Thursday, December 30, 2010

January 1 Podcast Up and Ready

Dr. Melinda Duncan

On the first 2011 Eye on Vision show, we'll have
Dr. Melinda Duncan of the University of Delaware discussing a possible cause of cataracts in mice.

We'll also have Dusty Voorhees of
Freedom Scientific explaining the SARA CE, which is the camera edition of the screening and reading appliance.

Friday, December 3, 2010

December 4 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Mohammad Rafieetary
(Photo: Charles Retina Institute)

On the first new December show, the first guest is Jennifer Gamble discussing the statewide activities of Prevent Blindness Tennessee.

The second guest is Dr. Mohammad Rafieetary of Charles Retina Institute talking about diabetic retinopathy and the increasing number of cases of the disease.

Friday, November 19, 2010

November 20 Show Up and Ready

ForeseeHome AMD Monitor

Darren Burton

On the second November show, we'll have Garrett O'Connell of Notal Vision in St. Louis discussing the ForeseeHome AMD Monitor, which can be used by patients to send test results to physicians over a secure online connection.

Then, Darren Burton of AFB Tech in Huntington, West Virginia, makes a return trip to discuss his accessibility study of the Amazon Kindle 3 to those with visual impairment.

Friday, November 5, 2010

First November Podcast Up and Ready

SmartView 360
(Courtesy of Humanware)

On the first November Eye on Vision show, the guests include Dr. Henry Klassen of the University of California-Irvine talking about a grant that will be used to fund stem cell research in the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Dr. Pradeep Ramulu of Johns Hopkins University explains why the number of retinal procedures being performed have increased since 1997.

The last guest is Humanware's Vinnie Rappa discussing the SmartView 360, which is a magnifier that features a camera that can be put in three different positions.

Friday, October 22, 2010

October 23 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Budd Tucker

Maggie (from Bierley)

On our third new October show, we'll have founder, Henry Lindeman. talking about the activities of School Advocates for Vision and Education (SAVE), which serves Shelby County Schools students.

Also on the show is Rich Yamane of Bierley Associates, Inc. discussing the Explora, Explora Plus, and Maggie.

Finally, the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences' Dr. Budd Tucker explains the hurdles involved in applying stem cell therapies to retinal diseases.

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 9 Podcast Up and Ready

Dr. Philip Rosenfeld
(Image from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute)

On our second new October show, the first guest is the National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen discussing a new partnership between eBay and NFB to make eBay more accessible to those with visual impairment.

The second guest is Dr. Philip Rosenfeld of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami explaining how soliris, a drug used for a rare blood disorder, could possibly be used to macular degeneration.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dr. Terri Young

Dr. Steven Levy

On this week's Eye on Vision, we'll have Duke's Dr. Terri Young discussing the significance of the RASGRF1 gene in caucasians with myopia.

Also, Dr. Steven Levy of The Acoma Group in Ridgefield, CT, explains subretinal placement of adult stem cells in the treatment of eye diseases at the XCell-Center in Germany.

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 11 Podcast Is Now Ready

Dr. George Williams

On the first September show, Dr. George Williams of William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, discusses the implantable eye telescope that could be used to treat those with macular degeneration.

Also, Michaela Minichello, a student at the University of Dayton, discusses genetic research in aniridia, which is the absence of the iris, and Columbia University student Kara Fields explains research regarding the role of genes in the formation of cataracts.

Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20 Podcast Now Ready

BrailleNote Apex 32

Dr. Khalid Lafdi

On the second new August show, we have Humanware's Mike Tindell discussing the latest notetaker called the BrailleNote Apex.

We also have the University of Dayton Research Institute's Dr. Khalid Lafdi explaining how "fuzzy fiber" derived from carbon can be used in drainage tubes for glaucoma patients.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 26 and July 3 Podcast Ready

Dr. Muna Naash

Darren Burton

Dr. Ronald Klein

On the June 26 show, we had the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's Dr. Muna Naash discussing how non-viral gene therapy could possibly help those with retinitis pigmentosa.

Darren Burton of AFB Tech reviewed his product evaluation of the accessibility of Droid cell phones with Android operating systems.

On the July 3 show, Darren Burton of AFB Tech is back to discuss the accessibility of Apple's iPad to those with visual impairment.

Then, Dr. Ronald Klein of the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Medicine and Public Health explains the results of a study attempting to determine the risk factors for age-related macular degeneration among the younger population.

June 26 Podcast

July 3 Podcast

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Late June 12 Podcast Ready

Victor Reader Stream

On the June 12 show, we had Humanware's Gerry Chevalier discussing the Victor Reader Stream, Companion software, and SoftPak software.

Then, Baptist Health Care's Cynthia Allen explained a partnership between Baptist and New York's Davis Vision that will provide free eye care screenings to the homeless.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Late May 22 Podcast Up Finally

Ken Tobin

Dr. Neil Bressler

Okay, it's late, but the second new May Eye on Vision show is now up.

