The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
RNIB, Local Sight Loss Societies and eye health professionals in the East Midlands are challenging a decision to remove low vision assessments.
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new clinical guidance to improve care for people with suspected late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Moorfields Eye Centre at Duke Elder ward, St George’s Hospital, is closed for improvement works from January 2018.
The report indicates that eye health is a growing issue in London and estimates the number of Londoners living with eye conditions is set to increase in the future.
A Newcastle University research team have been awarded £1m to advance understanding of retinal disease and help develop new treatments.
The eye research charity Fight for Sight have pooled resources with both Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust, and British Thyroid Foundation to fund two new research projects.
RNIB has launched a pilot project utilising the help of volunteers in hospital eye clinics across the north of England to support patients recently diagnosed with sight conditions.
At the end of last year, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, launched a major public consultation on plans to introduce a new opt-out system for organ donation.
In late November, Macular Society hosted a professionals' conference focused on the latest in macular treatments, patient experience of the eye clinic and sharing best practice. Hannah Adams, NB Online editor went along to the conference to find out about some of the work happening in the field.
Three leading sight loss charities, Fight for Sight, Blind Veterans UK and the Macular Society, have joined forces in the global fight against age-related macular degeneration (AMD).