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When and why are lasers used to treat patients with retinal conditions?

Dr Liam Sullivan discusses lasers as treatment for patients with retinal conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.

How do degenerative eye conditions affect patient’s mental health?

Dr. Hari Jayaram from Moorfields shares ground-breaking research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on patients with degenerative eye conditions.

Overcoming barriers to employment

Zsuzsi Szabo from Support4Sight in Essex and Gary Hawkins from Cadent Gas join us to discuss the barriers to employment for people with macular disease

Understanding Charles Bonnet syndrome

Dr Jasleen K. Jolly, from the Vision and Eye Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, joins us to discuss her latest research on Charles Bonnet syndrome.

An insight into the Macular Society research team

Research manager Geraldine Hoad and research officer Sarah Clinton join us to give an overview of the Macular Society's research team.

A Q&A with eye care professionals

Ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria and optometrist Yuan Gao host a Q&A session, answering your most frequently asked questions.

Latest advances in genomics for inherited retinal disease

Researcher and scientist Gavin Arno, discusses developments in genomics and why it's so important to our understanding of inherited retinal disease.

Maintaining independence with macular disease

Patients with different types of macular disease talk in detail about the impact their condition has on their lives

New laser treatment for diabetic macular oedema (DMO)

Professor Noemi Lois, from Queen's University Belfast, looks at the results of a recent trial that has had positive results for DMO patients.

First-ever treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration

Consultant ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon Ian Pearce, discusses the first-ever treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration, Syfovre.

BrightPage: a tool to help you read with macular disease

Howard Moshtael joins us to discuss BrightPage, a tool that has been designed to help those with macular degeneration to read.

Introduction of Biosimilars on the NHS

Professor of Ophthalmology Richard Gale from the Hull University York Medical School, joins us to discuss the introduction of biosimilars on the NHS.

How effective are techniques to manage visual hallucinations?

Professor Robin Walker discusses his team's study on the effectiveness of recommended techniques to manage visual hallucinations caused by sight loss.


Can zebrafish speed up the progress of macular research?

Dr Takeshi Yoshimatsu shares his research findings on zebrafish and how their eyes develop, comparing to what we already know about our own macula.

An overview of macular disease

Professor Tunde Peto from Queen’s University Belfast joins this webinar to give a general overview of macular disease and participate in a Q&A session.

Improving NHS eye care services: results from the UK's first AMD audit

Leading Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) specialist, Martin McKibbin, joins us to share the results of the first UK AMD audit.

Cost of Living - support for people living with sight loss

Our Working Age and Young People's Service Manger, Colin Daniels discusses benefit entitlements, cost of living contingencies and grants for equipment.

How artificial intelligence could transform eye care

Dr Wen Hwa Lee, CEO and chief scientist at Action Against AMD, discusses how artificial intelligence could transform eye care.

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X Linked Retinoschisis

Professor Andrew Lotery from the University of Southampton presents on the rare macular condition X linked retinoschisis. Professor Lotery provides an update on research into X linked retinoschisis and what this could mean for other rare types of macular disease.


Patient perspectives on new treatments for dry AMD

Consultant ophthalmologist Christiana Dinah and professor David Crabb, from City, University of London, discuss their latest research exploring how patients with dry AMD really feel about the possibility of regular eye injections.

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AbilityNet: A digital world accessible to all

Alex Barker, Advice and Information Officer at AbilityNet, talks more about his role and the support available for people with any disability, of any age, to improve accessibility and enable them to use all kinds of digital technology.

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Could plants help treat macular disease?

Professor Tim Corson from Indiana University School of Medicine discusses how the healing compounds found in plants could help treat macular disease.

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Diabetes and your eyes: treatments and research

Consultant ophthalmologist Samantha Mann, from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, discusses the latest developments in treatments and research in diabetic eye disease.

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Cataract surgery and macular degeneration

Can you have cataract surgery when you have macular degeneration? Consultant ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon professor Gary Misson explores the topic in more detail, answering frequently asked questions.


Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) and registering as sight impaired

An eye clinic liaison officer (ECLO) and rehabilitation Officer discuss their roles and how they can support people with sight loss.

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Faricimab - a new treatment for wet AMD and DMO

Consultant ophthalmologist and vitreo retinal surgeon, Ian Pearce, reveals more about the latest drug faricimab (Vabysmo) for wet AMD and DMO.

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Daily light cycles and diabetic retinopathy

Dr Eleni Beli from Queen's University Belfast looks into how diabetes affects the circadian clock and its impact on people with diabetic retinopathy.

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How to make the most of your remaining vision

Skills for Seeing expert Hannah Keegan discusses the best techniques to make the most of your remaining vision, sharing top tips to help people with sight loss retain their independence.


Skills for Seeing

Skills for Seeing experts Hannah Keegan and Natalie Bale are joined by volunteer Ed Bebbinton to discuss eccentric viewing and how to make the most of your remaining vision.

