‘I won’t let my eye condition stop me’

Posted: Tuesday 28 June 2022

A 30-year-old postie, recently diagnosed with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) will be taking on the Great North Run for the second consecutive year, to focus on things he can still do after losing his sight in one eye.

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“I felt like I lost my identity overnight. But I’m still Marcia, she’s still in there.”

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022

I’ve always been extremely short-sighted, and worn glasses my entire life – my eyesight was normal with my glasses on.

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'We want to help in any way we can'

Posted: Tuesday 7 June 2022

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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'The lights will never go out'

Posted: Friday 29 April 2022

A Macular Society trustee, member and long-time supporter has shared his experiences of being diagnosed with macular disease in his late 40s as part of a global podcast, to support others struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis.

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First-time marathon runners pledge funds to macular research

Posted: Friday 22 April 2022

A mother and daughter team will be taking on their ever marathon next month to raise vital funds for macular research.

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Mum takes macular disease fight into the boxing ring

Posted: Wednesday 23 March 2022

A mother of two spent 12 weeks transforming from her profession as an ice cream seller into a boxer, as she staged her own fight against macular disease.

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'Without the befriending service, it would be very depressing for so many people'

Posted: Friday 11 February 2022

At 98 years of age, Barbara Hogg is showing no signs of slowing down in her role as a befriender.

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'She longed for the day that research would find a cure for this dreadful disease'

Posted: Tuesday 11 January 2022

When she was diagnosed age-related macular degeneration (AMD) 16 years ago, Pauline Mason hit the ground running. As well as running the Leeds Macular Society Support Group, Pauline volunteered for the Society, and put herself forward to take part in rese

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