Macular Society Newsletter

Welcome to your September e-newsletter. It is hard to believe it is September already and the summer, despite being a rather grey one, has almost finished. Weather aside, we hope you’ve been able to enjoy a break, or catch up on missed time with friends and loved ones.

September is always a busy month at the Macular Society and this year is no exception, as we prepare for our annual conference. The event is taking place virtually and we’d love for you to be a part of it. You’ll be able to hear from some truly fantastic speakers, with talks from some of the top consultants and researchers beating macular disease. It is thanks to your support we can put on events like this and thanks to you we will reach more people than ever before. We hope to see you there.

Macular Disease Conference: Hope for the Future

Join our free online conference on Saturday 11 September for an in-depth look at what causes macular disease, how it might be treated in the future, and how to live well with it today.

Register to the Macular Disease Conference 2021 now

“Without the support group I would have become very depressed”

Thanks to a recent £300,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund in Wales we will be able to continue to provide vital support to over 2,500 people losing their sight.

Read more about the National Lottery grant

New support available for patients with diabetes-related sight loss
People with diabetes-related sight loss will be able to share experiences of living with their condition, as well as hear about the latest in treatments and research, at a new support group launching this month.

Find out more about the new DMO group


“I’m determined to live as healthily as I can, to preserve some sight”

Earlier this year, at a routine sight test, Scott Hamilton was given the devastating news that he had early onset macular degeneration. He is now doing what he can to keep his eyes healthy and will be running his first half marathon later this month. Read Scott's story

Low vision specialists share expertise and advice

Two experts in low vision will join our Virtual Clinic on 21 September to update on the latest in their research and developments in wearable technology.Register for the webinar

Exploring inclusivity and seeking employment with a visual impairmentA leader in accessibility and inclusion in the workplace for people living with a disability will join us for a one-off event this month to discuss progress being made and how to seek employment as a visually impaired person.

Read Sumaira's story