New molecular ‘scaffolding’ could repair nerve damage in glaucoma

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16 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is funding scientists at the University of Cambridge to research how a new ‘molecular scaffolding’ could help restore vital nerve connections between the eye and the brain, potentially recovering the sight loss caused by glaucoma and other conditions, and even paving the way for future eye transplants. Professor Keith Martin, Professor James Fawcett and team will be

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No one should face sight loss alone

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15 July 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

I’m losing my sight; at the age of 8, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa so have very little vision and will eventually lose it completely. My mum and I felt totally isolated and very scared as we didn’t know how to access support, despite seeing countless eyecare professionals; signposting and referrals to support services would have made our journey

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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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Stagecoach North bus drivers learn what it’s like to be a passenger with sight loss

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6 March 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Stagecoach North Scotland employees will take part in a training session today [Wednesday, 6 March 2019] as part of the bus operator’s pledge to make its services more accessible to blind and partially sighted people. The company which operates throughout Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Moray and the Highlands will hold a ‘swap-with-me’ event which will give its drivers a better idea of

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day – Raising UK Awareness

Esme's Umbrella logo

14 November 2018
Source: Vision Direct

The world’s first Charles Bonnet Syndrome Patient Day will be hosted on 16th November 2018 at Moorfields’ Hospital. We’ve invited Judith Potts, the founder of Charles Bonnet Syndrome campaign Esme’s Umbrella, to talk about what Charles Bonnet Syndrome is, as well as how it directly affected her life. What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome? Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition

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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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Housing LIN and Thomas Pocklington Trust: Sight Loss, Home and the Built Environment

27 April 2018
Source: Housing LIN and Thomas Pocklington Trust

        It is estimated that one in five people aged 75 and over and one in two aged 90 and over are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. These pages provide guidance resources, reports and individual stories that explore the issues facing people with sight loss in their daily lives

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Vision UK response to the NICE Consultation: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

12 February 2018
Source: Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

Vision UK response to the NICE Consultation: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers attached below:  

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Eye health and sight loss; statistics and information for developing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

18 January 2018
Source: Eye Sector

Version 4: January 2015 Introduction The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase over the coming decade. It is therefore important that when planning for local support and preventative services that the needs of people with sight loss and those at risk of losing their sight are understood. The eye care and sight loss sector have

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