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The thought of anything happening to a loved one is unbearable.

Posted: Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 11:00

"When I heard about George, who was diagnosed with macular disease at just six years old, I thought immediately of my own grandchildren and how my heart would break if one of them was rapidly losing their eyesight due to this dreadful disease.

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms appear

Posted: Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 11:00

Scientists from UCL and Western Eye Hospital, London, have collaborated on a pioneering new eye test that could predict wet age related macular degeneration (AMD), up to three years before symptoms develop.

'A cure in George’s lifetime would mean everything'

Posted: Monday 21 December 2020 at 10:00

“I remember how we felt when George was diagnosed, we were absolutely devastated, because you start thinking about a 6-year-old boy, and the fact that he’d lost quite a lot of sight so quickly. It was just beyond comprehension."

New treatment for wet AMD approved for NHS patients

Posted: Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 10:00

A new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which would could see patients receiving as few as four injections a year, has been approved for use in England and Wales.

A dream, some imagination and a few knitting needles

Posted: Monday 7 December 2020 at 09:00

According to Walt Disney ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’. And, that has certainly been the case for Pat Laye, who wanted to knit her very own version of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Renewed calls for patients with dry AMD to take part in research

Posted: Thursday 3 December 2020 at 08:50

Do you have late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? If so, researchers have renewed their calls for your help.

New technology could lead to insights into causes of macular disease

Posted: Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 17:20

A study at the University of Southampton has used new imaging technology to make a digital reconstruction of eye tissue, which could provide new insights into the causes of irreversible blinding diseases.

How important is diet in AMD?

Posted: Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 09:35

There is a lot of conflicting information surrounding nutrition and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).However, there is evidence to suggest taking specific supplements can slow the progress of the condition.