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Spotlight on Best disease

Posted: Thursday 4 February 2021 at 09:03

February’s condition-specific Virtual Clinic will shine the spotlight on Best disease – a rare inherited form of macular disease.

What role does genetics play in AMD?

Posted: Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 10:06

It is known that a very significant proportion of the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is in our genes.

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New survey for patients with diabetic eye disease

Posted: Thursday 28 January 2021 at 12:26

The Macular Society is calling for patients with diabetic macular oedema (DMO) to take part in a new survey, to help improve treatment and quality of life for patients.

New research suggests air pollution could increase the risk of developing AMD

Posted: Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 11:37

Air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.

Webinar to explore the latest in research and treatment for DMO

Posted: Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 10:04

The first condition of our condition-specific Virtual Clinic of 2021 will take place later this month, focusing on diabetic macular oedema (DMO)

Medical research at risk

Posted: Thursday 7 January 2021 at 17:12

The progress of macular research is under threat as the coronavirus could leave a huge hole in medical research funding.

What's the latest in research and how can you get involved in clinical trials?

Posted: Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 10:14

Last year we launched our Virtual Clinics – a series of webinars bringing you closer to the experts.

'A cure in George’s lifetime would mean everything'

Posted: Monday 21 December 2020 at 10:00

“I remember how we felt when George was diagnosed, we were absolutely devastated, because you start thinking about a 6-year-old boy, and the fact that he’d lost quite a lot of sight so quickly. It was just beyond comprehension."