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Rare Disease Day 2023: Gene-editing for Stargardt disease a ‘step in the right direction’

Posted: Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 00:00

A PHD student believes that new gene therapy technologies could at some point pave the way for a treatment or a cure.

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First-ever AMD audit highlights importance of regular injections

Posted: Monday 27 February 2023 at 00:00

The UK’s first-ever audit of hospital eye care services for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has confirmed regular injections help stabilise vision in most patients and early diagnosis and treatment are vital.

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First drug to treat dry AMD approved for use in US

Posted: Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 00:00

The first ever drug to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been approved for use in the US.

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

Posted: Thursday 2 February 2023 at 00:00

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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How could artificial intelligence transform eye care?

Posted: Wednesday 11 January 2023 at 00:00

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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New research funding for diabetic eye disease

Posted: Thursday 1 December 2022 at 00:00

Leading eye charities, including the Macular Society, have partnered with Diabetes UK to fund more research into diabetic eye disease and prevent unnecessary sight loss.

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Dry AMD patients respond to injection breakthrough studies

Posted: Friday 25 November 2022 at 00:00

Initial findings have shown the majority of people with late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) would welcome eye injections as a way of slowing down its progress.

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Statins and diabetes drugs found to reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration

Posted: Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 00:00

Drugs to control diabetes and lower cholesterol may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.

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New partnership to accelerate research into macular disease

Posted: Monday 7 November 2022 at 00:00

Clinical research organisation Ora Inc has partnered with the Macular Society, to accelerate the advancement of new treatments for macular disease and help more patients take part in clinical trials.

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New research investigates immune system's role in AMD

Posted: Monday 31 October 2022 at 00:00

New research is looking into a specific part of the immune system, called the ‘complement system’, which, when damaged, can lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Experts unite to find a cure for dry AMD

Posted: Friday 21 October 2022 at 00:00

Global experts in macular disease will meet in the US this month to speed up the progress being made to find a cure for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Participants needed for Charles Bonnet research

Posted: Saturday 1 October 2022 at 00:00

Scientists want to understand more about how visual hallucinations caused by sight loss impact the daily lives of those affected.

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