BBC News: NHS pressures ‘put medical breakthroughs at risk’

8 January 2020
Source: BBC News

Future medical advances are at risk because NHS pressures are hampering the ability of staff to take part in vital research, leading academics say. The Academy of Medical Sciences said the number of doctors involved in research had fallen, while budgets had been frozen. It said despite shortages of staff on the front line, more priority still needed to be

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Macular Society, National Eye Health Week – Could our immune system be causing AMD?

28 September 2018
Source: Macular Society

Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, or enjoy the autumn flowers in the garden? Imagine seeing fuzzy images and blurred lines? This is what people living with Macular Degeneration, or AMD, deal with every day. In the UK, around 600,000 people are living with AMD and around 70,000 new cases are diagnosed every year: that’s nearly 200 every

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Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Thinner retinas are an early sign of cognitive decline

26 July 2018
Source: Moorfields

Researchers from Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL IoO) have found that thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline. This breakthrough study co-authored by Prof Paul Foster, Professor of Glaucoma Studies  at UCL IoO and Moorfields, and Mr Praveen Patel, consultant ophthalmic surgeon

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