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 … Continue reading UK Nystagmus Research Workshop

Nystagmus research conference 2019


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

Research into albinism could be good news for babies born with nystagmus


Dr Helena Lee from the University of Southampton was happy to announce this week the publication of a first paper from the OLIVIA study which shows the potential for L-DOPA treatment to improve the vision in albinism. This means that the sight of newborn babies with ocular albinism could potentially continue to develop and improve … Continue reading Research into albinism could be good news for babies born with nystagmus

Does albinism protect against AMD?


We are seeking potential research candidates on behalf of researchers in Southampton (Jay Self and Helena Lee) who must be over the age of 60 and have any form of albinism. Thank you to those who have already responded. We have already found 12 people, but we really need 20 for a viable study. If … Continue reading Does albinism protect against AMD?

Researchers study whether albinism could protect against AMD


PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOUTHAMPTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 23 August 2018 Researchers in Southampton are in the early stages of a pioneering study which aims to discover if albinism may protect against a leading cause of sight loss. Despite age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affecting a quarter of people over 65 and half of … Continue reading Researchers study whether albinism could protect against AMD

Nystagmus research – a progress report


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

More rejections than Harry Potter?


  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?

University Hospital Southampton Questionnaire Study 2017


Would you like to participate in a study researching the support and information available for people with Nystagmus and their families? The team based at the University Hospital Southampton are running a short study – if you would like to get involved please get in touch by completing the form below. By completing the form you … Continue reading University Hospital Southampton Questionnaire Study 2017