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Apr 15, 2019

Peter Simcock gave a talk to the Exeter Macular society in March 2019 on current research and treatment of macular degeneration.  To listen to the talk as a podcast click this link

Mar 17, 2019

Sue Harrod has been very short sighted all her life with poor central vision from myopic macular degeneration.  She has written a book of poems inspired by retinal surgery in Bristol and has recently had cataract surgery in Exeter.  Sue sent me a poem after her cataract operation which beautifully illustrates her thoughts and feeling before, during and after the surgery.  She has kindly agreed to share her poem which you can read by clicking the title of this news post. All proceeds from her book “poetry in vision” go to fund eye research in the UK so please also click this link to view her book.

Sep 21, 2018

The High court today approved the use of Avastin to treat patients with wet age-related macular degeneration.  I have used Avastin for over 10 years to treat my private patients as there is good evidence that it works just as well as the officially approved drugs.  This will save the NHS £500m a year.