Friday, May 12, 2017

Dr. Michael Dyer and Memphis Center For Independent Living On First May Show

Dr. Michael Dyer (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memphis, TN)
The Memphis Center for Independent Living (Memphis, TN)

Dr. Michael Dyer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute explains how different types of stem cells show different levels of effectiveness in treating retinal degeneration.

Then, the Memphis Center for Independent Living's Christina Clift goes over the programs and activities offered by the center.

5/13/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fuchs Dystrophy and Clovernook On April 29-30 Show

Dr. George McKie (National Eye Institute)

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Memphis, TN)

Dr. George McKie of the National Eye Institute talks about Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy, which results in corneal swelling in the eye.

Then, Lynn Tune of Memphis's Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired explains the programs, activities, and opportunities provided by the center.

4/29/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Secondary Cataract and TN Association of Blind Athletes On April 22 - 23 Show

Dr. Houmam Araj (National Eye Institute)

Dr. Houmam Araj of the National Eye Institute talks about the significance of molecular growth factor TGF-beta in secondary cataract, which can be a complication of cataract surgery.

Then, Curtis Tillman discusses the activities and programs provided by the Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes including bowling and goalball.

4/22/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Preserving Photoreceptors in Mice, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Women's Eye Health On March 25-26 Show

Dr. Anand Swaroop (National Eye Institute -Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Suber Huang (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD & Retina Center of Ohio - South Euclid, OH)

Drs. Anand Swaroop and Zhijian Wu of the National Eye Institute explain how silencing the gene, Nrl, can save certain photoreceptors in mice.

Then, Dr. Suber Huang of the NEI discusses diabetic retinopathy and women's eye health.

3/25/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Low Vision and KNFB Reader For Windows 10 On March 11 - 12 Show

Dr. Mark Wilkinson (University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA)

KNFB Reader

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine's Dr. Mark Wilkinson discusses low vision and vision rehabilitation services.

Then, the National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen explains the KNFB Reader, a text recognition app, which is available for Windows 10.

3/11/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Prism Glasses and NFB BELL Academy on Feb. 25-26 Show

Dr. Eli Peli (Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA)

Dr. Eli Peli of Harvard Medical School explains how multiplexing prism glasses could help those afflicted with tunnel vision.

The Memphis Center for Independent Living's Christina Clift previews the Memphis NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy for children coming up in June.

2/25/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dangers of Laundry Detergent Pods and AMD Drug, AXT107, On 1st February Show

Dr. R. Sterling Haring (Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD)

Dr. Peter Campochiaro (Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD)

Two guests from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore are featured on this week's show.  Dr. R. Sterling Haring explains the dangers of ocular burns that laundry detergent pods pose to toddlers.

Then, Dr. Peter Campochiaro talks about the experimental drug, AXT107, whose increased times between necessary injection might improve the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.

2/18/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dr. Ethan Rossi and Melissa Balbach on Jan. 28-29 Show

Dr. Ethan Rossi, Ph. D. - University of Pittsburgh,  Pittsburgh, PA)

The University of Pittsburgh's Dr. Ethan Rossi discusses how a new imaging technique that can better identify troublesome retinal ganglion cells that can cause glaucoma.

Then, Independent Living's Melissa Balbach goes over low vision keyboards and large print stickers that can be placed on keys.

1/28/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dr. S.S. Iyengar and Dr. James Tsai On First 2017 Show

Dr. S.S. Iyengar (Florida International University, Miami, FL)

Dr. James Tsai (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, NY)

On our first 2017 show, Dr. S.S. Iyengar of Florida International University in Miami discusses an implantable device that patients could use to monitor their own intraocular pressure.  

Then, Dr. James Tsai of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary talks about glaucoma, new treatments, an lifestyle changes that could help prevent the disease.

1/21/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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