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
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
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?
On Friday 2 October, the Nystagmus Network once again hosted the annual UK nystagmus research workshop. This is an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and academics to get together to share their work and plan greater collaboration. They are, after all, all working towards the same goal. The workshop took place via zoom. Nystagmus Network trustees … Continue reading Nystagmus Network hosts UK research workshop
Introducing Libby I am a geography student studying in my final year at Loughborough University. I am seeking participants for my dissertation study which aims to explore the experiences of young adults (18-25) in their local space / environment & the impacts on identity formation. This study is inspired by my two younger sisters, who … Continue reading Can you help Libby with her research?
Ifigeneia Manitsa is a Psychology Researcher and Assistant Lecturer at Kingston University. She is currently conducting the last two studies of her PhD which is focused on the academic and social inclusion of adolescents with and without visual impairments! If a student wants to participate in both studies, they will be asked to complete three questionnaires focused on … Continue reading Research participation opportunity for 12-14 year olds
Nystagmus researcher and clinician from the Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth, Professor Chris Harris, will be talking about the causes, potential treatment and his further research into Acquired Nystagmus and Oscillopsia at the Nystagmus Network virtual Open Day 2020. You can hear this and all the other presentations by registering now for the Nystagmus Network virtual … Continue reading Chris addresses Acquired Nystagmus and Oscillopsia
Australian researchers are seeking parents and carers of children with a vision impairment to help test a new measure of ‘vision use’ for children with vision impairment and/ or cerebral palsy. Parents of children aged 0-6 years can take part via an online survey. Click here to find out more