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News of research into hemianopia, dry AMD and glaucoma

Fight for Sight and the Macular Society have news of recent research developments.

Fight for Sight and the Stroke Association are funding research by Liverpool University into a new way of treating Hemianopia – the loss of vision or blindness in half the visual field that occurs suddenly in 30% of stroke survivors. Find out more here.

The Macular Society reports that there has been a breakthrough in artificial intelligence which can help to detect dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), allowing faster diagnosis. Details are on the Macular Society website.

Research carried out by City University of London and funded by Glaucoma UK suggests glaucoma eye tests can be performed accurately at home by patients themselves, potentially reducing the load on hospital eye clinics. Click here to read more.

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