Macular Society November Newsletter

November Update

Welcome to your November e-newsletter. A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged their MP to attend the Westminster Eye Health Day which marked World Sight Day last month. You made it a great success! Read on to find out more about the fantastic number of parliamentarians who came along to talk to us about the future of eye health and the next steps we will take to ensure vital improvements in eye care.

Extraordinary’ turnout at parliamentary event on eye health

A parliamentary event has helped push eye health up the political agenda, and educated MPs and peers about the need to improve eye care services. Thank you!

‘I hope and pray a cure will come in time for all of us living with macular disease’

When Margaret was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) she was frightened for her future. But the last year has given her new hope for what can be achieved for people living with macular disease. As the ‘star’ of our appeal to help fund more research, Margaret shares her story and hopes for the future.

Understanding the ageing eye to help Beat Macular Disease

What happens to our eyes as we age? And why does macular degeneration occur? Professor Luminita Paraoan will join us at our Virtual Clinic this month – find out how her research has brought us closer to answering these questions and what this means for patients.

Parenting and macular disease

Are you the parent or grandparent of a child with macular disease? If you are, we’re inviting you to a one-off webinar to learn more about the support available.

‘I can’t go out and run a half marathon but I can sit on the phone and talk to people’

This National Befriending Week, Barbara shares her experiences of providing vital support to others living with macular disease.

High street opticians raises funds for two vital causes

Colleagues at Vision Express stores across the UK are raising vital funds for the Macular Society and the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).

New online tool estimates your risk of developing macular disease

A brand new online tool has been launched to enable anyone to estimate their risk of developing macular disease. Please share this with as many friends and family members as you can to help Beat Macular Disease.