Macular Society June Newsletter

Patients’ sight maintained five years after groundbreaking stem cell treatment
Patients who were the first to receive a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) derived from stem cells in 2015 have maintained improvements in their vision five years on. Read more

People going blind as they are ‘too scared’ to see a doctor or optician
Clinicians have warned that attendance rates have dropped dramatically for those needing urgent treatment for macular disease, as people are too scared to attend: Read more

‘Our macular group feels like a huge family’
At a time when many people are feeling more lonely and isolated than ever before, our volunteers are continuing to make a huge difference to the lives of those with macular disease: Read story

‘Having that familiar voice on the end of the phone does make a big difference’
Since late 2018, Joan Carr has been receiving a regular telephone call from a Macular Society telephone befriender. She talks about what a difference it has made: Read story

‘Being able to talk to people who understand is a lifeline’
The National Lottery is helping to give a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of people across the UK – including those with macular disease: Read story

New patient website – have your say
Macular Society members are being encouraged to review a new website by pharmaceutical company Novartis, which aims to empower people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and their caregivers: Visit the site

TV advert
Later this month we will be launching our first-ever TV advert to raise awareness of macular disease and the work that we do. The advert will launch on 17 June on a selection of channels. Look out for more details in the next enewsletter.

Join us and Beat Macular Disease
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