A paper relating to a research project by members of the Cardiff University team and others, which the Nystagmus Network funded, has been formally published this week. The report describes an algorithm which takes an eye-tracking recording and automatically separates it into its component parts (quick phases, slow phases and foveations*), allowing several measures related … Continue reading Nystagmus Network funding leads to discovery of new algorithm
The Nystagmus Network is delighted to share news of the launch today of a brand new book about nystagmus. Written by Nadine Neckles, the book looks at nystagmus from a child’s point of view and provides insights for parents and professionals alike. Nadine is a friend of the Nystagmus Network and previously contributed an article … Continue reading Can I tell you about nystagmus?
The Nystagmus Network UK sends huge congratulations to Hanna and her fellow trustees for the successful launch, at the end of 2018, of the German Nystagmus Netzwerk. Our two organisations are working closely together to ensure that information and support is available for German speakers everywhere, affected by nystagmus. To this end, today we celebrate … Continue reading Wobbly Eyes in German
The registered charity number for the Nystagmus Network has changed. Our new number is 1180450. This marks our successful transition from humble charity to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, as voted for by our members at our AGM in September. Only our number has changed. We remain a membership organisation serving the needs of the nystagmus … Continue reading Have you got our new number?
If you happened to be watching popular Channel 4 TV quiz show, Fifteen to One on Wednesday 19th December and were paying very close attention you will have heard a question about nystagmus. Quiz master, Sandi Toksvig asked “Which sensory organs are affected by the medical condition nystagmus?” The contestant clearly knew his stuff as … Continue reading Nystagmus question on Fifteen to One
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The Nystagmus Network is pleased and proud to have played a tiny part in the Seeing Beyond the Eyes project, headed by Dan Williams at Visualise Training. Thanks to Dan, opticians throughout England and Wales now have a handy resource pack and ongoing training programmes to help them signpost patients for condition specific support, including … Continue reading Seeing Beyond the Eyes
The College of Optometrists have recently published this info-graphic to highlight the rise in cases of myopia, the causes and how it can be prevented or treated.
Researchers at University College London, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the University of Oxford are developing magnetic implants to treat nystagmus. Last year, Nystagmus Network assisted Dr Parashkev Nachev, from University College London, in recruiting suitable candidates with the acquired from of nystagmus to take part in the next stage trial, following initial success with a single subject. … Continue reading Magnets and nystagmus – research news update
Helen and her team are working on a virtual reality solution for the problematic sympton of oscillopsia in Acquired Nystagmus. Helen writes: “Many thanks to you all at Nystagmus Network and to your partners Fight for Sight for your support, allowing us to continue the VR project work. We have started and have been able … Continue reading Nystagmus research news update from Dr Helen Griffiths at Sheffield University