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Moorfields will highlight rare eye diseases as part of a global campaign

Posted: Thursday 25 February 2016 at 15:25

Moorfields Eye Hospital is supporting a global awareness day, which highlights rare diseases and the impact they have on patients’ lives.

Experiences of Personal Independence Payment on people with sensory impairments

Posted: Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 10:03

Researchers at NatCen Social Research are currently working on a project about the experiences of people with vision impairment and people with combined hearing and sight loss who have been claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and who will apply fo…

Statins could help prevent AMD

Posted: Friday 5 February 2016 at 09:20

New research has revealed that statins may prevent dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Health Talk seeks genomic research participants

Posted: Monday 1 February 2016 at 16:43

Health Talk, which provides free information about health issues by sharing people's real-life experiences, is looking to talk to people who have been invited to take part in the Genome 100,000 Project.

New stem cell trial offers potential cure for AMD

Posted: Friday 18 December 2015 at 11:24

Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for age-related macular degeneration.This first operation is a major milestone in the London Project to Cure Blindness, which was esta…

Christmas Appeal launches

Posted: Friday 18 December 2015 at 11:22

Our Christmas Appeal, which is now in its fifth year, was officially launched last month.

Proposed ban on pavement parking rejected

Posted: Friday 18 December 2015 at 11:21

A proposed law to ban pavement parking across England and Wales has been rejected by the Government.Transport Minister Mr Goodwill, the MP for Scarborough and Whitby, said the Government could make no decision in favour of implementing a national ban wit…

GPs urged to report unfit drivers

Posted: Friday 18 December 2015 at 11:20

GPs have been urged to tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so.