Macular Society film shortlisted for national award

18 March 2019
Source: Macular Society

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
Source: ABDO

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

Macular Society logo

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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Last chance to book place at Macular Society Professional Conference

2 October 2018
Source: Macular Society

It’s the last chance for people to book your place at the Macular Society’s third Professional Conference in October. Just a small number of tickets remain for the event, ‘Excellence in Patient Support’, which takes place on Tuesday 16 October at Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham. The conference is open to all staff working in the eye care sector. It

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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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Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society, Scottish War Blinded and Fight for Sight team up to fight for sight and tackle a leading cause of blindness

27 September 2018
Source: Action Against AMD

Fight for Sight is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Working with Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded, the charities have launched a new collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The

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Sight Matters: Don’t lose sight of what matters most

26 September 2018
Source: Sight Matters

Get your FREE Sight Matters kit and protect your sight today  One in three people know someone with macular disease. It is the biggest cause of blindness in the UK and affects people of all ages. While there is currently no cure for macular disease, there are things you can do to look after your eyes. Order your free Sight

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Macular Society to hold Professional Conference in October

25 July 2018
Source: Macular Society

The Macular Society will hold its third Professional Conference in October. Tickets are  now available for the event, ‘Excellence in Patient Support’, which takes place on Tuesday 16 October at Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham. The conference is open to all staff working in the eye care sector. It will focus on the latest in macular treatments, NICE guidelines, the

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Macular Society annual conference tickets now on sale

10 July 2018
Source: Macular Society

New treatments and research into macular disease will be taking centre stage this September at the Macular Society’s annual London Conference. Tickets are now available for the event, which is sponsored by Optelec and takes place on Saturday 22 September at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in Prescot Street, Central London. The conference will give people with macular disease the

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