What is national nystagmus day?
International Nystagmus Awareness Day on June 20th brings attention to a condition that can cause severe vision problems among other concerns. The day aims to bring tools, resources, and opportunities for education to the forefront.
How many people are affected by nystagmus?
Nystagmus has an incidence rate of at least 1 in 1,000 people in the general population and is the most common form of visual impairment among school aged children. The condition affects both men and women, although some forms of nystagmus, such as X-linked infantile nystagmus may be more common in boys.
What is congenital nystagmus?
Idiopathic congenital nystagmus is defined as conjugated, spontaneous and involuntary ocular oscillations that appear at birth or during the first three months of life. This nystagmus persists throughout life. The frequency is estimated to 1 in 1500 births.
What is nystagmus fatigue?
Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements. These movements often result in reduced vision and depth perception and can affect balance and coordination. These involuntary eye movements can occur from side to side, up and down, or in a circular pattern.
When is nystagmus Awareness Day, 20 June?
On Nystagmus Awareness Day, 20 June, the quiz promises to be our biggest and best yet. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. So what are you waiting for? Get everyone signed up now! Nystagmus is … Our fabulous new publication, Nystagmus is …, inspired by the wonderful Roger, will be launched on Nystagmus Awareness Day 2020.
How does the Nystagmus Network help the UK?
Every pound you raise or donate helps the Nystagmus Network support our research teams across the UK to investigate this hugely complex condition, to find better diagnosis, treatments and continue to work towards prevention and cure.
Which is the best month for eye awareness?
1 Vision Awareness Month 2 World Blindness Awareness Month 3 Meet the Blind Month 4 World Sight Day (second Thursday of October) 5 October 5: World Teachers’ Day (UNESCO) 6 October 15: White Cane Day 7 October 15: Blind Americans Equality Day 8 Week (dates may change): National Braille Week 9 Home Eye Safety Month