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New genomic technique could transform diagnosis and treatment for rare eye disease

Posted: Wednesday 15 February 2023

Scientist Dr Gavin Arno and clinician Dr Siying Li from Moorfields Eye Hospital, will be revealing more details about a new genomic technique which could transform diagnosis and treatment for rarer types of inherited eye diseases.

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How could your data play a part in the future of eye care?

Posted: Thursday 2 February 2023

Dr Wen Hwa Lee, chief executive officer and chief scientist of charity Action Against AMD (AAAMD), has shared more about how your data could play a part in the future of eye care.

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“I noticed when new people joined, they would come with so much fear in their eyes”

Posted: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Vera became a Macular Society group leader a few years after her late husband Peter was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Cost of living– support for people with sight loss

Posted: Monday 30 January 2023

It can be a minefield trying to navigate the financial support available to you if you have a sight condition. However, the Macular Society’s Working Age and Young People’s Service manager, Colin Daniels, is here to help.

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Denise Lewis smiling at camera

"It's only now that I have seen the impact macular disease has on people"

Posted: Friday 20 January 2023

A retired ophthalmic nurse said it wasn’t until she began to volunteer with her local support group that she realised the true impact of macular disease and the impact it has on many people’s lives.

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Judith Hilton Macular Society Member

New telephone support group to support people living in Wales

Posted: Wednesday 18 January 2023

A new telephone support group to help reduce loneliness and isolation among people living with sight loss across Wales has been set up.

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Dr Wen Hwa Lee

How could artificial intelligence transform eye care?

Posted: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Chief executive of Action Against Age-related Macular Degeneration Dr Wen Hwa Lee, will be joining our first webinar of the year to discuss the advances being made in AI and its potential in ophthalmology and research.

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How to tackle treatment delays

Posted: Tuesday 10 January 2023

The Macular Society’s Advice and Information Service is here to help if you are experiencing delays in sight-saving treatment.

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Five ways you can make a difference as a volunteer in 2023

Posted: Tuesday 3 January 2023

From managing support groups to providing a listening ear on the telephone, there are many ways people are making a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss.

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Entertaining calls to light up dark winter nights

Posted: Thursday 22 December 2022

From diving into the history of British broadcasting, to finding out about the life and times of a society hostess and philanthropist, there’s plenty up for discussion with our Winter Warmer calls.

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Margaret Hughes smiling in living room, reading on sofa

“I didn’t know how many people were like me”

Posted: Wednesday 21 December 2022

Like many others who are diagnosed with macular disease, Margaret had no idea what the condition was and how many others were affected but, after experiencing the fear and isolation of her condition first hand, the 79-year-old wanted to help others in need of support.

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New partnership to improve access to eye care

Posted: Friday 9 December 2022

OcuPlan, a payment plan for people with macular disease and other eye conditions, and the Macular Society have announced a new partnership.

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