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)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Childhood Solid Tumor Network and Sony 7 HD Video Magnifier on First September Show

Dr. Michael Dyer (St. Jude Children's Research Institute - Memphis, TN)
Sony 7 HD Plus Handheld Plus Video Magnifier (Baum USA - Methuen, MA)
Dr. Michael Dyer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discusses the Childhood Solid Tumor Network, which helps with pediatric cancers including retinoblastoma.

 Then, David Bradburn of Baum USA in Methuen, Massachusetts, explains the workings of the Sony 7 HD Plus Handheld Plus Video Magnifier, with integrated optical character recognition and text-to-speech software 9/9/2017 Podcast (Click Below)

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Guidelines for Eye Exams and Zebrafish Gene for Retinal Regeneration on August 12-13 Show

Dr. Andrea Thau

Dr. Tom Reh (University of Washington - Seattle)

Dr. Andrea Thau, former president of the American Optometric Association, explains the importance of new guidelines for comprehensive eye exams. Maria Garcia talks about how those new guidelines for such exams were responsible for the diagnosis for her daughter's brain tumor.

Then, Dr. Tom Reh, of the University of Washington discusses how the gene, ASCl1, natively found in zebrafish, can lead to retinal regeneration in mice.  Dr. Reh also talks about ways to stop the regeneration process from being inhibited.

8/12/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Greyhound Web Site Lawsuit and Dr. Steve Charles On August 5-6 Show

Dr. Steve Charles (Charles Retina Institute - Memphis, TN)

The National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen's discusses a lawsuit filed by the NFB of California against Greyhound over the lack of accessibility of the bus company's website.

Dr. Steve Charles of Memphis's Charles Retina Institute explains five rare eye disorders:  sickle cell retinopathy, radiation retinopathy, optic neuritis, macular telangiectasia, and familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR).


8/5/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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