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Are we a step closer to treating AMD with red light?

Posted: Thursday 28 September 2023

Red light has been shown to improve declining eyesight, with one particular study showing promise for patients diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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“I’ve learned all the skills that I need to try and live independently”

Posted: Wednesday 20 September 2023

When Macular Society volunteer Nick suddenly found himself unable to make a simple cup of tea, he knew he needed help to rediscover an independent life with sight loss.

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Volunteers needed to test home monitoring app

Posted: Thursday 7 September 2023

Digital health company, OKKO Health, is calling for more volunteers to help test a new app which could revolutionise eye care for people living with macular disease.

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Is blue light damaging and are filters worth it?

Posted: Friday 1 September 2023

We often get asked whether blue light is dangerous to the macula and whether blue light filtering glasses are worth getting. Recent research has shown that blue light filters often do not live up to the claims they make.

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Ann, 99, completes milestone walking marathon challenge

Posted: Thursday 24 August 2023

While we have seen our fair share of rain over the last few months, nothing could stand in the way of 99-year-old Ann who has completed her mammoth, walking marathon challenge.

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Understanding the mysteries surrounding Charles Bonnet syndrome

Posted: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Why do some people with vision loss experience hallucinations, while others do not? That’s one of the areas being looked into as researchers aim to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding the condition Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).

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Thrill seeker skydives from 14,000ft to Beat Macular Disease

Posted: Friday 18 August 2023

Thrill-seeker Jade can tick off a 14,000ft skydive from her adrenaline-fuelled bucket list after she fearlessly threw herself out of a plane, to beat macular disease.

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Second drug for dry AMD becomes available in the US

Posted: Tuesday 8 August 2023

Another new drug to treat late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been approved for use in the US.

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'Inspiring' pop singer and Macular Society patron Vince Hill dies age 89

Posted: Monday 24 July 2023

Pop singer and Macular Society patron Vince Hill has died at the age of 89.

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“It’s not about what you can’t do, but what you can do that matters”

Posted: Monday 17 July 2023

From working as a volunteer football coach at one of the Premier League’s top clubs to advising ministers at the heart of Government, Jonathan has never let Stargardt get in the way of his varied career.

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Macular Society supports Edge Hill University's groundbreaking AMD research

Posted: Friday 7 July 2023

Macular Society Trustees have visited Edge Hill University’s labs to talk to its world-leading researchers on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Respond to plans to axe majority of railway ticket offices

Posted: Friday 7 July 2023

A three-week consultation is underway to respond to plans to close railway ticket offices.

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