Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dr. Roberto Manduchi and Dr. Greg Field On November 4 Show

Dr. Roberto Manduchi (University of California - Santa Cruz)

Dr. Greg Field (Duke University - Durham, NC)

Dr. Roberto Manduchi of the University of California - Santa Cruz Jack Baskin School of Engineering explains the development of an iPhone app that will support the development of both path backtracking and map-based wayfinding.

Then, Dr. Greg Field of Duke Department of Neurobiology discusses how the neurons of the retina reprogram themselves in low light to create a kind of night vision.

11/4/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Plastic Tactile 3-D Maps and Mediterranean Diet's Effect On Blindness On October 21 Show

Howard Kaplan (University of South Florida Advanced Visualization Center - Tampa, FL)

Dr. Emily Chew (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Howard Kaplan of the University of South Florida's Advanced Visualization Center explains how 3-D plastic tactile maps are being created using software and a 3-D printer to help students with visual impairment navigate the Tampa campus.

Then, Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute goes over a study that shows how following a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

10/21/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dr. Byron Lam of Miami and Dr. John Laurent of UAB on October 14 Show

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

Dr. John Laurent (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Dr. Byron Lam of the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute talks about the first American patients to undergo the Nightstar gene therapy clinical trial for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Dr. John Laurent of the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Optometry. discusses scleral contact lenses, which are used to treat severely irregularly shaped corneas.

10/14/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Dr. William Beltran and Dr. Joshua Ehrlich On September 30 Show

Dr. William Beltran (University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - Philadelphia)

Dr. Joshua Ehrlich (University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center - Ann Arbor)

Dr. William Beltran of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine talks about a study showing how knocking down and replacing a gene, called rhodopsin, can help treat dogs with retinitis pigmentosa. This treatment could possibly help humans in the future. 

Dr. Joshua Ehrlich of the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center explains the results of a study that shows that black and hispanic older adults do not take advantage of low vision devices as often as white older adults.

9/30/2018 Podcast (Click Link Below)                                             

Friday, August 31, 2018

Tom Perski and IrisVision VR Technology Headset On September 2 Show

IrisVision (Pleasanton, CA)

Tom Perski discusses IrisVision, which is a virtual reality headset system that uses a smartphone to present clear and magnified images to those with visual impairment.

9/2/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Dr. Dong Feng Chen and Dr. Julia Haller On August 26 Show

Dr. Dong Feng Chen (Schepens Eye Research Institute - Boston, MA)

Dr. Julia Haller (Wills Eye Hospital - Philadelphia, PA)

Dr. Dong Feng Chen of Boston's Schepens Eye Research Institute discusses a surprising study that suggests that glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder.

Then, Dr. Julia Haller of Philadelphia's Wills Eye Hospital explains an early feasibility study involving the retinal implant, the Alpha AMS.

8/26/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Menus4All and Resolution of NFB Lawsuit Against Greyhound on August 12 Show

National Federation of the Blind (Baltimore, MD)

Helen Fernety and Stephanie Jones of Menus4All explain how the menu-reading, web-based app assists those with visual impairment make dining choices at restaurants. 

Then, Chris Danielsen of the National Federation of the Blind discusses the resolution of a lawsuit filed against Greyhound regarding the lack of accessibility of the bus company's website.

8/12/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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