The Nystagmus Care Pathway


Why we need a pathway Getting a diagnosis of nystagmus for a small baby is an anxious time if you’ve never heard of the condition before. It’s even harder if all the medical information seems a bit bewildering and you don’t know where else to turn for support. That’s why NUKE (the Nystagmus UK research … Continue reading The Nystagmus Care Pathway

Nystagmus Network wins £1,000 Movement for Good award


Nystagmus Network wins £1,000 Movement for Good award The Nystagmus Network has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group thanks to nominations from the public. The Nystagmus Network is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. Although at … Continue reading Nystagmus Network wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Two new nystagmus research projects funded


Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network are funding research into the impact of glare in infantile nystagmus and albinism in the hope of improving outcomes for people with the condition. People with nystagmus often experience glare, but until now this has not been researched thoroughly. The team at University of Leicester, led by Dr Frank … Continue reading Two new nystagmus research projects funded

Trustees publish their annual review


The Annual Report 2020 by trustees of the Nystagmus Network is now lodged with the Charity Commission and available to the public to read. 2020 was undoubtedly a most challenging year for the nystagmus community, the Nystagmus Network, people and services everywhere. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, however, Chair of Trustees, Tim Cuddeford is pleased … Continue reading Trustees publish their annual review

Thank you, Tim


Children’s author, Tim Pearce who modestly describes himself as ‘the favourite children’s author you’ve never heard of’ joined the Nystagmus Network earlier this week to lead a fun and inspiring story writing workshop for children. Tim began by sharing his journey to publishing his first book ‘Secret Agent Striker’ and then gave us a sneaky … Continue reading Thank you, Tim

Nystagmus research grant funding open for applications


The next round of small grant awards for nystagmus research is now open for application. The grant, funded jointly by Fight for Sight and the Nystagmus Network is worth up to £15,000. The Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network Small Grant Award One award to support clinical research to address visual impairment associated with nystagmus, focusing on … Continue reading Nystagmus research grant funding open for applications

Nystagmus news for eye care professionals


The Nystagmus Network now produces a digital newsletter for Dispensing Opticians and Optometrists. The first edition has just been published, bringing nystagmus news, stories and information directly to high street and community practices. Read the newsletter and subscribe here

Children’s writing workshops this summer


Did you miss the children’s online writing workshop with fabulous children’s author, Helen Rutter? What a shame. That means you didn’t get to hear all about Helen’s inspiration behind her book ‘The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh’ and you didn’t get to meet her dog, Billy Whizz! Never mind. There are two more workshops still … Continue reading Children’s writing workshops this summer

Georgie’s Captain Tom 100 challenge


Twelve year old Georgie will be baking 100 cookies in honour of the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore this weekend. That’s her #CaptainTom100 challenge to raise funds for the Nystagmus Network. We’re so grateful for your support, Georgie. We know those cookies are going to be yummy! Please sponsor Georgie here Start your #CaptainTom100 … Continue reading Georgie’s Captain Tom 100 challenge

Leon’s Captain Tom 100 challenge


To honour the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore and his amazing fundraising legacy, Leon will be running 100 kilometers over the three day weekend to raise money for the Nystagmus Network research fund. Thank you so much for your support, Leon and all the very best for your challenge. Please sponsor Leon here Start … Continue reading Leon’s Captain Tom 100 challenge