Simplyhealth supports counselling service for people devastated by sight loss

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6 February 2020
Source: Macular Society

Simplyhealth has once again provided vital funding towards the Macular Society’s counselling service for the next two years, to help people with macular disease access the emotional support which can help them come to terms with their diagnosis. Simplyhealth has donated £60,000 to the Macular Society so the charity can continue to provide its free telephone counselling service, which more

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CCEHC Statement

11 October 2018

The High Court decision on 21st September 2018 widens the choice available for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for clinicians, and for patients. This will have a significant impact on organisations involved in the commissioning and service delivery of these interventions.

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Macular Society: The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained enough vision to be able to read.

20 March 2018
Source: Macular Society

The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained enough vision to be able to read. The study is a major milestone for the London Project to Cure Blindness, which was funded by the Macular Society in 2008. AMD is the most common cause of sight loss

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NICE guideline on age-related macular degeneration published

23 January 2018
Source: NICE

23/01/18 This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that they received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping them to develop and refine the guideline. They have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the

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NICE: Draft guideline on Macular degeneration

13 July 2017
Source: NICE

This draft guideline and its supporting evidence are now out for consultation. VISION 2020 UK is looking to submit comments on the draft guideline; it is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to our members please do send any comments to m.broom@VISION2020UK.org.uk. The consultation page has all the information and documents.  We would very much appreciate

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Macular Society Awards for Excellence

27 March 2017
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Nominations for the Macular Society annual Awards for Excellence are now open. This year, along with their usual categories, they are introducing a new category – Chairman’s Award for Fundraising. This will celebrate anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to fundraising.  This will add to their existing categories of optometrist or optician of the year, best clinical service of

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Macular Society’s call for more funding of research into macular degeneration secures leading expert endorsement

28 June 2016
Source: Macular Society

Charity’s landmark report exposing lack of investment in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is supported by more than 60 of the UK’s foremost sight researchers, ophthalmologists and institutions Situation described as ‘urgent’  It is a disease with devastating and far-reaching consequences for both patients and their families, and the number of diagnoses is on the rise. But age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Macular Society: Research trials – participant sign up

6 April 2016
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There are many clinical trials and research studies looking at new treatments and ultimately   trying to find a cure for macular disease. The Macular Society are often approached to help find people to participate in clinical trials and research studies. Involvement can range from providing feedback on new developments, to undergoing treatment as part of a trial. The Macular

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Fight for Sight: Global Scan of Research into Macular Disease

5 January 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Impact of AMD Research Prioritisation Starting to Show In 2013 the UK vision sector got together to find out what those of you affected by eye disease viewed as the top priorities for eye research. Fight for Sight, the UK’s eye research charity has been working hard to track how closely these patient, relative and carer priorities match the research

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