Do you have dry age-related macular degeneration? Would you like to participate in a research study?

Researchers in Southampton and other sites are inviting people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in the UK, to take part in a study investigating whether they have a specific gene change causing their condition.

This research aims to identify patients with a specific form of dry AMD who could be recruited to a clinical trial for a new treatment.

Volunteers are invited to come to either Southampton, or another clinical site if nearer to their home, for up to 2 hours on two occasions to have a blood test (travel expenses of up to a £100 per visit will be covered). It is not guaranteed that all volunteers will be eligible for the trial, but if they are they will be asked to come back to have some photos taken of their eyes.

If you think you may be interested and would like more information, please contact the research team on 023 8120 5266 or by email to eyeresearch@uhs.nhs.uk saying you are calling about the CFI study. Please note if you have had an injection into either of your eyes for wet AMD then you are not eligible for this study.