Friday, April 9, 2021

Louisiana Association for the Blind Partnership To Distribute Sunu Band And Treating Glaucoma During Pandemic, the SLT Procedure




Audra Muslow (Louisiana Association for the Blind - Shreveport, LA)


Dr. Arsham Sheybani (Washington University - St. Louis, MO)

Audra Muslow , Vice President of Community Services, of Louisiana Association for the Blind in Shreveport, explains the Sunu Band, which is a smart band that protects the head and upper body by giving warnings through vibrations, when objects get too close.  Muslow also explains L.A.B.'s partnership to distribute the Sunu band throughout five states, including Tennessee and Mississippi.


Then, Dr. Arsham Sheybani, an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University in St. Louis discusses treating glaucoma during the COVID-19 pandemic, the selective laser trabeculectomy (SLT) procedure, and the XEN.


4/11/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Correlation Between Keratoconus and Down Syndrome and Retinal Capillaries Abnormal Flow As Early Indicator Of Genetic Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos (University of North Texas Health Science Center - Fort Worth, TX)

Dr. Amir Kashani (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD)


Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos of the University of North Texas Eye Research Institute discusses keratoconus and its prevalence among those afflicted with Down Syndrome.


Dr. Amir Kashani of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine explains how abnormal blood flow in retinal capillaries can be an early indicator of a genetic form of Alzheimer's disease.

4/4/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Accessible Graphics Corsortium and UAH's STEM-VI Research Lab On March 21 Show

Dr. Derrick Smith (University of Alabama in Huntsville - Huntsville, AL)


Dr. Derrick Smith of the University of Alabama in Huntsville's STEM-VI Research Laboratory discusses the purpose of the lab, which is to focus on STEM education for those with visual impairment.  He also goes into detail about UAH's research and development in the Accessible Graphics Corsortium (AGC), which deals with tactile graphics.

March 21 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 12, 2021

GoodMaps Explore Apps and Identification of 40 Genes Linked To Glaucoma In Mice On March 14 Show

Mike May (GoodMaps - Louisville, KY)

Dr. Stephen Strittmatter (Yale School of Medicine - New Haven, CT)


Chief evangelist, Mike May, of GoodMaps, in Louisville, Kentucky, discusses the GoodMaps Explore App, which provides on demand, reactive mobile navigation for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Then, Dr. Stephen Strittmatter, neurologist, with the Yale School of Medicine and Strittmatter Laboratory, explains how forty genes came to be linked with suppression of axon regeneration in mice causing glaucoma.

March 14 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Collaboration Between FDA and University of Pittsburgh and the Hands-Free STRAP Device

Dr. Jose-Alain Sahel (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA)

STRAP Device (STRAP Technologies - Austin, TX)


Dr. Jose-Alain Sahel, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discusses a collaboration between the FDA and Pitt to come up with scientific innovations to stop the spread of visual impairment.

Then, Diego Roel, CEO of STRAP Technologies, explains the STRAP device, which is a hands-free devices strapped to the chest using audio signals to alert users to obstacles and dangers.

 2/7/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 29, 2021

Employment Obstacles For Those With Low Vision and Retinal Damage In Older Diabetic Patients Leader To Cognitive Decline

Megan Aragon (American Foundation for the Blind - Dallas, TX)

Dr. George King (Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical Center - Boston, MA)


The American Foundation for the Blind's Chief Program Officer, Megan Aragon, goes over employment obstacles for those with low vision, accessibility problems in the office workplace and remote workplace, and the role of AFB Consulting.

Then, Dr. George King, Director of Research at Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology in Boston, discusses how retinal damage in older diabetic patients can indicate cognitive decline.

1/31/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

RPB Grant Given To UTHSC and Zeiss UVClean On January 17 Show


Dr. Penny Asbell (University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN)

Zeiss UVClean (Zeiss Vision Care)


Dr. Penny Asbell of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis's Hamilton Eye Institute explains the purpose of a $300,000 grant that the institution received from Research to Prevent Blindness.

Then, Robert Spirito of Zeiss Vision Care explains how a cooler-size unit called the Zeiss UVClean, uses ultraviolet to clean and disinfect lenses.

1/17/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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