Lots of you are asking us this question and some of you have received notification letters from the government. We asked for expert clinical advice and received the following statement: “IN (infantile nystagmus) or OA (ocular albinism) in isolation are not associated with compromised immunity. “There are some syndromic forms of albinism that are associated … Continue reading Does nystagmus or ocular albinism affect my immunity?
Delegates at 100% Optical learned about progress on refining the way an eye movement disorder is identified in babies Professor Jon Erichsen from the University of Cardiff gave a presentation on infantile nystagmus to eye care professionals at the recent 100% Optical event (ExCeL London, 25–27 January). Professor Erichsen highlighted that in the condition there … Continue reading Improving the infantile nystagmus test
We are delighted to announce that Professor Alison Leary MBE has joined the Nystagmus Network as a trustee. After spending 10 years in science Prof. Leary undertook an RN diploma at The Nightingale School at St Thomas Hospital (now Kings College London). She attained a Masters in Biomedical Science (Haematology) and worked in acute Haematology … Continue reading Alison joins the Nystagmus Network
The Nystagmus Network has appointed Daniel Williams, sight loss campaigner and founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, to its committee of Trustees. Chair of the charity’s trustees, Tim Cuddeford said: “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to the committee as he brings a comprehensive overview of the sight loss and optical sectors and first-hand knowledge … Continue reading Daniel joins the Nystagmus Network
Researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a new way of predicting the future vision of children with infantile nystagmus. The research, published in the journal Ophthalmology has developed a grading system for retinal development in infants and young children with the condition, providing an important tool for ophthalmologists to determine their future vision. … Continue reading How well will my child see?
Please listen to the ‘In Touch’ programme on BBC Radio 4 to catch Head of Research at Fight for Sight, Dr Rubina Ahmed and Professor Chris Hammond talking about the launch of their new 2020 campaign. During the show, they’ll discuss the ‘1 to 20’ funding gap – only 1% of public funding is dedicated … Continue reading Funding research into blindness
This Friday evening at 11.30pm on Channel 4, straight after The Last Leg, you can catch a documentary following the comedian and Last Leg co-host, Adam Hills as he embarks on a personal, physical and emotional journey to live out his boyhood dream to play competitive rugby league. The film charts the story of the … Continue reading Adam Hills: Take His Legs
GUEST POST Fight for Sight is launching an online survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions. The charity invites those affected by sight loss – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and strengthen the case for urgently needed … Continue reading Fight for Sight launches survey to gather insights on personal impact of sight loss
The Daily Telegraph has published a report signalling an end to audio-book snobbery as scientists find reading and listening activate the same parts of the brain. This could pave the way to greater use of audio materials in schools, a clear bonus for children and young people with impaired vision. Read the full article here.
Dr Mervyn Thomas of the Ulverscroft Eye Unit, University of Leicester developed a grading system for arrested retinal development as a med student in 2011. 8 years later the team shows it can predict future vision in preverbal children with nystagmus. This development highlights the importance of research investment in diagnostics and also answers the … Continue reading Handheld OCT can predict future vision in infantile nystagmus