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Partnership calls to combat eye treatment delays

Posted: Friday 1 July 2022 at 11:18

The Macular Society is working closely with health bodies across Wales in order to help them combat delays to eye care treatment in the country.

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Conference returns to bring you close to the experts

Posted: Friday 10 June 2022 at 10:25

Stem cell research, using artificial intelligence to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and new treatments on the horizon, will be just a few of the topics covered at this year’s free annual conference.

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Hopes are becoming a reality

Posted: Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 08:26

As a member of ‘The Eyes Have It’ coalition, the Macular Society has been pushing for the recruitment of a national clinical director in a campaign to raise awareness of eye health-care issues.

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Genetic researcher shines spotlight on ‘first of its kind’ project for Rare Disease Day

Posted: Friday 25 February 2022 at 10:55

Genetic researcher Dr Jamie Ellingford will be revealing all about his latest research, which hopes to find answers to why people develop macular dystrophies.

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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 smart glasses help people with macular disease to read, recognise faces and identify objects

Posted: Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 14:40

Macular Society members are among 122 people from three countries who tested the latest smart glasses from OXSIGHT.

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Diagnosis and difficult conversations

Posted: Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 14:32

Five hundred eyecare professionals joined a webinar organised by the Macular Society and Optical Consumer Complaints Service, hoping to understand how they can better explain macular conditions to their patients.

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Tricky conversations

Posted: Thursday 7 January 2021 at 12:00

Conversations about macular disease can be hard to start, and hard to hear. Find out how we’re working with the Optical Consumer Complaints Services (OCCS) to make them easier and more productive.

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