More research is needed to stop macular disease in its tracks

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25 June 2019
Source: Macular Society

National sight loss charity the Macular Society says the only way to stop hundreds of thousands of people losing their sight is to fund much more research. The charity, which is this week marking its fifth annual awareness week, has highlighted the small amount of money going into macular research, despite the number of people affected by the condition. Macular

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Macular Society launches second training course for eye care professionals

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10 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has given a boost to eye care professionals wanting to learn more about macular disease by launching a brand-new free course to its online training package. ‘The emotional impact of a diagnosis of AMD’ is the second course it has made available through the web-based training programme. Alongside the first course, ‘An Introduction

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Macular Society takes silver at Charity Film Awards

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8 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

A short film produced by leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has received a silver award at this year’s Charity Film Awards. The film, Five Years Through the Eyes of a Mum, which highlights the impact of macular disease on a mother and her young son, was one of the finalists at this year’s awards, held at etc. venues

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Dispensing optician running first marathon to beat macular disease

3 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

A dispensing optician will be running his first ever marathon later this month to help find a cure for the biggest cause of blindness in the UK, after seeing the huge impact it can have on people’s lives. Dylan Russell, who is an assistant manager and dispensing optician at Boots Opticians in Edinburgh, will be taking part in the city’s

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Macular Society: Join our call for more ophthalmologists

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28 March 2019
Source: Macular Society

The Macular Society has launched a petition today to stop people from needlessly losing their sight. Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK and many people are suffering permanent and severe sight loss because of hospital delays due to staff shortages and an increase in demand. Day after day we hear

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Nearly 1.5m people in the UK affected by biggest cause of blindness

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11 October 2018

New figures have revealed that nearly 1.5m[i] people in the UK are affected by macular disease, the nation’s biggest cause of blindness. The statistics revealed by national sight loss charity, the Macular Society, have been released on World Sight Day to highlight the extent of what is now an urgent public health issue. Macular disease is a progressive disease, which

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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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Welsh Minister lends support to Macular Week at Cardiff volunteer event

3 July 2017
Source: Macular Society

Leading UK sight loss charity the Macular Society welcomed a special guest to its volunteer development day in Cardiff on Wednesday (28/6). Rebecca Evans, Welsh Government minister for social services and public health, visited the seminar, held at Cardiff Institute for the Blind in Womanby Street. The minister met staff and volunteers from the charity, who were gathering in the

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