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)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Epileptic Children Retaining Visual Perception Following Brain Surgery and Third Phase Of Catalyst For A Cure In Glaucoma Research

Dr. Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA)

Dr. David Calkins (Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN)

Carnegie Mellon University's Dr. Marlene Behrmann explains how epileptic children's brains can rewire themselves to retain visual perception following brain surgery.

 Then, Vanderbilt University's Dr. David Calkins discusses the Glaucoma Research Foundation's Catalyst For A Cure Vision Restoration Initiative. 6/16/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)                                       

Monday, June 3, 2019

Possibility of Lutein-Rich Foods Helping With Eye Disease and Lucia Accessible Mobile Phone

Sarah Francis (Iowa State University - Ames, IA)

Lucia (RAZ Mobility, Vienna, VA)

Sarah Francis, an associate professor of nutrition at Iowa State University goes over studies that show a possible link between lutein-rich foods and a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration and a possible, but not established, link between lutein-rich foods and lower risk of cataracts.

Then, the CEO of RAZ Mobility, Robert Felgar, explains the functions of Lucia, an accessible mobile phone, for those with visual impairment or who are blind.  

6/2/2019 Podcast (Click Link Below)

Friday, May 17, 2019

RetinaScope and EyeArt Combine For Earlier Detection Of Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Yannis Paulus (University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center - Ann Arbor, MI)

Michael Aaberg (University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center - Ann Arbor, MI)

Dr. Yannis Paulus, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and Michael Aaberg, research assistant, at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center discuss a smartphone software platform called RetinaScope, which works with an artificial intelligence software platform called EyeArt to provide quick and accurate detection of diabetic retinopathy

5/19/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 3, 2019

LS&S Products and Study On Treatment On Diabetic Macular Edema On Those With Good Vision

Dr. Carl W. Baker (L) (Paducah Retinal Center - Paducah, KY)

Big Larry LED Flashlight

COIL Hi Power LED Hand Magnifier 3.0x/8.0D

Big Eye Floor Lamp

Melissa Balbach of LS&S Products goes over Big Eye Lamps, LED magnifiers, and Larry lights.

Dr. Carl W. Baker of Paducah Retinal Center in Kentucky discusses the results of a study that compares the effectiveness of watchful waiting, injecting Eylea, and laser photocoagulation in treating those with diabetic macular edema that still have good vision.

5/5/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Presbyopia and The Braille Me Braille Display On April 17 Show

Dr. Susan Resnick (Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry)

Braille Me (Innovision)

Dr. Susan Resnick, an optometrist and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, discusses presbyopia, which is the gradual loss of the eyes' ability to focus on nearby objects as they age, and a survey that shows many do not understand the eye condition.

Karl Belanger, nonvisual accessibility analyst for the National Federation of the Blind, gives his analysis of Innovision's twenty-cell Braille display called the Braille Me.

4/21/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

U.S. Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty and Discussion of Code Jumper On March 24 Show

Chris Danielsen (National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore, MD)

Craig Meador (L) (American Printing House for the Blind - Louisville, KY)

The National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen details the United States ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, which limits copyright restrictions on the reproduction of materials in accessible forms to those who are blind or visually impaired.

Then, president Craig Meador of American Printing House for the Blind explains Code Jumper, which uses a hub, pods, plugs, and cords, to teach students about computer coding.

3/24/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Brain Blending Signals From Both Eyes and Finding Culprit Gene For Pigmentary Glaucoma On March 10 Show

Dr. Alex Maier (Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Michael Walter (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Vanderbilt University's Dr. Alex Maier explains new research into how and when the brain blends signals from both eyes into one and how that could possibly change how amblyopia is treated.

Then, the University of Alberta's Dr. Michael Walter talks about pigmentary glaucoma and how a culprit gene, PMEL, was identified.

3/10/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Research Seeking Out Genes and Genetic Variants Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Anand Swaroop (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Anand Swaroop of the National Eye Institute goes over research that seeks out genes and genetic variants linked to age-related macular degeneration and a database of retinal gene expression, known as EyeGex.

2/23/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy Patch and Eltrinex V12Pro Digital Recorder On February 10 Show

Dr. Kapil Bharti (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Eltrinex V12Pro Talking Digital Voice Recorder

Dr. Kapil Bharti of the National Eye Institute discusses a stem cell eye therapy patch tested in pigs that could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Melissa Balbach of LS&S Products in Buffalo, New York, explains the Eltrinex V12Pro
Talking Digital Voice Recorder.

2/10/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Effects On THC and CBD on Glaucoma and QBraille XL on January 27 Show

Dr. Alex Straiker (Indiana University - Bloomington, IN)

HIMS QBraille XL

Dr. Alex Straiker of the Indiana University Gill Center for Biomolecular Medicine goes over studies that show the differing effects of cannabinoids, THC and CBD, found in marijuana, on treating glaucoma.

Then, Karl Belanger of the National Federation of the Blind details his product evaluation of the HIMS QBraille XL 40-cell Braille display.

1/27/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Study and Survey Regarding Job Retention and Career Advancement - NRTC at Mississippi State University

Adele Crudden (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)

Anne Steverson (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)
Adele Crudden and Anne Steverson of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University discuss a study of state vocational rehabilitation agencies and a survey regarding job retention and career advancement of those blind and visually impaired individuals, who have been paid at least minimum wage.

1/13/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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