Nystagmus research – a progress report


The Nystagmus Network is funding equipment and testing to underpin nystagmus research taking place at Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, in collaboration with the genetics research team at the University of Southampton. On behalf of the Cardiff team, Nikita Thomas reports: “Our study attempts to investigate how visual function in Idiopathic Nystagmus … Continue reading Nystagmus research – a progress report

Are you over 60 with ocular or oculocutaneous albinism?


We are seeking potential research candidates on behalf of researchers in Southampton (Jay Self and Helena Lee) who must be over the age of 60 and have any form of albinism. Thank you to those who have already responded. We have already found 12 people, but we really need 20 for a viable study. If … Continue reading Are you over 60 with ocular or oculocutaneous albinism?

Fight for Sight partners with the Nystagmus Network for its next grant round


Fight for Sight has today announced a call for Small Grant Award applications. The UK’s leading eye research charity is this year able to offer thirteen awards to fund sight saving clinical research, ten of which are being jointly funded with other charities. NEW THIS YEAR Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network offer TWO Small … Continue reading Fight for Sight partners with the Nystagmus Network for its next grant round

Sue attends APPG meeting on eye research


Sue attended a meeting yesterday at the House of Commons of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health and Visual Impairment. The subject of the meeting was eye research. Sue was the guest of Fight for Sight, whose Chief Executive, Michele Acton, gave a powerful account of the current sight research position and admirably … Continue reading Sue attends APPG meeting on eye research

Nystagmus and Quality of Life


A research paper is republished this month into the quality of life of people living with nystagmus. Professor Irene Gottlob and Dr Rebecca McLean from the University of Leicester shared their findings in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Their report followed an extensive research study, funded jointly by the Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight. … Continue reading Nystagmus and Quality of Life

More rejections than Harry Potter?


  A report by John Sanders who, at different times, has been a Nystagmus Network trustee, as well as an employee and continues to be a member of the charity. The other day I went to a talk entitled “My wobbles through the world of nystagmus” by Southampton based ophthalmologist, Helena Lee. This was part … Continue reading More rejections than Harry Potter?

Sue visits Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham


Dr Kong Yien Chin, a clinical scientist working in the Evoked Potentials Clinic at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, invited the Nystagmus Network’s Sue Ricketts to view the clinic, meet the team and discuss potential collaboration opportunities on nystagmus research projects. Sue was very impressed by what she saw. The last time she had stepped inside … Continue reading Sue visits Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Thursday is research news day on Facebook


Every Thursday on our Facebook page we publish the latest news on nystagmus research or publish details of new nystagmus trials that you can take part in. We are currently supporting these trials: The Southampton University Hospital team need to find people with albinism and nystagmus, aged over 60 so that Mr Jay Self and … Continue reading Thursday is research news day on Facebook

The Nystagmus Network supports Julian’s Big Blind Walk


Julian Jackson lost his sight in 2010 as the result of an inherited retinal condition. Since then he has become a visual impairment champion. He has worked with a leading eye research organisation and, through his own social enterprise, VisionBridge, campaigned to bring sight loss and the need for more research to public awareness. His … Continue reading The Nystagmus Network supports Julian’s Big Blind Walk

Do you use audio description to watch TV?


Research participation opportunity If you use audio description services to watch TV, you could help Victoria, from the University of Seville, with her survey of VI friendly TV. Please read on … My name is Victoria García-Prieto and I work at the University of Seville (Spain). I am currently conducting research on accessible television for … Continue reading Do you use audio description to watch TV?