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What would it really take to end macular disease? Professor Andrew Dick reveals all image

What would it really take to end macular disease? Professor Andrew Dick reveals all

Posted: 29 October 2021 at 16:21

For more than 30 years, Professor Andrew Dick has been investigating what happens when the immune system goes wrong – and since 2012, his lab has been focused on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We asked him what excites him about his work.

New research projects to stop early AMD and treat macular dystrophies image

New research projects to stop early AMD and treat macular dystrophies

Posted: 30 September 2021 at 13:51

Everything we learn about macular disease brings us closer to beating it for good. And thanks to Macular Society members, seven new research projects will start this year – each one bringing a cure closer, or making life better today.

Breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) helps detect dry AMD image

Breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) helps detect dry AMD

Posted: 9 September 2021 at 07:26

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital have developed the first-ever fully automated algorithm, which can detect dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using common eye scans.

Ophthalmology experts unite to discuss possible treatments for dry AMD image

Ophthalmology experts unite to discuss possible treatments for dry AMD

Posted: 5 August 2021 at 16:27

A global summit will be held in October, bringing together ophthalmology experts from across the world, to share the latest in treatments and research for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Researchers to discuss early onset AMD and why it occurs image

Researchers to discuss early onset AMD and why it occurs

Posted: 9 July 2021 at 10:43

Researchers working on a project to develop a test to identify the genetic causes of early onset age-related macular degeneration (EOMD) will join us at our next condition-specific Virtual Clinic this month.

Lack of information and support for sight loss due to diabetes image

Lack of information and support for sight loss due to diabetes

Posted: 30 June 2021 at 10:00

Patients with diabetes-related sight loss are being left anxious and uncertain about their future as they are given very little information about their condition, or the support available.