Hear Dr Rubina Ahmed from Fight for sight and Sue from Nystagmus Network talking about their brand new jointly funded nystagmus research grant in this excerpt from RNIB Connect Radio. LISTEN NOW
The call for the joint Nystagmus Network / Fight for Sight £250k award to undertake a three year nystagmus research project, is now open. Vivien Jones, chair of the Nystagmus Network’s research committee, said: “We are delighted to be joining Fight for Sight in funding a post-doctoral researcher for nystagmus. This means we will be … Continue reading Call for applications
Thanks to the generosity of our members, fundraisers and supporters and our longstanding partnership with Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, the Nystagmus Network is delighted to be able to announce our biggest ever funding commitment to nystagmus research. At the Nystagmus Network nystagmus research workshop in September 2018, charity trustees asked … Continue reading Our biggest ever investment in nystagmus research
The Nystagmus Network will once again be hosting a UK nystagmus research conference in 2019. Following the success of last year’s event, attended by research and clinical teams from the Universities of Cardiff, Sheffield, Plymouth and Southampton and from Moorfields Eye Hospital and Fight for Sight, the charity will be funding a further event with … Continue reading Nystagmus research conference 2019
Dr Helena Lee from the University of Southampton was happy to announce this week the publication of a first paper from the OLIVIA study which shows the potential for L-DOPA treatment to improve the vision in albinism. This means that the sight of newborn babies with ocular albinism could potentially continue to develop and improve … Continue reading Research into albinism could be good news for babies born with nystagmus
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 BBC are looking for adult research participants who are Partially Sighted screen reader users (JAWS, NVDA or Mac VoiceOver) and Partially Sighted screen magnifier users. You will need to be available on 31 January or 1 February. You will receive £90 plus travel costs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Improving eye development for children with albinism and other sight disorders – hear from groundbreaking researcher Dr Helena Lee, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton. Watch and listen to Helena’s talk here.
The Nystagmus Network has been funding nystagmus research since the 1990s and, thanks entirely to the generosity of our members, fundraisers and supporters, we continue to do so today and into the future. Thanks to your support, our research teams have better diagnostics and a better understanding of nystagmus and how it will impact life … Continue reading Proud of our track record
Researchers and clinicians representing nystagmus centres of excellence from Cardiff, London, Plymouth, Sheffield and Southampton gathered in Birmingham on Friday 28 September as guests of the Nystagmus Network ahead of the charity’s annual Open Day to plan the way ahead for collaborative nystagmus research. Jon Erichsen and Matt Dunn from Cardiff University, Maria Theodorou from … Continue reading UK Nystagmus Research Meeting takes place