A postcard with pictures of people walking and the words Nystagmus Network walk 500 miles for nystagmus research.

Could you help us walk 500 miles?

If 50 people each walked 10 miles and raised £100 in sponsorship, that would be £5,000 for nystagmus research.

Why 500 miles?

That’s roughly the distance you’d cover if you walked from one UK nystagmus research centre to all the others. Let’s see if we can do it!

Starting at University Hospital, Plymouth, calling at The University of SouthamptonCardiff UniversityMoorfields, LondonThe University of Leicester, you’d eventually arrive at the University of Sheffield some 565 miles later. But you can walk just 10 miles.

What would £5,000 buy?

Here’s a list of just some of the things Nystagmus Network trustees could invest £5,000 in:

  • diagnostic equipment for use in a research or clinical setting
  • an academic post to focus on an aspect of nystagmus
  • a brand new in person nystagmus research trial

How to set up your 10 mile walk

  1. Decide on your route – you can build up your 10 miles with lots of shorter walks over several days
  2. Set up your Justgiving page for your sponsors here; we’ll help you promote it
  3. Download a sponsor form here for your offline donations
  4. Tell all your friends and family about your walk
  5. Tell the Nystagmus Network!
Chris Harris sits behind a microphone and prepares to speak.

Chris addresses Acquired Nystagmus and Oscillopsia

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 Open Day 2020.

Please register here to receive the programme

Nystagmus Network UK research workshop 2019.

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 Hospital, London
The Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth
The Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, University of Sheffield
The University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital

All delegates will also be attending the Nystagmus Network Open Day 2019 at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday.