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Help improve home testing experiences for visually impaired people

Posted: Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 10:35

We are supporting NHS Test and Trace to conduct research into the experience and accessibility of getting a home test for the coronavirus.

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.

No interruption to medicine supplies for macular patients after Brexit

Posted: Thursday 7 January 2021 at 14:00

Pharmaceutical companies have provided reassurances that there will be no interruption to medicine supplies for patients with macular disease, after the transition period ended on 31 December.

What do the latest coronavirus restrictions mean for eye care services?

Posted: Thursday 7 January 2021 at 12:02

As new lockdowns are announced in England and Scotland this week, and there are restrictions already in place in Wales and Northern Ireland, we ask what this means for eye care.

Stay fit and active this festive season

Posted: Thursday 24 December 2020 at 11:00

Sticking to a regular exercise routine has been tricky this year and as we head into the festive season it is inevitable we will become less active.

The thought of anything happening to a loved one is unbearable.

Posted: Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 11:00

"When I heard about George, who was diagnosed with macular disease at just six years old, I thought immediately of my own grandchildren and how my heart would break if one of them was rapidly losing their eyesight due to this dreadful disease.

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms appear

Posted: Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 11:00

Scientists from UCL and Western Eye Hospital, London, have collaborated on a pioneering new eye test that could predict wet age related macular degeneration (AMD), up to three years before symptoms develop.