Guest post – Harry’s null point surgery

Ian is sharing his thoughts and experiences as his son undergoes Anderson Kestenbaum surgery this summer to address the head turn associated with his null point. In this post he recalls the day of the surgery: We had to be there at 8.00am and Harry was in really good spirits. He went down to the … Continue reading Guest post – Harry’s null point surgery

Guest post – questions for Harry’s consultant

Harry and his parents had many, many questions before finally deciding to go ahead with null point surgery. Here are just some of the questions the family asked, with the answers they received from the surgical team: Is this a complicated procedure? Yes. Operating on eyes in general is complicated, but when 2 eyes are to … Continue reading Guest post – questions for Harry’s consultant

Guest post – Harry’s null point surgery decision

15 year old Harry has undergone the Anderson Kestenbaum procedure this summer. Parents often ask what null point surgery involves. Thorough consultation with the ophthalmologist and the surgical team are key.  Harry’s Dad, Ian, asked us to share his son’s experience. Ian, writes: My son, Harry is now aged 15 and was born with idiopathic nystagmus. … Continue reading Guest post – Harry’s null point surgery decision

Introducing Harry’s story

This is Harry. He’s 15 years old. He has nystagmus and, as you can probably tell from the photo, he also has a fairly marked head turn associated with his null point. This summer, Harry and his parents decided it was right for him to undergo surgery. Known commonly as ‘null point surgery’, because it seeks … Continue reading Introducing Harry’s story

Seeing Beyond The Eyes

The Nystagmus Network is pleased to share this guest post from our friends at Visualise Training and Consultancy. The new guide ‘Seeing Beyond The Eyes’ includes details of the charity’s services and our contact details so that patients with nystagmus can find us easily for information and support. Eye care and Health Professionals armed with … Continue reading Seeing Beyond The Eyes

2018 exams access arrangements feedback

Our friends at VIEW need your help. VIEW is a registered charity, which represents Qualified Teachers of Visually Impaired children and young people (QTVIs). It exists to help support the education, development and opportunities of children with vision impairment. They would like to receive feedback from schools and services on their experiences, both good and bad, of access arrangements … Continue reading 2018 exams access arrangements feedback

Albinism Awareness Day

We join our sister charity, Albinism Fellowship UK, today in celebrating Albinism Awareness Day, with a special guest blog post from AFUK Chair, Roselle Potts. Help us to raise positive awareness on our international campaign day June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with … Continue reading Albinism Awareness Day

How amazing is Charlie?

I’m Charlie, I’m 14 years old and live in Lincoln. I live with my parents, my brother and sister. I’m currently studying for my GCSEs. I would love to do Maths, Psychology and Government and Politics A levels. Eventually, I’d like to train as a Barrister in Criminal Law. My life growing up has always been a … Continue reading How amazing is Charlie?

Guest post from Marcus at Tate Britain

This is a message from Marcus at Tate in which I tell you about our forthcoming Audio Description events at Tate Britain, this month and next. Tate Britain, Monday 18th June 2018 at 10.30 am for refreshments and 11.00 am – 12.15 pm tour. Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One Join Marcus and … Continue reading Guest post from Marcus at Tate Britain