Jade Blackledge mid sky dive

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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Consultation to close railway ticket office extended

Posted: Wednesday 26 July 2023

The consultation into the plan to close hundreds of ticket offices in England is set to be extended, following opposition from passengers and disability charities.

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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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Jonathan Tear headshot

“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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three scientists in white coats

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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Railway Ticket Office Machine

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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New treatments go under the spotlight for 2023 conference

Posted: Thursday 29 June 2023

The first-ever treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will be one of the exciting topics under the spotlight at this year’s Macular Disease Conference – Hope for the Future.

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Jane Tidy laughing

"It's valuable to come together with people who understand what it is like"

Posted: Tuesday 27 June 2023

People living with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) will now benefit from a new condition-specific support group which has launched online.

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Louise smiling at the camera in  the woods holding a cane

“Sight loss does change your life, but it's not the end of your life”

Posted: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Receiving a diagnosis of macular disease can be overwhelming and bring about a whirlwind of emotions. But, with the right advice and support it is possible to overcome the emotional impact and continue to do the things you love.

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“As a mother, it’s one of the hardest things to face”

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

Ten-year-old Freddie was diagnosed with Stargardt - a rare form of macular disease last year, after teachers initially shared their concerns with his mum Stacy.

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Adam Dubis UCL

Breakthrough AI technology could boost diagnosis and treatment of macular disease

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

A groundbreaking project harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise both the diagnosis and treatment of macular disease, according to researcher professor Adam Dubis.

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