Help Fight for Sight study the effects of sight loss


Here’s a research participation opportunity thanks to our friends at Fight for Sight. “We’re launching an online survey to help demonstrate the personal impact of sight loss. We’re inviting everyone affected by sight loss or an eye condition – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and … Continue reading Help Fight for Sight study the effects of sight loss

Handheld OCT can predict future vision in infantile nystagmus


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

Nystagmus and sleep


Parents often report that their children experience problems sleeping and wonder whether there is any connection with nystagmus. Now a team at University College, London is conducting a research study into vision impairment and sleep patterns. Jess Marshall is a research assistant at UCL Institute of Education. Jess is working on Dr Jessica Hayton’s project … Continue reading Nystagmus and sleep

Calling all Caregivers – take part in research


Guest post by Jamie Enoch, Researcher at School of Health Sciences at City University London Are you a UK-based relative, friend or caregiver of someone living with a visual impairment? Do you have 10-15 minutes to spare? If yes, please consider taking our survey on your experience of support services. Thank you. Find out more … Continue reading Calling all Caregivers – take part in research

A survey on glaucoma and nystagmus


You can support the University of Cardiff team to develop new diagnostic testing for people with nystagmus by taking their survey today. “The Research Unit for Nystagmus at Cardiff University is looking for people with nystagmus to take part in a survey that aims to further our understanding on the number of people with nystagmus … Continue reading A survey on glaucoma and nystagmus

UK Nystagmus Research Workshop


The Nystagmus Network is today hosting the UK Nystagmus Research Workshop 2019 at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University. Delegates are joining us from the 6 UK centres of nystagmus research excellence. These are: The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University The Ulverscroft Eye Unit, University of Leicester Moorfields Eye … Continue reading UK Nystagmus Research Workshop

Cause of congenital nystagmus found


On Jeans for Nystagmus Genes Day 2019, the Nystagmus Network is sharing news, published this week, of a recent study, by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, identifying the cause of a particular form of nystagmus. The type of congenital horizontal nystagmus associated with stationery night blindness has been found to be caused by mutations in … Continue reading Cause of congenital nystagmus found

A survey on glaucoma and nystagmus


You can support the University of Cardiff team to develop new diagnostic testing for people with nystagmus by taking their survey today. “The Research Unit for Nystagmus at Cardiff University is looking for people with nystagmus to take part in a survey that aims to further our understanding on the number of people with nystagmus … Continue reading A survey on glaucoma and nystagmus

Congenital nystagmus and reading


At the recent celebration for Professor Irene Gottlob at the University of Leicester, Dr Frank Proudlock spoke about nystagmus and reading. Frank commented that people with congenital nystagmus can read at the same speed as fully sighted people, provided the print is large and clear enough, that the intensity of the nystagmus does not affect … Continue reading Congenital nystagmus and reading