Wobbly Wednesday

EYECAN - Jersey Blind Society since 1886

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Wed, 3rd Nov, 2021, 12:00

Nystagmus is characterised by involuntary movement of the eyes, symptomatic of problems with the visual pathway. It causes varying degrees of sight impairment. Nystagmus is often a genetic condition and may be associated with albinism but can also be caused by a number of medical conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma or aniridia. Wobbly Wednesday is your opportunity to learn more about this limiting condition. Nystagmus affects 1 in 1,000 people. It is a form of visual impairment and can occur at any time of life. It is the most common form of visual impairment in school-aged children in the UK. People affected by nystagmus encounter visual problems throughout their lives and need support in education and employment.

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