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Macular holes and other surgically treated macular conditions

Consultant ophthalmic and retinal surgeon Tim Jackson talks in more detail about macular holes and other surgically treated macular conditions, epiretinal membrane and vitreomacular traction.

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Switching off genes that cause inherited macular disease

Dr Amanda Carr is working on a Macular Society-funded project to switch off a faulty gene in Best disease, which causes the progression of the disease.

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Chatbot offering timely advice to the visually impaired

Professor Chris Dickinson discusses her research looking at using a digital computer-based 'personal assistant' to provide patients with timely advice and support following a diagnosis.


Inherited macular disease - should I know my gene?

Professor Andrew Webster and genetic counsellor Hannah Knight talk about understanding a genetic diagnosis.

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Potential treatment to stop dry AMD turning to wet AMD

Dr James Whiteford reveals more about the progress being made on an exciting new treatment.

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Gene editing for Stargardt

PhD student Elena Piotter reveals more about how a gene editing technique called CRISPR could help to treat Stargardt disease.

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Revolutionary bionic chip for dry AMD

Consultant ophthalmologist Mahi Muqit discusses the latest technology hoping to restore vision in patients with dry AMD.

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Emotional support for macular disease

A patient who has benefitted from the Society's emotional support talks more about how it has helped.

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Living with macular disease

Three people living macular disease share their experiences of their diagnosis and discuss how they have learned to live with sight loss.

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What role does our immune response play in AMD?

Professor Andrew Dick discusses his latest research looking at the link between our immune response and AMD.

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Stargardt disease

Professor Andrew Lotery talks about the latest research into Stargardt disease and ongoing clinical trials worldwide.

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Understanding the ageing eye

Professor Luminita Paraoan's vital molecular research has been looking deep inside the eye to see what happens as macular disease develops.

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What benefits are you entitled to?

Colin Daniels explains the ins and outs of the benefit system, your entitlements and how to make a claim.


All you need to know about injections

Advanced clinical practitioner and lead nurse at Moorfields, Gavin Kissoondeeal, talks about intravitreal injections, how they work, why they go into the eye why they need to be injected in the eye.

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Low vision

Dr Michael Crossland and Dr Keziah Latham discuss the latest in low vision research and developments in wearable technology.

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Sight and Sound Technology

Assistive technology provider Sight and Sound demonstrate the latest equipment, which can make daily life easier for people with macular disease.


New guidance for eye clinics

Sobha Sivaprasad discusses new guidance for eye clinics and what it will mean for patients with macular disease.

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Early onset AMD

Dr Rachel Taylor from the University of Manchester joined us to discuss a project investigating why early onset AMD occurs.


Wellbeing and macular disease

Suzanne Roberts from our counselling team shares her tips for managing your wellbeing when living with macular disease.


Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC)

Consultant ophthalmologist Alastair Denniston, along with his colleagues, discuss PIC in more detail, including new treatments.

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Genetics and the biology of AMD

World-leading age-related macular degeneration (AMD) expert, Gregory Hageman, shares his findings from 30 years of research on genetics and the biology of AMD.


Myopic macular degeneration

Professor Pete Coffey discusses myopic macular degeneration, what causes it and what is being done to find a cure.


Beovu - a new treatment for wet AMD

A new treatment for wet AMD was approved for use on the NHS earlier this year. What is the new drug and how can you access it?

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AMD and pollution - should you be worried?

Is there a link between exposure to pollution and the increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? We look at the science.


How can eye clinics improve AMD services?

Leading AMD specialist, Martin McKibbin, talks about a new initiative to improve hospital eye care services.


Research into Best disease

Dr Amanda Carr updates on her project to switch off a faulty gene in Best disease.


The Role of Genetics and AMD

Alasdair Warwick discussed the role genetics plays in AMD.


Participating in Clinical Research

Christiana Dinah discusses the latest in research and the importance of participating in medical research.


Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Leading expert on visual hallucinations talks about the latest advice and developments in treatment for Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

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Dry AMD and the potential for treatments

Clare Bailey from Bristol Eye Hospital discusses the potential treatments on the horizon for dry AMD.

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Eye clinics during and after coronavirus

Consultant ophthalmologist Robin Hamilton looks at how the coronavirus has changed the future of eye care services.


Myopic macular degeneration in children

Professor Jeremy Guggenheim gives a presentation on Myopia and Myopic Maculopathy.

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What is a Certificate of Visual Impairment and how can it help me?

Macular specialist, Declan Flanagan, who is the director of the CVI programme nationally talks about the history of the CVI, as well as how it started and why.

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Eat for your eyes

Dr Hannah Barlett from Aston University discusses the latest in nutrition and AMD.


MyEyeSite Project Webinar

Join Andrew Webster (UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital), Nick Nettleton (Loft Digital), and Rosie Gilbert (Moorfields Eye Hospital) talking about the MyEyeSite Project.