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

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New research funding for diabetic eye disease

Posted: Thursday 1 December 2022 at 00:00

Leading eye charities, including the Macular Society, have partnered with Diabetes UK to fund more research into diabetic eye disease and prevent unnecessary sight loss.


Dry AMD patients respond to injection breakthrough studies

Posted: Friday 25 November 2022 at 00:00

Initial findings have shown the majority of people with late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) would welcome eye injections as a way of slowing down its progress.

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Statins and diabetes drugs found to reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration

Posted: Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 00:00

Drugs to control diabetes and lower cholesterol may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.

New partnership to accelerate research into macular disease

Posted: Monday 7 November 2022 at 00:00

Clinical research organisation Ora Inc has partnered with the Macular Society, to accelerate the advancement of new treatments for macular disease and help more patients take part in clinical trials.

New research investigates immune system's role in AMD

Posted: Monday 31 October 2022 at 00:00

New research is looking into a specific part of the immune system, called the ‘complement system’, which, when damaged, can lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Experts unite to find a cure for dry AMD

Posted: Friday 21 October 2022 at 00:00

Global experts in macular disease will meet in the US this month to speed up the progress being made to find a cure for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).