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Conference returns to bring you close to the experts

Posted: Friday 10 June 2022 at 10:25

Stem cell research, using artificial intelligence to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and new treatments on the horizon, will be just a few of the topics covered at this year’s free annual conference.

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Calls for Scottish politicians to take action to improve eye care services

Posted: Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 16:05

Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum in Scotland have been called upon to take action to improve eye care services for patients with deteriorating eye conditions in the country.

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Online training tool helps make best use of remaining vision

Posted: Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 15:43

A new online training tool has been launched to help people with macular disease continue to read and see the faces of their loved ones, by teaching them to use their remaining vision.

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'We want to help in any way we can'

Posted: Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 18:13

A family of a mum living with macular disease are showing that distance is no object when it comes to supporting someone with sight loss.

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Volunteers’ Week 2022: ‘If we met we’d be best friends’

Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 06:55

For Pauline, volunteering is about ‘building people up’, ‘friendship’ and 'helping others see the positives' after a diagnosis of macular disease.

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Eye drops being instilled into patient by professional with blue gloves.

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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