Early day motion 1118

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WET AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

That this House recognises wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as the eye condition that causes the majority of registerable blindness in older people, leaving patients unable to read, drive or, sometimes, live independent lives; notes that within three months wet-AMD can progress to irreversible eye damage and blindness; is aware that photodynamic therapy using the light sensitive drug Visudyne and cold-laser can halt vision loss in many patients; welcomes the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's recommendation of fast track referrals for suspected wet-AMD cases; is extremely concerned, however, that a recent survey by the Macular Disease Society revealed that only half of patients reached the appropriate clinician within the three month window of opportunity and that access to timely treatment varies markedly across the country; and calls on the Government to work with the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales to ensure everyone in the United Kingdom with suspected wet-AMD can access fast track referral to a retinal specialist.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 28.11.2005
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 30.11.2005
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 01.12.2005
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 30.11.2005
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 24.11.2005
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 05.12.2005
Clelland, David Labour Party Tyne Bridge 14.12.2005
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 01.12.2005
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 28.11.2005
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 30.11.2005
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 28.11.2005
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 05.12.2005
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 01.12.2005
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 01.12.2005
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 29.11.2005
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 02.12.2005
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 29.11.2005
Gibson, Ian Labour Party Norwich North 29.11.2005
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 06.12.2005
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 30.11.2005
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 12.12.2005
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 29.11.2005
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 28.11.2005
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 13.12.2005
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 08.12.2005
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 29.11.2005
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 08.12.2005
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 28.11.2005
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 01.12.2005
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 01.12.2005
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 02.12.2005
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 15.12.2005
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 29.11.2005
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 30.11.2005
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 07.12.2005
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.11.2005
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 29.11.2005
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 01.12.2005
Price, Adam Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 30.11.2005
Pritchard, Mark Conservative Party The Wrekin 06.12.2005
Robinson, Iris Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 29.11.2005
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 05.12.2005
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 02.12.2005
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 30.11.2005
Spink, Bob Conservative Party Castle Point 29.11.2005
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 05.12.2005
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 29.11.2005
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 01.12.2005
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 30.11.2005
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 05.12.2005
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Caernarfon 28.11.2005