Four of our six remaining Nystagmus Network abseilers will finally (fingers crossed!) make their leap for nystagmus research this Sunday, 21 October, from the viewing platform at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vicky, Tom, Vanessa and Richard B managed to complete their abseil last month. For the remaining … Continue reading Nerves of steel!
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
In partnership with Moorfields Eye Charity, the Nystagmus Network is recruiting a team to take part in the Eye2Eye walk from the London Eye to the iconic eye on the front of the Moorfields Eye Hospital building. The walk takes place on Sunday 10 March 2019 and you can choose to walk 4 or 14 … Continue reading The Eye2Eye walk for nystagmus research
Fight for Sight and The Nystagmus Network have announced funding for three exciting nystagmus research projects at the Nystagmus Network Conference, which is taking place today during National Eye Health Week 2018. In total £30,000 in funding will be used for projects bringing benefits to children and adults living with the condition, which is characterised … Continue reading Research funding will use iPads to identify the best method to manage nystagmus
Although the Team Nystagmus Network / Moorfields Eye Charity fundraising abseil at the ArcelorMittal Orbit couldn’t go ahead on Sunday morning as planned due to heavy rain and high winds, Vicki and Tom took advantage of some available slots on Saturday morning and took their leap for nystagmus research then. Congratulations, Vicki and Tom! You’re … Continue reading They did it!
As national ‘Remember a Charity Week’ begins, the Nystagmus Network would like to make a plea to all our members and supporters to consider remembering us in your wills. We understand that your family and friends must always come first. All we ask is that, once you have looked after those closest to you, you … Continue reading Don’t forget us, please!
Vikki and her husband, Tom, were the very first to sign up to abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vikki’s family have been members and supporters of the Nystagmus Network for many years. Parents, Peter and Lynne, even organised an entire Open Day one … Continue reading Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers
Tickets for the Nystagmus Network Open Day 2018 go on general sale at midday today. With a packed line up of speakers and presenters, including Marsha De Cordova MP, Shadow Minister for Disabilities and David Katz, internationally acclaimed ‘blind’ photographer, alongside presentations from the UK’s top nystagmus research teams and workshops on education support, benefits, … Continue reading Open Day tickets on sale now!
The Nystagmus Network is funding equipment and testing to underpin nystagmus research taking place at Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, in collaboration with the genetics research team at the University of Southampton. On behalf of the Cardiff team, Nikita Thomas reports: “Our study attempts to investigate how visual function in Idiopathic Nystagmus … Continue reading Nystagmus research – a progress report
Could you take the plunge and abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? It’s an exhilarating descent to the ground, with a breathtaking 20 mile vista across London, including iconic buildings such as the Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium, … Continue reading Want to abseil at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?