San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This one day course is intended for ophthalmologists, orthoptists, electrophysiologists, ECLOs, hospital based optometrists and any other interested professionals. It will equip delegates to offer patients with nystagmus the most up-to-date service in terms of diagnosis, treatment, information and support.
Among the speakers will be Professor Chris Harris of the University of Plymouth, consultant ophthalmologist Mr Jay Self of the University of Southampton and members of the Leicester and Cardiff nystagmus research teams.
The programme will cover early onset (aka infantile or congenital) nystagmus and its diagnosis (including the prospect of a new post-natal genetic test), electrophysiology, clinical assessment, treatment and management, plus quality of life for patients.
When & Where
The Nystagmus Network is the oldest and best recognised charity supporting those affected by nystagmus in the UK. Nystagmus is a complex eye condition that is characterised by involuntary movements of the eye. The eyes appear to wobble or flicker from side to side or up and down and it affects around 1 in 500 people.
The charity was founded in 1984 by Vivien Jones after her son was diagnosed with nystagmus when he was three months old, and has grown exponentially from very humble beginnings to the hi-tech digital online presence of today. The Nystagmus Network has been at the forefront in promoting a better understanding of nystagmus as well as leading the way in funding the research to find effective treatments. The charity offers its members the opportunity to get as much information about the condition as possible and through its support services, the Nystagmus Network ensures that after a diagnosis there is somewhere for a family to turn to.