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Entertaining evening Winter Warmers calls return

Posted: Friday 27 October 2023

A programme of entertaining, weekly calls returns this winter to bring comfort and friendship straight to your home during the longer, colder nights.

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Geraldine Kelley in garden

“You have to try and remain connected and appreciate what you’ve got”

Posted: Thursday 26 October 2023

With lots going on in her personal life in 2017 Geraldine admits she had little time to process the news that she had the early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Macular disease under the spotlight at Conservative conference

Posted: Wednesday 25 October 2023

The Macular Society's director of research took to the stage at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this month to shine a light on the need to improve healthcare, especially for people living with macular disease.

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“My white cane is absolutely essential – I wouldn’t be without it”

Posted: Friday 13 October 2023

When Julia and Irene step out of their front doors, they do so with an air of confidence - and it’s all thanks to their white canes.

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Suzanne Roberts smiling

Talking about your diagnosis

Posted: Wednesday 4 October 2023

A diagnosis of macular disease can be overwhelming, impacting various aspects of your life, including your mental health, relationships and independence. Despite this, many people struggle to speak openly about what they are going through.

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SING Implant

New implant for patients with late-stage AMD

Posted: Tuesday 3 October 2023

Eye surgeons in Newcastle have become the first in the UK to give patients with late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) a pioneering new eye implant.

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Glen Jeffery in Laboratory

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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Nick Lancaster smiling in hat and sun glasses. The National Lottery Community Fund Wales logo bottom right.

“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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Jasleen Jolly

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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