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NICE issues new clinical guidance for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued revised guidance on the diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), following a consultation exercise conducted during 2017. The guidance has been welcomed by the Macular Society, as it will allow the condition to be treated at an earlier stage.

You can read the full guidance documents on the NICE website. To read the Macular Society's response, click here.

The Macular Society has also produced a list of frequently asked questions about the new guidelines which you can read here.

Your Voice A Shared Vision - WCB's Regional Events

South East Wales Regional Forum

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, Newport. Dolman Theatre, Kingsway Shopping Centre, 8 Emlyn St, Newport NP20 1HY. 11am - 2pm

West Wales Regional Forum

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, Carmarthen Bowling Club, St Peter's St, Carmarthen SA31 1LN. 11am - 2pm

Public Health Wales will be attending the events to gather your views on how to ensure your communication needs are captured by your GP surgery.

The events are free to attend and include a buffet lunch. We can also offer reasonable bursaries towards transport costs.

If you are interested in attending, please contact WCB on 02920 473954 to register your attendance and to record any special access or dietary requirements.

Latest issue of Roundup focuses on eye condition-specific organisations

The latest edition of WCB's Roundup magazine is now available. In addition to the usual features, we have a report on the Wales Eyecare Conference, and an update on our Storm project for vi young adults.

The theme for this issue, in our Perspectif Supplement, is organisations which can help with particular eye conditions. We have a full listing of such organsations, and are very grateful to Alström Syndrome UK, Behçet’s Syndrome Society, Birdshot Uveitis Society, CHECT, the IGA, the Norrie Disease Foundation and the Macular Society for providing articles about their work for this feature.

You can read Roundup here, and the Storm supplement here. The Perspectif supplement is here. Click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of the screen to read all past editions.

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