Congratulations, team Leicester

Leicester research team awarded prestigious prize from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Image credit: Royal College of Ophthalmologists A team of specialist eye doctors at the University of Leicester have received a national award for their work, which will improve diagnosis and management for children with nystagmus. The study was jointly funded by the Nystagmus … Continue reading Congratulations, team Leicester

Glaucoma Awareness Week 2022

The Nystagmus Network is marking Glaucoma Awareness Week 2022, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of glaucoma. The theme for this year is ‘Put your sight in the spotlight’, and we are supporting the initiative by encouraging everyone to have a regular sight test. Glaucoma is the name of a group of eye diseases … Continue reading Glaucoma Awareness Week 2022

Joint letter calls on health leaders to improve eye care for children and young people with learning disabilities

From the Visionary newsletter: SeeAbility’s Eye Care Champions have led the writing and submission of a letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS England with their easy read ‘manifesto’ for better eye care for people with learning disabilities. This submission has been supported by Visionary and over 80 … Continue reading Joint letter calls on health leaders to improve eye care for children and young people with learning disabilities

Nystagmus in Down Syndrome – a Retrospective Notes Review

Nystagmus has been reported in up to 30% of people with Down Syndrome (DS), and yet is still not well understood. This study, by a team at Moorfields Eye Hospital, aims to characterise the clinical features of patients with DS and nystagmus. It is recently published in the British and Irish Orthoptic Journal (BIOJ). The … Continue reading Nystagmus in Down Syndrome – a Retrospective Notes Review

Volunteer for us!

The Nystagmus Network is a little charity with very big ideas. Do you want to be part of our exciting journey? If you have the skills and time to give for just a couple of hours a month to support the work of the Nystagmus Network, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you’d like … Continue reading Volunteer for us!

Nystagmus awareness at work

After my first proper job following university, I decided to ‘come out’ about my disability and support needs. I was worried this might make me stand out for the wrong reasons, but felt it was important to be my own advocate. It was a positive move and I get lots of support and adaptations at … Continue reading Nystagmus awareness at work

It’s so nice to be appreciated

In 2021 the Nystagmus Network supported 591 people to come to terms with nystagmus, to find the support and information they needed. We’re even busier in 2022, as more and more people find their way to us and join the virtual nystagmus community. It’s so rewarding when the people we support show us their appreciation. … Continue reading It’s so nice to be appreciated

Hanni’s nystagmus story

Whilst the trustees oversee strategy and guide the direction of the charity, overall management and day-to-day operations are in the capable hands of our small dedicated staff team. Hanni is the newest member of the Nystagmus Network staff team. This is her nystagmus story, in her own words: When I was diagnosed with nystagmus in … Continue reading Hanni’s nystagmus story

Thank you, Harshal

The Nystagmus Network’s newest trustee, Dr Harshal Kubavat has a young child with nystagmus. Like many parents, he had never heard of nystagmus before. After supporting the charity’s work in the research space as a volunteer for some time, Harsh joined us as a trustee in November 2021. He is now a stalwart of the … Continue reading Thank you, Harshal

Thank you, Vivien

Vivien Jones is the Founder and Honorary President of the Nystagmus Network. She started the charity in 1984 to support parents like her. Her son, Sam had recently been diagnosed with nystagmus. She could find no information about the condition and resolved to change that. Watch the story of the Nystagmus Network on video here … Continue reading Thank you, Vivien