Friday, June 1, 2018

Retinal Prosthesis with Photovoltaic Cells, Myopia Study, and App For Parents of Visually Impaired On June 3 Show

Dr. Daniel Palanker (Stanford University - Stanford, CA)

Dr. Marie Bodack (Southern College Of Optometry - Memphis, TN)

Karla Antonelli (Mississippi State University NRTC - Starkville, MS)

Stanford University's Dr. Daniel Palanker discusses a retinal prosthesis that uses photovoltaic cells in conjunction with a pair of goggles.

Southern College of Optometry's Dr. Marie Bodack talks about myopia and the CHAMP study, which evaluates the effectiveness of two different doses of an investigational eye drop in children.

Karla Antonelli of Mississippi State University's NRTC explains an app in development for youth with visual impairment and their parents.

6/4/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

National Federation Of The Blind Of Tennessee On May 20 Show

National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee

Christina Clift of the National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee discusses the organization's activities, programs, and legislative efforts.

May 20 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Macrophages and Employee Mentoring Program For The Blind on May 13 Show

Jonathan Lin (Washington University College of Medicine - St. Louis, MO)

Karla Antonelli (Mississippi State University NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision - Starkville, MS)

Jonathan Lin of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains how immune cells, known as macrophages, as they age, have a link to age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Karla Antonelli of the Mississippi State University National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision details the results of an employment mentoring project for college students who are blind.

5/13/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 4, 2018

U.S. Currency Reader Program and Tennessee Blind Veterans Association On May 6 Program

Len Olijar (U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Washington, D.C.)

Len Olijar of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing discussing the U.S. Currency Reader Program, which provides iBill talking banknote identifiers to eligible U.S. citizens and national residents.

Then, Calvin Poole talks about the activities and programs provided by the Tennessee region of the Blind Veterans Association.

5/6/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Myopia and NuEyes Smartglasses On March 4 Show

Dr. Andrew Pucker (University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL)

NuEyes (Newport Beach, CA)


Dr. Andrew Pucker of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry discusses myopia, its causes, its treatments, and the UAB Myopia Control Clinic.

Then, Regina Chatman details NuEyes, hands free electronic screen reading smartglasses for those with visual impairment. (Stephen Usery engineered the Chatman interview.)

3/4/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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)

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