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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Macular Society: Sight loss charity wins national award

27 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Sight loss charity, the Macular Society has won a prestigious national award. The charity, whose mission is to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support has been voted Charity of the Year in the Association of Optometrist’s annual AOP Awards. Tessa Barrett, Director of Services at the Macular Society, said:

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Macular Society: Are you a relative, partner, friend or carer of someone with a visual impairment?

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27 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Researchers at City, University of London are working on a research study to explore whether family and friends of visually impaired people are receiving the right support, advice or information from healthcare professionals or charities. If you are a relative, partner, friend or carer of someone with a visual impairment, they would like to hear from you. As a volunteer

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Macular Society receives £120,000 Lottery grant for Scotland

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17 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society is set to expand its services in Scotland after receiving a £120,000 grant from the National Lottery. The Society has been awarded the funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland to help it provide practical and emotional support to people with macular disease all over the country for the next three years.

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Sight loss training for BlindAid staff

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7 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Staff from BlindAid have undergone specialist training to enable them to teach people with partial sight how to use their remaining vision effectively. Sixteen colleagues from BlindAid took part in a two-day training session organised by leading sight loss charity the Macular Society. The course, delivered by the Society in partnership with low-vision specialist Optima, was designed to equip delegates

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Macular Society launches new Working Age and Young People’s Service

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6 December 2019
Source: Macular Society

Leading national sight loss charity the Macular Society has launched a dedicated new service for younger and working age people with macular disease. The Working Age and Young People’s Service has been set up to provide a comprehensive range of support, specially tailored to meet the needs of younger people with sight loss and their families. Through the new service,

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Lack of awareness and treatment delays put people with wet macular degeneration at risk of avoidable sight loss, new study finds

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31 October 2019
Source: Macular Society

Healthcare professionals and the general public still lack awareness of the most common form of sight loss in the UK, a new study has found. The study, published this week in BMJ Open Ophthalmology, highlighted delays in diagnosing people with macular disease due to both patients and professionals being unaware of the significance of the symptoms. It also showed that

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Macular Society receives £400,000 Lottery grant for Northern Ireland

17 October 2019
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society is set to significantly expand its services in Northern Ireland after receiving a £400,000 grant from the National Lottery. The Society has been awarded the funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland to help it support people with macular disease all over the country for the next five years. The grant

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Macular Society: Visually impaired sprinter announced as patron of national charity

26 September 2019
Source: The Macular Society

Parathlete Zac Shaw has pledged his support to national sight loss charity the Macular Society as he has been announced as the organisation’s new patron. Zac is supporting the charity to help raise awareness of macular disease – the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK and highlight the importance of funding research to find a cure. The 23-year-old

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Action Against AMD (AAAMD) partners with leading organisations and the UK Government to establish the Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health

13 September 2019
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AAAMD is a partner in INSIGHT – Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health. INSIGHT is one of the seven pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients. There is an increasing demand for ‘big data’ to enable innovation in health technologies and improve patient care. INSIGHT creates an NHS-academic-industry partnership to make anonymised

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