The Macular Society is the leading UK charity for people with all forms of macular disease. We aim to reach out to every person affected by these conditions and through our biomedical research programme we aim to find new treatments and one day, a cure. Our services include high quality patient information, a UK-wide network of peer-support groups, a helpline, befriending, genetic information and counselling services. We encourage our 7,000 professional members to signpost or refer into these free services. Professional members also receive our quarterly magazine Sideview, annual research review Digest and a quarterly eNewsletter.
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.