Wednesday, March 11, 2020

OrCam's Assistive Technology Products and Dicer Enzyme To Possibly Treat Dry and Wet AMD On March 15 Show

OrCam MyEye 2

OrCam MyEye 2

Dr. Brad Gelfand (University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA)


OrCam's Rafi Fischer discusses the company's wearable assistive technology products such as the OrCam MyEye 2 and the OrCam MyReader 2.

Dr. Brad Gelfand of the University of Virginia Center for Advanced Visual Science explains how the Dicer enzyme could possibly be the key to a treatment for both the wet and dry forms of age-related macular degeneration.


3/15/2020 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

PRIMA Wireless Retinal Implant and Muller Glia In Zebrafish For Retinal Regeneration On March 1 Show

Dr. Joseph Martel (University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA)

Dr. James G. Patton (Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Joseph Martel of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology discusses the PRIMA wireless retinal device that can restore partial vision to those afflicted with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. James G. Patton of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine explains how Muller glia can restore vision in zebrafish and research into how Muller glia in humans could possibly someday accomplish the same task.

3/1/2020 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

ViewPlus Products and Brain Pressure's Effects On Glaucoma On February 23 Show

ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. (Corvallis, OR)

Dr. Chris Passaglia (University of South Florida - Tampa, FL)

CEO Dan Gardner of ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. talks about the company's many Braille embossers, its audio graphing calculator, and software products.

Then, Dr. Chris Passaglia of the University of South Florida's Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering discusses how brain pressure in tandem with eye pressure affects glaucoma and the Ocular Neuroscience and Neuroengineering Lab.

2/23/2020 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hadley Educational Resources and Knoxville Native Overcoming RP on February 2 Show

Hadley (Winnetka, IL)

Chad Foster (Red Hat - Raleigh, NC)

Joan Jaeger of Hadley of Winnetka, Illinois, discusses many of Hadley's online educational resources, such as discussion groups, podcasts, and instructional videos.

Then, Knoxville native, Chad Foster, talks about overcoming blindness from retinitis pigmentosa to graduate from Harvard Business School and work for Red Hat, the world's largest open source software company.

2/2/2020 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Stem Cell-Derived Therapy To Treat Dry AMD and Retinal Tears On January 26 Show

Dr. Angela Bosjolie (ReFocus Eye Health - Bloomfield, CT)

Dr. Kapil Bharti (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Angela Bosjolie of ReFocus Eye Health in Bloomfield, Connecticut discusses the retina, retinal tears, and the recent eye injury suffered by Today show host, Savannah Guthrie.

Dr. Kapil Bharti of the National Eye Institute explains a clinical trial that uses patient-derived stem cells to replace dying cells in the retina to in an effort to treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

1/26/2020 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Blue Light's Effect On Eye and Sleep Patterns, Poor Diet Leading To Late Stage AMD

Dr. Phillip Yuhas (Ohio State University - Columbus, OH)

Dr. Amy Millen (University of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY)

Dr. Phillip Yuhas of the Ohio State University College of Optometry talks about blue light's true effect on the eye and sleep patterns.


Then, the University of Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health's Dr. Amy Millen explains how a diet high in red meat and fried food can lead to an increased risk of developing late stage age-related macular degeneration.

1/19/2020 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 20, 2019

Low Vision's Impact On Healthy Lifestyles and A Molecular Mechanism As A Key To Understanding Glaucoma On December 22 Show

Dr. Laura Dreer (University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL)

Dr. Nicholas Delamere (University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ)

Dr. Laura Dreer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences discusses a grant that will explore low vision's effect on healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Then, the University of Arizona Head of Physiology's Dr. Nick Delamere explains how a molecular mechanism might regulate pressure in the eye as a key in treating glaucoma.

12/22/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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