The importance of research into macular disease

Research into macular disease is underfunded in the UK. However, we see first-hand how important research can be for those with macular conditions. Every day we hear of the hope and faith our members have in the research we fund, and in all the research that goes on in the field.

We know that only through funding and supporting research into macular disease will we be able to find a cure for all those diagnosed.

How we help macular researchers

Bridgeen Callan research group

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Every year the Macular Society funds vital research into macular disease. You can find out more about the research grants and PhDs that we fund, and how to apply.

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You can find more information about the research we fund, the application process, and guidance on how to apply. Here you can also find the Research Strategy.

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Patients have a very important part to play in research. The Macular Society is able to support researchers by finding suitable and willing patients who can offer researchers the benefit of their experience of living with macular disease.

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The Macular Society is able to assist with patient recruitment by directly contacting people on our Research Participant Database who may be eligible. We can also advertise for volunteers in our quarterly member magazine Sideview, on our website and through our social media channels.

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These policies aim to ensure the best quality research is funded, and to support the research and patient communities, to drive forward positive change.