A 70-year-old Worcestershire woman, who also has an incurable eye disease, is cycling more than 4,500 miles to raise money to beat the UK’s biggest cause of blindness. Julia Mills is covering the 4,549 equivalent miles between London and Havana, Cuba on her static exercise bike in support of the Macular Society’s Step around the … Continued

Sight loss sufferer takes on globe-trotting challenge to beat incurable disease

A Second World War RAF flying veteran is giving a series of talks about his wartime experiences to members and volunteers of leading sight loss charity the Macular Society. Harry Garthwaite, who celebrated his 100th birthday last year, clocked up almost 2,500 flying hours, flew 23 different aircraft types including the Hurricane, the Spitfire and … Continued

Leading sight loss charity welcomes WW2 pilot as guest speaker

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has announced a partnership with Vision Express this month, which will see the opticians donate £3 from every eye test in September to the charity. In support of National Eye Health Week, Vision Express will be raising vital funds towards research to help find a cure and to … Continued

Sight loss charity partners with high street opticians

A new report has revealed a high level of anxiety in patients undergoing treatment for the nation’s biggest cause of blindness. More than half of the respondents to a survey, conducted by national sight loss charity the Macular Society, said they experienced ongoing anxiety about their treatment for ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – regardless … Continued

Significant burden of treatment for patients with AMD

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