Friday, August 28, 2015

Dr. Byron Lam, Dr. Rachel Caspi, and Dr. Reiko Horai On August 29-30 Show

Dr. Byron Lam (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, FL)

Dr. Rachel Caspi (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Byron Lam of the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute discusses how the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System assists those with severe retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Dr. Rachel Caspi and Dr. Reiko Horai of the National Eye Institute explain a possible relationship between bacteria in the gut and the cause of autoimmune uveitis.

8/29/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sharon McConnell Dickerson Special Guest On August 8 Show

Sharon McConnell-Dickerson (Como, Mississippi)

Sharon McConnell Dickerson talks about how she has dealt with uveitis to become an accomplished sculptor, who has become best known for her lifecasts of famous musicians.

8/8/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Gang Luo and Dr. Edward Chaum on August 1-2 Show

Dr. Gang Luo (Schepens Eye Research Institute - Boston, MA)

Dr. Edward Chaum (University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN)

Harvard Medical School and Schepens Eye Research Institute's Dr. Gang Luo explains how a pocket-sized collision warning device in development can help those with extreme visual impairment.

Then, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Dr. Edward Chaum goes over his collaborative research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory concerning a nanoplatform, that can better look like cellular changes in the eye that lead to macular degeneration.  The research is funded by a grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

8/1/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dr. Wai Wong and Wicab's Brainport V100 Featured On July 18-19 Show

Dr. Wai Wong (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Brainport V100 (Wicab, Inc. - Middleton, WI)

The National Eye Institute's Dr. Wai Wong discusses how microglia attack both damaged and dead photoreceptors and their effect on retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Wicab, Inc.'s Robert Beckman talks about the Brainport V100, which uses a video camera to send electronic stimuli to the tongue to be interpreted as visual signals.

7/18/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Achromatopsia, Southerners' Risk Of Vision Loss On July 4 Show

Dr. Jonathan Lin (University of California - San Diego - San Diego, CA)

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Melissa Moore (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Jonathan Lin of the University of California - San Diego discusses achromatopsia, a condition that results in vision in only black and white, and a mutation in a gene called ATF6.

Then, Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore of Eyewear Gallery of Memphis go over Southerners' risk of vision loss, ultraviolet protection of sunglasses, and proper diet for eye health.

7/4/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Aaron Harris - Nutrition and Eye Health On June 27-28 Show

Aaron Harris (Memphis Eye Clinic - Memphis, TN)
Aaron Harris, practice manager and certified nutrition specialist at Memphis Eye Clinic, discusses how dietary habits can affect eye health.

6/27/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Human Retinal Progenitor Cells, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Dr. Henry Klassen on June 20-21 Show

Dr. Henry Klassen (University of California - Irvine - Irvine, CA)

The lone guest is Dr. Henry Klassen of the University of California - Irvine discussing how specific stem cells, called human retinal progenitor cells, are going to be used in clinical trials, for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa.

6/20/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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