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The Bradford Macular Society

I am looking forward to meeting the Bradford Macular Society tomorrow at the Morley Street Resource Centre, Morley Street, Bradford. The meeting tomorrow starts at 2pm. I shall be giving a talk about macular degeneration with information that may help those that suffer with the condition

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Join the Harrogate and Ripon Macular Support Group tomorrow

I will be talking at the Harrogate and Ripon Macular Support Group  at Harrogate Baptist Church, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate  tomorrow (Thursday 5th February 2015) at 1.30 pm

The talk which is on Macular Degeneration, will be useful not only to those who have the disease but also for those who are carers of people who have the disease.

I will reveal what the macula is, how to look after it, what macular degeneration is, treatments including some of the trial treatments taking place, aspects of the condition that people may be afraid to talk about and how to cope with them, the support and help that is available.

I cover tints, Low Vision Aids and practical help to allow people to see better or how to manage better around the home or when out and about.

I also mention other eye conditions that need looking out for in order to make the most of the remaining vision!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Google Axes Glass!

Google has stopped all sales of its landmark wearable technology – Glass. This was a head mounted computer that was not mass produced. The device was well received but also gained criticism around privacy issues. Glass was banned in a number of public places and safety issues were also raised around people using the device whilst driving. Google will be launching a consumer version of the device for the mass market.

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New study into Thyroid Eye Disease

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have been given money to study thyroid eye disease, they will study whether a new tool for 3D facial imaging can help improve management of the condition in which the inflammation of the fat and muscle at the back of the eye sometimes compresses the optic nerve causing sight loss and sometimes double vision, the swelling also pushes the eye forward, causing facial disfigurement and irritated eyes.