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Macular disease top priority in UK eye research

Posted: Tuesday 4 June 2024

Macular disease has been identified as a top priority for eye care research in the UK over the next five years, according to a new study published in the journal Eye.

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"Volunteering is very fulfilling and it keeps your brain and body active”

Posted: Monday 3 June 2024

When Tricia was diagnosed with macular disease, she already had a support system in place, thanks to her role as a volunteer with her local support group.

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“It's really important leaders have close connections with the people they support”

Posted: Thursday 30 May 2024

The Macular Society is pleased to announce the appointment of its new chief executive. Ed Holloway will join the Society in July and brings with him a wealth of experience in the charity sector.

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“When you start exploring the world with all your senses it comes alive for you”

Posted: Monday 13 May 2024

Whether it's walking, swimming, or gardening, getting active outdoors can be great for reducing stress and anxiety and improving our mental well-being. A diagnosis of macular disease shouldn’t stand in the way of you enjoying outdoor hobbies. People find ways to adapt and stay active, despite sight loss.

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Optometry vs ophthalmology – your questions answered

Posted: Wednesday 1 May 2024

Are you familiar with the distinction between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist, and how each professional can support you? Optometrist Yuan Gao and consultant ophthalmic surgeon and retinal specialist, Rashmi Akshikar joined us for April’s My Macular and Me webinar.

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New study identifies 87 genes linked to AMD

Posted: Friday 26 April 2024

Researchers at the National Eye Institute in the USA have discovered 87 genes in retinal cells that could be affected by environmental factors which may influence the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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'It's very important that I make the best of what I can see and do now'

Posted: Thursday 25 April 2024

John has been creative for as long as he can remember, and is determined to keep doing what he loves, while adjusting to life with sight loss.

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Macular Society partners with UK’s largest health research programme

Posted: Friday 5 April 2024

The Macular Society is proud to announce a new partnership with Our Future Health, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at revolutionising research into health conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Home monitoring for patients with AMD

Posted: Wednesday 3 April 2024

Health tech startup OKKO Health has shared new insights from its UK research study on home monitoring for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study is being carried out in collaboration with the Macular Society.

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Discover the latest news on treatments and emerging drugs

Posted: Tuesday 2 April 2024

A webinar exploring the fast-changing landscape of treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will be hosted by OcuPlan this month.

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‘Regular injections essential in maintaining vision’

Posted: Wednesday 27 March 2024

Early diagnosis, prompt initial treatment, and regular injections help stabilise vision in most eyes with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new report published by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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All you need to know about implantable magnifying lenses for macular disease

Posted: Monday 25 March 2024

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) were the focus of our My Macular and Me webinar in March, as Dr Julie Silvestri shed light on the potential of these devices, which aim to improve vision for people living with sight loss.

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