changing the face of epilepsy treatment
An additional aspect to our genomics research is to look at the face shapes of people with epilepsy using 3D facial imaging cameras. From previous studies, we know that certain facial characteristics, although subtle, can indicate certain types of epilepsy.
With these new cameras and accompanying equipment, we will have the tools to combine 3D facial images with genetic information from large groups of people with epilepsy. This will give us further information on each type of epilepsy, enhance patient care through improved diagnosis and help us to gain further understanding in the genetic development of brain structures.
We need your help
Donate to our JustGiving campaign and help us purchase 3D facial imaging cameras that we'll need to embark on this project. 3D facial imaging, combined with a genomics test, will bring people closer to personalised treatment.
One 3D imaging camera and equipment costs £23,000. If you're able to contribute, you will be part of the future of more accurate diagnosis and consequently more effective treatment. Any donation, however large or small, will make a difference to the lives of people with epilepsy.