The guests on this show include Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ken Tobin discussing the TRIAD network that will be able to send digital retinal images electronically from primary care physicians to ophthalmologists, and Dr. Neil Bressler of Johns Hopkins University explaining diabetic macular edema and a drug commonly known as Lucentis (ranibizumab).

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dr. Brian Brooks

Dr. Frank Amthor

On the first (finally) new May show, we have a repeat visit from Dr. Brian Brooks of the National Eye Institute discussing retinopathy of prematurity and ETROP.

Also, from the Heart of Dixie, we have the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Dr. Frank Amthor explaining a visual prosthesis that uses microelectrode arrays to stimulate retinal ganglion cells.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 24 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Anuj Chauhan

Dr. Anand Swaroop

On the third new April show, the guest lists include Dr. Anuj Chauhan of the University of Florida explaining ophthalmic contact lenses that can deliver vitamin E directly to the eye.

Also included is Dr. Anand Swaroop of the National Eye Institute discussing three genes newly associated with age-related macular degeneration.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 17 Podcast Now Up and Ready


Pearl Portable Reading Camera

On the second new April show, Freedom Scientific's Dusty Voorhees discusses OpenBook 9, the latest version of the scanning and reading software and the Pearl Portable Reading Camera that can be used in conjunction with OpenBook 9.

Then, International Stem Cell Corporation's Bill Adams explains research into developing retinal epithelial cells from parthenogenetic stem cells.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Podcast Ready for April 3

Darren Burton

Marc Winchester

On the first new show April, we'll have AFB Tech's Darren Burton back for a product evaluation involving the Victor Reader Stream, Plextalk PTP1, and GW Micro Booksense.

Then, Digital Healthcare's Marc Winchester discusses the increased use of the Retasure Retinal Imaging System, which primary care physicians can use to send retinal images to eye care professionals.

4/3 Podcast Below

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 20 Podcast Is Ready

Bronwen Scott

Darren Burton

For our second new March show, we'll have Sydney, Australia's Bronwen Scott discussing how early introduction to use of the long cane can assist children with visual impairment.

Then, AFB Tech's Darren Burton details his product evaluation of the Amazon Kindle II and Sony Reader digital audio players.

3/20 Podcast Below

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 13 Podcast Now Ready

Kelly O'Neill

Dr. Stephen Tsang

On the March 13 show, we'll have Kelly O'Neill of Optelec discussing the 1X Clearview HD+ video magnifier and the Compact Mini, and a collaboration with ShopLowVision and the Foundation Fighting Blindness called VisionZone.

Also, Columbia University Medical Center's Dr. Stephen Tsang explains how embryonic stem cells were used to replace damaged retinal cells to restore sight in mice.

3/13 Podcast Below

Friday, February 19, 2010

Podcast Ready for 2nd February Show

Dr. Susanne Mohr

Dr. Monique Roy
(Photographer: Dan Katz)

On the 2nd new February show, the guest list includes Dr. Susanne Mohr, associate professor of physiology at Michigan State University, discussing how proteins siah-1 and GAPDH can lead to diabetic retinopathy.

The second guest will be Dr. Monique Roy of Newark's University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey explaining how increased caloric and sodium intake can lead to an increased risk of diabetic retinopathy in African-Americans.

2/27 Podcast

Thursday, February 18, 2010

First New February Podcast of 2010

Dr. Glen Steele

Mark Underwood

For the first new February show, we'll have the Southern College of Optometry's Dr. Glen Steele discussing the InfantSee program, which provides eye examinations for infants between the ages of six and twelve months.

Then, Mark Underwood of Quincy Bioscience will explain how dying retinal cells could be a warning sign for developing Alzheimer's Disease.

2/20 Podcast

Janet Sides - New Host of Eye on Vision

Janet Sides

Janet Sides is the new host of Eye on Vision. She has been a volunteer at WYPL since 1999. She has now read a grand total of 50 books for the WYPL broadcast radio reading service. We are very happy to have her as the new host of the program.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Third January Podcast of 2010

Dr. Anne Coleman

Dr. Stephen Foster

On our third new January show, we'll have UCLA's Dr. Anne Coleman of the Jules Stein Eye Institute discussing how older women who smoke are at greater risk for developing age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Dr. Stephen Foster of the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution explains the different manifestations of uveitis and its various treatments.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Second New Show of 2010

Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni

On the second new show of 2010, we'll have Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni of the National Eye Institute discussing the effect of both omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids on the development of retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic retinopathy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First New Show of 2010

Dr. Vinit Mahajan

Dr. Daniel Palanker

On the first show of 2010, we'll have the University of Iowa's Dr. Vinit Mahajan discussing a newly discovered inherited retinal disease.

Also, Stanford's Dr. Daniel Palanker explains the Optoelectronic Retinal Prosthesis, which is implanted under the retina.

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