Macular Society July Newsletter

Welcome to your July e-newsletter. Firstly, a big, big thank you to everyone who supported us in Macular Week. Every year we are overwhelmed by how many of you show your support, in so many different ways. It is so inspiring seeing you get involved and help spread the word about macular disease, helping others understand the impact it has on your lives.

Secondly, we’re excited to announce that registration is now open for this year’s free annual conference. The virtual event, Hope for the Future, will bring together top scientists in the field of ophthalmology. During the day you’ll be able to hear them share the exciting progress being made in treatments and research, for all types of macular disease.

“You don’t know what it’s like until it happens to you”

Nic was told the devastating news she had macular disease at the age of 28. In Macular Week, she shared her story and how she has coped with her diagnosis.

Read Nic's story

Join us at the Macular Disease Conference 2021: Hope for the Future

Join us online for our free virtual conference on Saturday 11 September to hear the latest in treatments and cutting-edge research. Discover the information, expert advice and support you need to live your best life with a macular condition. Registration is now open. Register for the event

Waiting times reduced for AMD patients facing six-month treatment delays

Patients in Northern Ireland are no longer having to wait up to six months to receive treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), thanks to our Advice and Information Service. Read more about AMD treatment waiting times

Lack of information and support for sight loss due to diabetes

A new survey has revealed patients with diabetes-related sight loss are being left anxious and uncertain about their future, as they are given very little information about their condition. Read more on the latest DMO survey

Macular disease and managing your wellbeing

As more restrictions lift across the UK many of us are feeling anxious about a return to normality. Suzanne, a Macular Society counsellor, shares her top tips on how you can manage your mental wellbeing in this month’s Virtual Clinic webinar. Register for the wellbeing webinar

Do you want to maximise your time with your eye care specialist?

Visiting the eye clinic can be an overwhelming experience and you can often forget to ask the right questions. See What’s Next, a disease awareness campaign launched by Novartis, with the support of the Macular Society, can provide you with the tools you need to make the most of your appointments, by filling out a short questionnaire. Fill out the short questionaire