Patients have a very important part to play in research. Over a million people take part in studies and trials in the UK each year. Without them, we would not have the treatments we have today, and new and improved treatments would not be possible.

The Macular Society is able to assist with patient recruitment by directly contacting people on our Research Participant Database who may be eligible. We can also advertise for volunteers in our quarterly member magazine Sideview, on our website and through our social media channels.

You can find out more about how we can help by contacting the research team on

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We aim to work as closely with researchers as possible, and do what we can to help their work. We know how crucial research is in Beating Macular Disease.

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Beating macular disease through funding medical research and improving the lives of those living with macular disease.

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The latest developments in the search for better treatments and a cure for macular disease.

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The truth behind the headlines on sight loss, “cures” for blindness and research breakthroughs.