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

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Volunteers needed to test home monitoring app

Posted: Thursday 7 September 2023

Digital health company, OKKO Health, is calling for more volunteers to help test a new app which could revolutionise eye care for people living with macular disease.

Is blue light damaging and are filters worth it?

Posted: Friday 1 September 2023

We often get asked whether blue light is dangerous to the macula and whether blue light filtering glasses are worth getting. Recent research has shown that blue light filters often do not live up to the claims they make.

Second drug for dry AMD becomes available in the US

Posted: Tuesday 8 August 2023

Another new drug to treat late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been approved for use in the US.

Macular Society supports Edge Hill University's groundbreaking AMD research

Posted: Friday 7 July 2023

Macular Society Trustees have visited Edge Hill University’s labs to talk to its world-leading researchers on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Breakthrough AI technology could boost diagnosis and treatment of macular disease

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

A groundbreaking project harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise both the diagnosis and treatment of macular disease, according to researcher professor Adam Dubis.

Stargardt pill could slow progression of disease

Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2023

A new drug to treat Stargardt disease has helped to slow down the progression of the condition in some patients, according to the latest results of a phase two clinical trial.