Friday, January 26, 2018

Dr. Vikki Weake and Dr. Curtis Brandt On Jan. 28 Show

Dr. Vikki Weake, Ph. D. (Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN)

Dr. Curtis Brandt (University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI)

Purdue University's Dr. Vikki Weake explains why blue light kills photoreceptors in fruit flies and what that could mean for research in human retinal diseases.

Dr. Curtis Brandt of the University of Wisconsin-Madison goes over experimental gene transfer techniques that could improve the treatment of glaucoma.

1/28/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hydrogel For Battle Wounds And Plextalk Pocket On Christmas Eve Show

Dr. John Whalen (University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute - Los Angeles)

Plextalk Linio Pocket (Plextalk - Culver City, CA)

Dr. John Whalen of the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute discusses a hydrogel that can be used to treat eye injuries on the battlefield.

Then, Bob Smith explains the functions of both the Plextalk Pocket and the Plextalk Linio Pocket, which are both portable DAISY mp3 player and voice recorders.


12/24/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sunu Band and Focus 40 Blue Braille Display On December 9-10 Show

Sunu Band

Freedom Scientific Focus 40 Blue Braille Display

Fernando Albertorio explains the Sunu band, which uses a sonar sensor and haptic feedback to let the wearer know where things are.


Then, Jonathan Mosen discusses the fifth generation of Freedom Scientific's Focus 40 Blue Braille Display.

12/9/2017 Podcast (Click Link Below)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Viewfinders For The Colorblind and 3-D Retinal Organoid Challenge On Nov. 12 Show

Kevin Triplett (Tennessee Department of Tourist Development - Nashville, TN)
Dr. Erin Lavik (University of Maryland - Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD)

Commissioner Kevin Triplett of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development discusses special viewfinders that allow those who are colorblind to experience the amazing beauty of three different sites located in east Tennessee.

 Then, Dr. Erin Lavik of the University of Maryland - Baltimore County talks about her winning proposal in the National Eye Institute's 3-D Retinal Organoid Challenge, which is an initiative that seeks to design human retinas from stem cells.

 11/11/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Jordy and Myopia On October 28 - 29 Show

Jordy (Enhanced Vision - Huntington Beach, CA)

Dr. Jeffrey Walline (Ohio State University - Columbus)

Marc Stenzel of Enhanced Vision discusses the Jordy, which is a battery operated fully portable magnification system that can be worn like a pair of glasses.  

Then, Ohio State University College of Optometry's Dr. Jeffrey Walline talks about myopia and the increasing rate of it in recent decades.

10/28/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dr. Henry Kaplan and Dr. Subba Gollamudi On Oct. 21-22 Show

Dr. Henry Kaplan (University of Louisville - Louisville, KY)

Dr. Subba Gollamudi (Eye Specialty Group - Memphis, TN)

The University of Louisville's Dr. Henry Kaplan discusses how restoring glucose to dormant cone photoreceptors could be a key in treating retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Dr. Subba Gollamudi of Eye Specialty Group in Memphis talks about age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and the Centrasight implantable miniature telescope treatment.

10/21/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dr. Ines Lains and Dr. Iqbal Ahmad On Sept.23-24 Show

Dr. Ines Lains (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Boston, MA)

Dr. Iqbal Ahmad (University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE)

Dr. Ines Lains of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston explains how a technique known as metabolomics involving lipid biomarkers in the blood, can lead to earlier diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Iqbal Ahmad of the University of Nebraska Medical Center talks about how retinal ganglion cells derived from stem cells look different from donors that have glaucoma versus those that do not have glaucoma.

9/23/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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