The Macular Society, Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight and Scottish War Blinded have launched a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The collaboration, called Action Against AMD, is a response to the increasing prevalence of sight loss among the world’s ageing population. AMD is by far the biggest cause of visual impairment in the developed world and the third biggest globally.
The aim of the partnership is to develop an intervention that prevents early stage AMD progressing to the point where people lose their sight. The charities have agreed to co-fund a three-year development project, worth £1m, to kick-start the generation of new funding streams to invest in the necessary research.
Visit the Action Against AMD website for more information.
The case for increased funding for medical research
We've produced the following infographic to explain why it is time for the research community, research funders and the third sector to join together to put an end to AMD.