Thursday, October 3, 2019

Vital Vitamins' Importance on Vision and Clovernook's Reopening and Activities On October 6 Show

Dr. Andrew Lee (Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX)

Clovernook Center For The Blind and Visually Impaired (Memphis, TN)

Dr. Andrew Lee, a neuro-ophthalmologist at Houston Methodist Hospital explains how the inclusion or exclusion of vital nutrients in your diets can be beneficial or harmful for eye health.

Then, Stephanie Jones of Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Memphis discusses the center's coming reopening, activities, and White Cane Awareness Day on October 15.

10/6/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Web Content Accessiblity Guidelines and Experimental Retinal Implant For Dry Form Of AMD

Glenda Sims (Deque Systems - Herndon, VA)

Dr. Amir Kashani (University of Southern California - Los Angeles)

Glenda Sims of Deque Systems in Herndon, Virginia, discusses a report that exposes the relative inaccessibility of the internet to those with visual impairment and official Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Then, Dr. Amir Kashani of the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute explains an experimental stem cell retinal implant that could potentially treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

9/22/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Eye Bonds Bill and Tri-State Adaptive Sports Association On September 15 Show

Ben Shaberman (Foundation Fighting Blindness - Columbia, MD)

Tri-State Adaptive Sports Association (Memphis, TN)

Ben Shaberman of The Foundation Fighting Blindness discusses the Eye Bonds bill which, if passed, would fund translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and other eye conditions.

Curtis Tillman talks about the programs and mission of the Tri-State Adaptive Sports Association (TASA) and the activities scheduled on October 5, National Blind Sports Day, at Marion Hale Community Center, on 4791 Willow Road in Memphis.

9/15/2019 Podcast (Click Link Below)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Visual Cortical Prosthesis System and Football Helmet With Tinted Visor On August 18 Show

Dr. Nader Pouratian (UCLA - Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. Kathy Weise (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

UCLA's Dr. Nader Pouratian explains a visual cortical prosthesis system that can restore visual perception to those who are blind.

Then, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Dr. Kathy Weise discusses a football helmet with a special tinted visor that allows students with extreme light sensitivity the chance to play high school football in the state of Alabama.

8/18/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 2, 2019

Marty Schultz and ObjectiveEd On August 4 Show

Marty Schultz - ObjectiveEd

Marty Schultz, president of ObjectiveEd, explains how its massive array of video games are used to motivate students with disabilities to master skills and lessons both at home and in the regular education classroom.  Progress can be monitored by teachers and parents on a web dashboard.

8/4/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 19, 2019

NEI's Dr. Bevil Conway and University of Rochester's Colleen Schneider on July 21 Show

Dr. Bevil Conway (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Colleen Scheider (University of Rochester - Rochester, NY)

The National Eye Institute's Dr. Bevil Conway discusses how the brain's visual system is more sensitive to the color of faces than to the colors of other things or objects.

Then, the University of Rochester's Colleen Schneider talks about how strokes can affect vision and surprising areas of vision that could potentially be restored that have intact connections between the eye and brain following strokes.

7/21/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 12, 2019

Myopia and Glaucoma On July 14 Show

Dr. Michele Andrews (CooperVision)

Dr. Sylvia Groth (Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Nashville, TN)

Dr. Michele Andrews of CooperVision discusses myopia, its treatments, and how myopia affects children.

Dr. Sylvia Groth of Nashville's Vanderbilt Eye Institute talks about glaucoma, its traditional treatments, and new neuroprotection research.

7/14/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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