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Rare Disease Day 2023: Gene-editing for Stargardt disease a ‘step in the right direction’

Posted: Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 00:00

A PHD student believes that new gene therapy technologies could at some point pave the way for a treatment or a cure.


First-ever AMD audit highlights importance of regular injections

Posted: Monday 27 February 2023 at 00:00

The UK’s first-ever audit of hospital eye care services for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has confirmed regular injections help stabilise vision in most patients and early diagnosis and treatment are vital.

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First drug to treat dry AMD approved for use in US

Posted: Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 00:00

The first ever drug to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been approved for use in the US.

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How could your data play a part in the future of eye care?

Posted: Thursday 2 February 2023 at 00:00

Dr Wen Hwa Lee, chief executive officer and chief scientist of charity Action Against AMD (AAAMD), has shared more about how your data could play a part in the future of eye care.

How could artificial intelligence transform eye care?

Posted: Wednesday 11 January 2023 at 00:00

Chief executive of Action Against Age-related Macular Degeneration Dr Wen Hwa Lee, will be joining our first webinar of the year to discuss the advances being made in AI and its potential in ophthalmology and research.


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.