Nystagmus Network: Nystagmus research – a progress report

13 July 2018
Source: Nystagmus Network

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 is related to the formation

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Fight for Sight research could see an end to eye injections for patients with macular degeneration

24 June 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has today announced funding for a research project that could help see an end to eye injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The charity, which has made the announcement at the start of Macular Week 2018, will be funding researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol to develop medicines that

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UCL Psychology and Language Sciences: Understanding wayfinding experiences of blind and partially sighted individuals in open spaces

11 June 2018
Source: UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Maryam Bandukda, a PhD student at University College London is researching the area of wayfinding and open space navigation for people with visual impairments. She is looking for people aged 18 and above to complete a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire aims at gathering some initial information about potential participants in the research and asks for contact details should they be

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Macular Society: Applications for research grants now open

4 April 2018
Source: The Macular Society

The Macular Society’s 2019 grants round is now open for preliminary applications for research grants and PhD studentships. The Macular Society has an annual grant application round for research grants and PhD studentships. The Society will consider applications for clinical or laboratory-based research projects aimed at improving the treatment or quality of life of patients with macular disease. Projects must

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Fight for Sight and Diabetes UK announce new research partnership

19 February 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

          Additional funding made available for research into visual impairment associated with diabetes The leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, has partnered with the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes, Diabetes UK, to call for applications for a new jointly funded award. This is the first time the two organisations have joined forces.

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Fight for Sight: Vacancy: Director of Research, Policy & Innovation

8 February 2018
Source: Fight for sight

FFS have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to come and lead their newly formed Research, Policy and Innovation Directorate. Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Director of Research, Policy & Innovation will be responsible for the charity’s programme of developing solutions for those who are or may be

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Call for abstracts UCL: Psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with visual impairment and their families: Needs, research and intervention

5 February 2018
Source: UCL

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: the Organising Committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission for poster and oral presentations will be open from 1st October 2017 until 10th February 2018. Download the Abstract submission form; please return the completed abstract form to ich.events@ucl.ac.uk by 10th February 2018. Review process The Organising Committee will review the abstracts;

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Fitness equipment isn’t fit for us, say visually impaired gym users

24 January 2018
Source: Thomas Pockington Trust/RICA

Visually impaired (VI) people enjoy the health benefits of exercise and would like to be more  physically active, a new report by consumer research charity Rica shows. However, they find that the design of fitness equipment used in many gyms is a barrier to their taking part in exercise and call for both gym operators and equipment manufacturers to provide

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College of Optometrists’ funded research identifies weaknesses in optometric data

13 December 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has said that the lack of public health data on the prevalence of eye conditions is impacting on policymakers and commissioners’ ability to adequately plan and meet eye health needs. The College has published the findings of its commissioned Ophthalmic Public Health Research Project, which identified that, despite an increasing amount of clinical data being held

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Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Esme’s Umbrella are funding vital research into Charles Bonnet Syndrome

16 November 2017
Source: Fight for Sight,Thomas Pocklington Trust and Esme’s Umbrella

          Research to understand why some people with sight loss develop vivid, silent, visual hallucinations – known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome – while others with the same loss of vision never do. Today [Thursday 16 November 2017] is the first ever Charles Bonnet Awareness Day and Fight for Sight has partnered with Thomas Pocklington Trust and

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