Being arranged at the moment our next fundraising event will be a “STRIKE-ATHON” at Ballarat Bowling Alley on 12th April. A great fun day while raising money for Nystagmus research. WATCH THIS SPACE
There is a new guide, just written, in our documents (members only)named “Understanding the Null Point and how to find it. It is available both in “WORD” and “PDF” formats.
Researchers discover new class of drugs to treat nystagmus eye condition
Published on May 9, 2014 at 1:16 AM ·
In another example of serendipity advancing scientific research, investigators have discovered a new class of drugs to treat an eye condition called nystagmus. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.
After a patient with nystagmus accidentally sprayed a nerve agent in his right eye, later reported “seeing better” and that the “nystagmus was gone.” Vision scientists followed up on this finding by applying the nerve agent to the eyes of sheep dogs with an inherited form of nystagmus. The results suggest that the agent is a safe and effective treatment for the condition.
Nystagmus is an eye condition where the eye suffers from involuntary movement, hindering vision. The drug is believed to interact with the nerves of the eye’s surrounding muscles.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Next year we will be looking at setting up co-ordinators for each state in australia as our membership grows and grows we think it will create local friendships and help local daily life problems of nystagmus this will enable all states to be involved with fundraising and awareness if you think this is a good idea and are interested please e.mail us
NEWS FLASH I have been reliabily informed that this has been developed into eye drops and that clinical trials are due to start in the Phillipines