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Fighting the fear of eye injections

Posted: Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 13:02

Margot Kennedy who says her eye injections have become ‘routine’ is keen to tackle the fear factor which comes with having a needle in the eye.

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Revolutionary bionic chip inserted in first UK patient with AMD

Posted: Friday 21 January 2022 at 09:00

A patient with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been able to detect signals in her blind left eye thanks to a revolutionary new implant.

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Q&A - your questions answered on the revolutionary bionic eye chip

Posted: Friday 21 January 2022 at 09:00

All you need to know following the news of the first UK patient to receive a bionic eye chip.

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Study seeks to discover how some gene changes influence macular dystrophies

Posted: Thursday 13 January 2022 at 09:48

A new study funded by the Macular Society could lead to improved diagnoses and treatments for macular dystrophies.

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New study could help identify AMD before sight loss occurs

Posted: Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 17:34

A new study could help to prevent sight loss, by identifying those at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) before visual symptoms develop.

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Westminster debate highlights urgent need to improve eye care services

Posted: Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 14:59

A debate in Westminster this week has highlighted the need to improve eye services in the UK to stop people from needlessly losing their sight.

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'She longed for the day that research would find a cure for this dreadful disease'

Posted: Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 10:54

When she was diagnosed age-related macular degeneration (AMD) 16 years ago, Pauline Mason hit the ground running. As well as running the Leeds Macular Society Support Group, Pauline volunteered for the Society, and put herself forward to take part in rese

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What role does our immune response play in AMD?

Posted: Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 10:44

The Macular Society’s monthly webinars are returning for 2022, with the first event looking into new research exploring how our immune response can lead to macular disease.

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