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Statins and diabetes drugs found to reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration

Posted: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Drugs to control diabetes and lower cholesterol may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.

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New partnership to accelerate research into macular disease

Posted: Monday 7 November 2022

Clinical research organisation Ora Inc has partnered with the Macular Society, to accelerate the advancement of new treatments for macular disease and help more patients take part in clinical trials.

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Scotland sight loss specialists to deliver online talk

Posted: Friday 4 November 2022

People living with a sight loss condition in Scotland have been invited to an online talk to find out the latest around macular services and research.

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Challenges at work for people with sight loss in Northern Ireland

Posted: Thursday 3 November 2022

A webinar to tackle employment issues and tips for people working with sight loss in Northern Ireland will be hosted by the Macular Society’s working age and young people’s service manager this month.

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“A befriender can help in so many ways”

Posted: Tuesday 1 November 2022

“I knew the impact that macular degeneration could have on people. I think the biggest sadness was that I was given that diagnosis, and then left without any real support, any information. So, from that day on, I decided I was going to make people aware of macular degeneration."

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“Everyone wants to be special, but medically special is the one kind of special no one wants to be”

Posted: Monday 31 October 2022

At first it was just things like not being able to read the TV guide, or struggling with text messages on my phone. I couldn’t see the bus numbers until the bus was almost on top of me. I would look at people walking down the street and think they were strange looking, until the next person looked the same. I’m a working mum and thought I was probably just tired."

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New research investigates immune system's role in AMD

Posted: Monday 31 October 2022

New research is looking into a specific part of the immune system, called the ‘complement system’, which, when damaged, can lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Experts unite to find a cure for dry AMD

Posted: Friday 21 October 2022

Global experts in macular disease will meet in the US this month to speed up the progress being made to find a cure for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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"We want people to carry on doing what they love"

Posted: Tuesday 18 October 2022

From Meryl Streep to Mo Farah, drawing celebrity portraits has long been a passion of Macular Society group member Peter, who says living with a macular condition doesn’t have to mean giving up something you love.

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National TV advert raises awareness of macular disease

Posted: Thursday 13 October 2022

A national TV advert launches today, raising awareness of macular disease and the importance of regular sight tests, as part of a partnership between the Macular Society and Bayer.

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Westminster event returns to help improve eye care services

Posted: Tuesday 4 October 2022

Eye health will be pushed up the political agenda again this month as the Macular Society joins The Eyes Have It partnership for another Parliamentary event.

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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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