The Macular Society has announced the return of its annual Hope for the Future conference on September 10, which will allow eye care professionals to discuss ongoing research and advancements in macular disease.

Leading topics include stem cell research, using artificial intelligence to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the latest genetics research and treatment advancements for wet AMD.

Speakers include Professor Pete Coffey, from the University College London (UCL), who will be providing stem cells research progress in wet AMD treatments from the London Project to Cure Blindness, a partnership between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and the National Institute for Health Research.

Cathy Yelf, chief executive at the Macular Society, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome the return of our virtual conference for another year and we’re looking forward to being joined by some of the leading experts in the field of macular research.

‘There’s so much exciting work happening in this area and, thanks to our supporters, we are proud to continue to fund some groundbreaking projects which are hoping to cure this devastating condition. There are lots of reasons to be hopeful for the future.’

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