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"Counselling can’t bring back your eyesight, but it can help make life more enjoyable"

Posted: Tuesday 27 July 2021 at 11:21

For the Macular Society’s counselling team, uncertainty and fear is a familiar theme which comes up repeatedly for anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease.

Hope and humour offered in podcast series

Posted: Tuesday 20 July 2021 at 09:23

After living with macular disease for the past 12 years and finding new ways to cope with everyday life, Marci has launched a podcast to help others affected.

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.

What the latest Government announcement means for our services

Posted: Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 12:57

We have listened carefully to the information for England that was issued by the Government yesterday (5 July). But, what does this mean for our volunteers, service users, staff and trustees?

Waiting times reduced for AMD patients facing six-month treatment delays

Posted: Thursday 1 July 2021 at 10:45

Measures have been put in place in a hospital in Northern Ireland to reduce waiting times after AMD patients were waiting up to six months for treatment.

Macular disease and managing your wellbeing

Posted: Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 13:36

As more restrictions lift across the UK many people are feeling more anxious about a return to normality. How can you manage your wellbeing?

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.

“I personally think being visually impaired when you’re cooking is much better than being sighted”

Posted: Thursday 24 June 2021 at 09:13

Visually impaired chef Kim Jaye will join us next week for a one-off webinar to share her passion for cooking and cook a dish that’s great for eye health.