Circadian Therapeutics are seeking vision-impaired individuals between 18 – 70 years to participate in a research project exploring experiences of sleep and daily rhythm disruption. In partnership with the Blind Veterans UK, Circadian Therapeutics is running a survey to identify sleep and circadian disruption experienced by vision impaired individuals. The purpose of this work, first … Continue reading Circadian Therapeutics Sleep Health Survey
The Nystagmus Network is sending huge congratulations to the newly qualified Dr Nikita Thomas. Dr Thomas achieved her PhD this month. Nikita is well known to members of the Nystagmus Network for her engaging personality and confident presentations on her latest nystagmus research. On World Sight Day 2020, Nikita was named an Eye Health Hero … Continue reading Congratulations, Dr Thomas
Guest Post: Dr. Liz Ellis, VICTAR, University of Birmingham The Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham is conducting research to understand more about the factors which contribute to employment outcomes (the good and not so good) for individuals with a visual impairment, living and/or working in Greater London. … Continue reading Vision impairment and employment – a research project
It’s long been understood that people with nystagmus can struggle to pick out objects from an image or face in a crowd. That’s a phenomenon called visual crowding. But how does nystagmus cause this? Now Vijay, Taylor, nystagmus researcher at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London has shown that the eye movements associated … Continue reading Nystagmus does cause visual crowding – it’s official
On World Sight Day 2020, Nikita was named an Eye Health Hero by the IAPB (the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness). Nominated for her innovative work in perimetry, we’re sure that Nikita has a brilliant nystagmus research career ahead of her. And now we’re not the only ones to think so. You can … Continue reading Thank you, Nikita
Nystagmus can be challenging to diagnose in children and often the level of sight loss a newly diagnosed child will experience is unclear, leading to significant anxiety for parents who fear their child will develop severe visual impairment. Thanks to the work of Dr Melvyn Thomas and the research team at the University of Leicester … Continue reading Thank you, Mervyn
Inspired by her 2 younger sisters, who both have nystagmus, final year geography student, Libby chose to explore the experiences of young visually impaired adults in their local space and environment and the impacts on identity formation for her dissertation. You can read more about Libby’s research here: https://nystagmusnetwork.org/can-you-help-libby-with-her-research/ Thank you for being a great ‘big … Continue reading Thank you, Libby
The Nystagmus Network runs a virtual support group where people living with Acquired Nystagmus and/or Oscillopsia chat together on email and on zoom to share their experiences and try to find answers together. If you’re living with AN or oscillopsia and would like to join the group, you’d be most welcome. At our recent virtual Open Day we were … Continue reading Living with Acquired Nystagmus and Oscillopsia?
We are excited to announce the start of a new research study into nystagmus The aim of the study is to gather evidence about people’s perceptions of nystagmus. The results will help shape further nystagmus research and awareness raising strategies, eventually contributing to better understanding of the condition and improved quality of life as a … Continue reading New nystagmus research
We need you! The Nystagmus Network is supporting Professor Chris Harris and his team at the Royal Eye Hospital, Plymouth to investigate further Acquired Nystagmus and Oscillopsia. If you have either or both, we’d love to hear from you. You can help us develop a further research study into these complex, life changing conditions. We … Continue reading Do you have Acquired Nystagmus or Oscillopsia?