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Ophthalmologist to reveal more about new drug for two types of macular disease image

Ophthalmologist to reveal more about new drug for two types of macular disease

Posted: 3 August 2022 at 14:13

An ophthalmologist who has worked on the clinical trials for the latest drug approved to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO) will reveal more about the treatment and how you can access it.

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"It could be life-changing for so many people"

Posted: 3 August 2022 at 13:44

A 75-year-old man involved in a clinical trial for a new implant for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) says it would be ‘magic’ if the trial is successful.

New treatment option approved for patients with diabetic macular oedema image

New treatment option approved for patients with diabetic macular oedema

Posted: 28 July 2022 at 09:00

Patients living with diabetes-related sight loss could be treated with a new drug, following a recommendation from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Cheaper drugs for wet AMD becoming available on the NHS

Posted: 19 July 2022 at 13:44

New forms of anti-VEGF drugs will soon be available to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) thanks to the production of biosimilars.

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Could zebrafish speed up macular research?

Posted: 30 June 2022 at 13:13

Scientists at the University of Sussex are looking into whether cells from the zebrafish eye can be manipulated to create a macula, which could be used in future research.

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Gene editing to treat inherited macular disease

Posted: 5 July 2022 at 08:52

A research team is making strides in using gene-editing techniques to treat a rare, inherited form of macular disease.