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You can also sign up for free to our professional members’ network – you will have access to our quarterly magazine, Sideview, and receive dedicated e-newsletters with updates on our world class research projects and support services.
Eye care professionals can refer patients to our specialist support services, including our dedicated advice and information helpline, practical training for patients with macular disease, peer-support groups and counselling.
We welcome new eye care professionals to join our professional members’ network – with you, we can bring information and support directly to your patients to help them manage macular disease. Sign up today for free.
Continuing education and training
An introduction to AMD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. In the UK more than 600,000 people are affected by AMD. In this 1 hour CET/CPD course for eye care practitioners we review the anatomy and pathophysiology of AMD and review the help and services available to people with vision loss through low vision aids and technology.
The emotional impact of a diagnosis of AMD
A diagnosis of AMD can be devastating for patients. It is vital that eye care practitioners are aware of the emotional impact a diagnosis of AMD can have and how they can help patients come to terms with it. In this 1 hour CET/CPD course we review the importance of careful communication, the impact of a diagnosis on mental health, and information and advice that should be provided to people with AMD.