The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
This year, Macular Week 2017 will take place from 26 June to 2 July in order to help raise awareness of the link between smoking and sight loss.
Run by the Macular Society, the Week is all about increasing awareness of macular disease, as well as highlighting the importance of research funding, which could eventually help to find a cure for macular disease.
A recent survey by the Macular Society has revealed 53 per cent of people are not aware that smoking causes blindness.
The survey was unveiled in the lead up to Macular Week (26 June – 2 July), which raises awareness of one of the biggest causes of sight loss in the UK – age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Animal behaviour experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool which can be used to predict a young dog’s likelihood of successfully completing guide dog training.
Scientists hope new findings into genetic mutation leading to childhood blindness will help understanding of how genes contribute to the development of the eye.
Keith Valentine, Deputy CEO of Thomas Pocklington Trust and RNIB Trustee, has been appointed as the CEO of new organisation Vision UK.
With one week to go before the General Election on 8 June, we asked the main political parties to explain in just 60 seconds why blind and partially sighted people should vote for them.
Places are still available for this year’s Vision UK 2017: Shaping Futures event taking place on Thursday 15 June in London.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham are investigating whether simple eye drops could be used to treat patients for the condition diabetic retinopathy instead of uncomfortable monthly injections.
Hard work and courage celebrated in abundance at The Guide Dogs Annual Awards ceremony in London last week.
RNIB will be attending the festival to encourage music lovers to look after their eyesight, and raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests.