision from home is looking for volunteers.

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Thousands of patients with diabetes-related sight loss given access to new treatment

Posted: Thursday 11 August 2022

Thousands of patients with diabetic macular oedema (DMO) could benefit from a steroid treatment, which has previously only been available to those who have received cataract surgery.

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"It could be life-changing for so many people"

Posted: Wednesday 3 August 2022

A 75-year-old man involved in a clinical trial for a new implant for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) says it would be ‘magic’ if the trial is successful.

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Ophthalmologist to reveal more about new drug for two types of macular disease

Posted: Wednesday 3 August 2022

An ophthalmologist who has worked on the clinical trials for the latest drug approved to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO) will reveal more about the treatment and how you can access it, as part of the Macular Society’s monthly webinar series.

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New National Clinical Director for Eye Care appointed

Posted: Monday 1 August 2022

A new role which could help transform eye care services for people living with macular disease and other sight conditions, has been appointed by NHS England.

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New treatment option approved for patients with diabetic macular oedema

Posted: Thursday 28 July 2022

Patients living with diabetes-related sight loss could be treated with a new drug, following a recommendation from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Cheaper drugs for wet AMD becoming available on the NHS

Posted: Tuesday 19 July 2022

New forms of anti-VEGF drugs will soon be available to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) thanks to the production of biosimilars.

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Double donations for Amazon Prime Day

Posted: Thursday 7 July 2022

The Macular Society will benefit from double donations on eligible purchases made by Amazon Prime members later this month, helping us to raise vital funds for macular research.

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Eat for your eyes - how food is important for our sight

Posted: Wednesday 6 July 2022

What are the best foods to eat to look after your eyes?

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Gene editing to treat inherited macular disease

Posted: Tuesday 5 July 2022

A research team is making strides in using gene-editing techniques to treat a rare, inherited form of macular disease.

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