Friday, July 21, 2017

SMILE Procedure and Arrestin-1 Gene Involvement in RP on July 22-23 Show

Dr. Richard Norden (Norden Laser Eye Associates - Ridgewood, NJ)

Dr. Stephen Daiger (University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX)

Dr. Richard Norden of Norden Laser Eye Associates in Ridgewood, New Jersey discusses the minimally invasive laser vision correction procedure called SMILE.

Then, Dr. Stephen Daiger, a professor in the Human Genetics Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, discusses the gene, arrestin-1, that has been linked to retinitis pigmentosa in many Hispanic families in the Southwest.

7/22/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Memphis Paralympics and L-Dopa To Fight AMD On July 8-9 Show

Dr. Brian McKay (University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson)

Curtis Tillman of the Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes tells us about events such as goalball and beep baseball coming up in the Paralympics in Memphis on July 29.

Then, Dr. Brian McKay of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science explains how l-dopa, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, could be vital in the fight against macular degeneration.

7/8/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and VarioUltra, VisioDesk on June 17-18 Show

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

VarioUltra 20/40 Braille Display/Notetaker (Baum USA - Methuen, MA)

VisioDesk Portable HD Video Magnifier (Baum USA - Methuen, MA)

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, certified board internist and creator of the "Cures A-Z" app, tells us about natural therapies.  Some of them can help with eye diseases.

Then, David Bradburn of Baum USA in Methuen, Massachusetts, talks about the VarioUltra Braille display/notetaker and VisioDesk HD portable video magnifier.

6/17/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Getting A Feel for Eclipses Book And SAS Graphics Accelerator On June 10 - 11 Show

Dr. Cassandra Runyon (College of Charleston - Charleston, SC)

Dr. David Hurd (Edinboro University - Edinboro, PA)

Joseph Minafra (NASA SSERVI - Moffett Park, CA)

We hear about the tactile book, "Getting A Feel For Eclipses", from a host of people.  That includes Dr. Cassandra Runyon of the College of Charleston in South Carolina and the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Dr. David Hurd of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, Joseph Minafra of NASA Solar System Exploration Research Institute (SSERVI), and Mariah Williams, a graduate of the College of Charleston.

Ed Summers of SAS in Cary, North Carolina, discusses the Graphics Accelerator, which makes graphs and charts accessible using sonification, screen reading, and tabular data.

6/10/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hamilton Eye Institute's Dr. Aaron Waite and WUSTL's Dr. Rajendra Apte on Memorial Day Show

Dr. Aaron Waite (University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Rajendra Apte (Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO)
Dr. Aaron Waite of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hamilton Eye Institute discusses the rates of microbial keratitis between contact lens wearer and patients that have undergone LASIK.

Then, Dr. Rajendra Apte of Washington University in St. Louis goes over how a protein called, GDF15, might determine the rate of vision loss, in those afflicted with glaucoma.

5/27/2017 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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)

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