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Researchers to discuss early onset AMD and why it occurs

Posted: Friday 9 July 2021 at 10:43

Researchers working on a project to develop a test to identify the genetic causes of early onset age-related macular degeneration (EOMD) will join us at our next condition-specific Virtual Clinic this month.

Lack of information and support for sight loss due to diabetes

Posted: Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 10:00

Patients with diabetes-related sight loss are being left anxious and uncertain about their future as they are given very little information about their condition, or the support available.

New webinar series on sight loss and genomic research

Posted: Monday 21 June 2021 at 10:31

A new webinar series highlighting the latest scientific developments and the future of research will be launched next week.

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New research shows reversing sight loss could be possible

Posted: Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 15:41

New research has shown the ability to reverse sight loss, as light-sensing cells have been successfully transplanted into the retina for the first time.

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.