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World Geographic Atrophy Day raises awareness of common condition

Posted: Tuesday 5 December 2023

The first-ever World Geographic Atrophy Day today to raise awareness of the condition and the five million people living with it across the globe.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stargardt pill could slow progression of disease

Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2023

A new drug to treat Stargardt disease has helped to slow down the progression of the condition in some patients, according to the latest results of a phase two clinical trial.

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Biosimilars - the cheaper drugs for macular degeneration

Posted: Wednesday 3 May 2023

As patents for existing drugs to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO) expire we hear from professor Richard Gale, on what this means for patients and ophthalmology services.

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New drug for dry AMD - your questions answered

Posted: Tuesday 4 April 2023

In February we shared the exciting news that the first-ever drug to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been approved in the US. With the support of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, which has brought the drug to market, we answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

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Workforce Census illustrates severe shortage of eye doctors

Posted: Friday 31 March 2023

The Macular Society has reacted with concern to The Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s 2022 Workforce Census, which reveals the shortage of eye doctors in the UK and the extent of pressure on NHS ophthalmology services.

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