Latest Macular Disease Society Stories
People with macular degeneration are being taught to read using the undamaged parts of their eyes, says a vision specialist in Britain. Macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, causes central vision to be lost but peripheral vision to remain intact. A program developed by Britain's Macular Disease Society teaches people to regain basic skills they thought they had lost for good, said Tom Bremridge, a spokesman for the society. People with macular degeneration can be taught to fill...
Scientists have identified one of the genes implicated in age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in developed countries. The research, published online yesterday in the Lancet, adds to the growing understanding of the genetics of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which the researchers believe should ultimately lead to novel treatments for the disease. Almost two-thirds of people aged 80 years or older are affected by AMD to some degree, with more than one...
THOUSANDS of people all over the country will be able to receive sightsaving drugs thanks to a campaign spearheaded by three Warwickshire patients. The drug Lucentis will now be available on the NHS to anyone with 'wet' macular degeneration - an eye disease which sends sufferers blind. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) recommended doctors use the drug because it could cut the cost of treating a patient by more than pounds 8,000 over ten years. Campaigners...
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