Patients have a very important part to play in medical research. Over a million people take part in studies and trials in the UK each year. Without them we would not have the treatments we have today and new and improved treatments would not be possible.

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Information on clinical trials and how to volunteer to take part in research on new treatments for macular disease.

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Sign up for the Macular Society's research database to participate in studies by providing feedback on new developments, or undergoing treatment as part of a clinical trial. Our research participant database is for anyone based in the UK with macular disease, as well as healthy friends, family or volunteers.

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We are regularly asked to advertise opportunities for people to take part in research on what it is like to be living with macular disease and the impact it can have on friends and family. This can involve anything from completing short surveys to taking part in focus groups or interviews.

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The Macular Society is working alongside Action Against Age-related Macular Degeneration (AAAMD) to use ophthalmology data to speed up research for new medicines and treatments, including macular disease. Get involved in Foresight and help make a difference for those with macular degeneration.