Research Participant Database

There are many clinical trials and research studies looking at new treatments and ultimately trying to find a cure for macular disease. We are often approached by researchers to help find people willing to take part. Involvement can range from providing feedback on new developments, to undergoing treatment as part of a clinical trial.

Our research participant database is for anyone based in the UK with macular disease, as well as healthy friends, family or volunteers. You can sign up whether or not you are a member of the Macular Society by completing the form below.

We collect basic information about you and your condition to help us check your suitability for trials, and then write to you about research you may be eligible to participate in. If you decide you would like know more or would like to volunteer to take part, you then contact the researchers direct. We keep all the information you provide confidential and secure.

If you are a researcher and would like to find out more about the database, please contact Geraldine Hoad on 01264 322 419.

Research trials - participant sign up

Thank you for your interest in participating in research. We will be in contact when there are opportunities to take part in trials that you may be interested in.

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If you have a retinal condition, please indicate the diagnosis and which eyes are affected.

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You're helping to Beat Macular Disease, thank you. We'll use the details you have given us to provide the service or communications you have requested. We'd also love to keep you updated about how you can get involved with fundraising, events, products we sell and how we campaign.

Please tell us how you'd like to hear from us by ticking every box below that applies to you:

If you've already told us how you want to hear from us, you don't need to do anything else. You can change what you receive from us at any time on 01264 350 551 or

We process and analyse your data to send you relevant information. We will never sell your data or share it with anyone not directly working on our behalf. For more information, find our privacy policy at