What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people?


Guest post by Ana Semrov, PhD student and study researcher, Vision and Eyes research team at UCL Childhood visual impairment can have a significant impact on a person across their whole life, affecting their social and educational outcomes, career prospects and quality of life. However, how individual children and their families adapt to living with a … Continue reading What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people?

What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people?


Guest post by Ana Semrov, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health We are looking for volunteers to take part in our study called: What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people. What is the study about? We aim to find out what helps children and young people with visual impairment and … Continue reading What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people?

Nystagmus affects quality of life of children and their parents, confirms new research


A team at the Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry at Wenzhou Medical University in China have recently published their research on the effects of childhood cataract surgery in young children. The results show that the impact of nystagmus, strabismus and amblyopia, resulting from the cataracts, not from the surgery, have a significant impact … Continue reading Nystagmus affects quality of life of children and their parents, confirms new research

Quality of Life Research


Acumen are currently organising research in the UK on behalf of a national sight loss charity to test a quality of life measure that is currently being developed. For the survey they are looking to blind and partially sighted people. The quality of life measure will help the charity assess the ongoing wellbeing of people … Continue reading Quality of Life Research

A YouGov nystagmus awareness survey


The Nystagmus Network commissioned a YouGov survey in May 2020, ahead of Nystagmus Awareness Day on 20 June, to see how aware the UK population is of nystagmus. The survey was free of charge, thanks to a competition, run by the Small Charities Coalition of which we are a member. The headline results 82% of … Continue reading A YouGov nystagmus awareness survey

Your nystagmus research questions answered – question 9


We asked a group of Nystagmus Network supporters what questions they would most like to put to nystagmus researchers. Then we found researchers to answer them. Your questions were answered by Jay Self (JS), a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at University of Southampton and nystagmus researcher and Helena Lee (HL), a Consultant Ophthalmologist at University of … Continue reading Your nystagmus research questions answered – question 9

Fight for Sight partners with the Nystagmus Network for its next grant round


Fight for Sight has today announced a call for Small Grant Award applications. The UK’s leading eye research charity is this year able to offer thirteen awards to fund sight saving clinical research, ten of which are being jointly funded with other charities. NEW THIS YEAR Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network offer TWO Small … Continue reading Fight for Sight partners with the Nystagmus Network for its next grant round

Nystagmus and Quality of Life


A research paper is republished this month into the quality of life of people living with nystagmus. Professor Irene Gottlob and Dr Rebecca McLean from the University of Leicester shared their findings in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Their report followed an extensive research study, funded jointly by the Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight. … Continue reading Nystagmus and Quality of Life