Southampton is established as one of only three dedicated eye movement clinics in the UK, receiving referrals from many other Hospitals throughout the UK.
An update on research
Southampton has established itself as one of the leading nystagmus research groups in the UK, led by Mr Jay Self. One of only three dedicated eye movement clinics in the UK referrals are received from other UK hospitals. At the start of Jay's work no nystagmus causing genes had been identified and few groups were looking at this particular eye disease. Jay's research team have put together a short video explaining some of their current research.
Jay and his clinical/academic colleague Helena Lee are both delighted to act as ambassadors for David Katz who is promoting his work with nystagmus patients through the David Katz Foundation. Please see his inspirational video here
Mrs M H Nicholas generously left her estate to be used to 'cure blindness' in children. Paediatric eye research in Southampton has been given a huge boost from this amazing gift. Because of her forethought we have been able to employ staff and purchase equipment to help current paediatric patients and to increase the speed with which research can be initiated. Her kindness will be remembered by us all.
Daniel Osborne, one of our clinical research orthoptists in Southampton Eye Unit, has been awarded a 2019 HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship. This two year grant will enable Dan to move towards studying for a PhD once his fellowship is completed. Dan says that his desire to undertake research was prompted by the funding provided through Gift of Sight and from the encouragement and support from really active clinical research colleagues . We'll look forward to watching Dan's progress and this proves the worth of fabulous philanthropic gifts.
Jay Self, who is both a clinician and an academic, leads the children's research team. His current projects are designed to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of diseases which particularly affect young children. If you would like to help Jay's work please donate to Gift of Sight using the dropdown arrow to locate 'Paediatrics'.
For queries please contact Ailsa in the Gift of Sight office.
For further details of the research undertaken by Mr Jay Self please see his University staff page.