Everyone wants to see better treatments developed for nystagmus. And eventually we'd like to find ways to cure or prevent the condition altogether.
So, one of NN's main goals is to support and encourage research into nystagmus - we wrote that into our constitution when we became a charity in 1989. We do this in different ways, for example by funding some research directly, by finding subjects to take part in research projects and by organising international research events.
You can read more about what we have already done and what we are doing now by following the links below. You can also Join NN and help us make a difference in the future.
- Can Nystagmus Be Cured? - A short summary of current thinking among researchers and medics with an interest in nystagmus.
- Complex Condition - A brief explanation of some of the challenges faced by scientists and doctors working on nystagmus.
- Research And Volunteers - It's not just about money. How the Nystagmus Network - and you - can make a difference.
- Research Priorities - These priorities are based on a consultation exercise undertaken at NN’s 2011 Open Day and Annual General Meeting.
- Milestones - The links below detail some of the projects we've supported in recent years.
- NN funds Moorfields research (December 2012)
- NN Publishes first scientific book on nystagmus (September 2012)
- Anglia Ruskin University starts nystagmus research (September 2012)
- Leicester Puts Unique Scanner to work (February 2012)
- NN Funds Eye Tracker (April 2010)
- Second International Research Workshop (September 2009)
- NN Publishes Research On Head Posture (June 2008)
- RNIB Looks At Nystagmus And Iris Recognition (May 2008)
- NN Starts Work On Second International Research Workshop (April 2008)
- NN Funds Genetic Research (October 2007)
- Eye Hand Coordination (June 2007)
- US Research Meeting (May 2007)
- Pilot Drug Study Completed (January 2007)
- Nystagmus Gene Discovered (Autumn 2006)
- Seminars In Ophthalmology - Nystagmus (Summer 2006)
- International Research Workshop (September 2005)
- Current UK projects: The links below give you a snapshot of nystagmus research in the UK. They include email addresses for some researchers. You're welcome to contact them if you want to take part in research.
- Published Research - Links to nystagmus research papers.
- Radio feature - Dr Jon Erichsen on nystagmus.