More research is needed to stop macular disease in its tracks

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25 June 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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: “The counsellor helped me to contain the feelings of fear, anxiety, despair and helplessness I was experiencing”

24 April 2019
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“It is normal to experience powerful feelings after diagnosis and subsequent losses and changes. These deserve time, attention and thinking about. When we give our feelings space and time, the intensity lessens and we can get on with the business of living with macular disease.” Norma contacted the Macular Society’s Counselling Service after feeling a profound sense of loss when

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Macular Society: Join our call for more ophthalmologists

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28 March 2019
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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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Macular Society film shortlisted for national award

18 March 2019
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A film highlighting the impact of the biggest cause of blindness on a mum and her young son has been shortlisted for a national film award. ‘5 Years Through the Eyes of a Mum’, which was produced by national charity the Macular Society, has been announced as a finalist in the Charity Film Awards. The short film is one of

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ABDO: Macular Society: Nearly 1.5m people in the UK affected by biggest cause of blindness

9 November 2018
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New figures have revealed that nearly 1.5m 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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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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Funding boost for Macular Society in Northern Ireland

3 October 2018
Source: Macular Society in Northern Ireland

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has been boosted by a grant from Big Lottery  Fund, which will support its work across Northern Ireland for the next 12 months. The charity has been awarded £50,000 of continuation funding from Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland’s ‘Reaching Out – Connecting Older People’ programme to help it deliver vital services to people

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