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
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 … Continue reading Could you help us walk 500 miles?
Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network are funding research into the impact of glare in infantile nystagmus and albinism in the hope of improving outcomes for people with the condition. People with nystagmus often experience glare, but until now this has not been researched thoroughly. The team at University of Leicester, led by Dr Frank … Continue reading Two new nystagmus research projects funded
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
Researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a new way of predicting the future vision of children with infantile nystagmus. The research, published in the journal Ophthalmology has developed a grading system for retinal development in infants and young children with the condition, providing an important tool for ophthalmologists to determine their future vision. … Continue reading How well will my child see?
Dr Mervyn Thomas of the Ulverscroft Eye Unit, University of Leicester developed a grading system for arrested retinal development as a med student in 2011. 8 years later the team shows it can predict future vision in preverbal children with nystagmus. This development highlights the importance of research investment in diagnostics and also answers the … Continue reading Handheld OCT can predict future vision in infantile nystagmus
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 … Continue reading UK Nystagmus Research Workshop
Today Nystagmus Network’s Sue and Sara are travelling to Leicester University to attend a day of celebrations. We shall be marking 20 years of ophthalmology in Leicester and, in particular, the work of Professor Irene Gottlob. The programme for the day, at the Ulverscroft Eye Unit, includes a range of presentations on various eye conditions, … Continue reading In celebration of Irene
The Nystagmus Network will once again be hosting a UK nystagmus research conference in 2019. Following the success of last year’s event, attended by research and clinical teams from the Universities of Cardiff, Sheffield, Plymouth and Southampton and from Moorfields Eye Hospital and Fight for Sight, the charity will be funding a further event with … Continue reading Nystagmus research conference 2019
A report by John Sanders who, at different times, has been a Nystagmus Network trustee, as well as an employee and continues to be a member of the charity. The other day I went to a talk entitled “My wobbles through the world of nystagmus” by Southampton based ophthalmologist, Helena Lee. This was part … Continue reading More rejections than Harry Potter?