Macular Society Eastbourne Support Group

New advances in management of AMD Monday 9th October 2017 – 2.30pm At the Old Parsonage, Old Town, Eastbourne (Below & behind Eastbourne Parish Church CLoce to Waitrose. Speaker Mr Shahram Kashini – New Treaments in Macular Degeneration. Everyone welcome! For any further information please ring Ellie Kashini on 07973 508567

Sightsavers key role

Sightsavers key role

OF ALL the senses, sight is the one people would hate to lose most. The impact going blind can have on someone’s day-to day life is almost immeasurable. For that reason, the work done on eyes at the DGH is one of the most demanding. Saving a patient’s vision may not save their life, but is does a lot to maintain their quality of life. One of the most common conditions dealt with at the DGH is age-related macular degeneration…

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Eye experts give talk on effects of diabetes

Eye experts give talk on effects of diabetes

The Macular Society in Eastbourne hosted a talk on the symptoms and risks associated with type 2 diabetes. Consultant ophthalmologist Shahram Kashani, who is a leading specialist in retina health, and Dr David Lipscombe, a diabetologist, delivered a talk on recent research and medical thinking on the subject. Local Macular Society group leaders, Graham and Ann Household said, “As a charitable society for people affected by any form of macular disease or macular degeneration it is important to keep up…

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Sight saving treatment at Dowling Ward

Sight saving treatment at Dowling Ward

Deteriorating eyesight is a problem for many as years roll on but Bexhill Hospital has a new specialist unit to cope with this ever-increasing problem. Age related Macular degeneration is now being treated at the Dowling ward which opened in January to deal with need in the area. Patients are initially assessed and treated at either Eastbourne District General or the Conquest Hospital then come to Bexhill for ongoing appointments. Some 700 patients were being treated for this condition across…

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