Friday, August 5, 2022

Loss Of "Youth" Protein Drives Aging of Eyes In Mice And OcuMet Beacon Used To Detect Fluorescence To Diagnose Glaucoma Early On August 7 Show

Dr. Patricia Becerra (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Richard Rosen (Mount Sinai Health System - New York, NY)

Dr.  Patricia Becerra, chief of the National Eye Institute Section on Protein Structure and Function, discusses how loss of the "youth" protein, pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), drives aging of the eye in mice.

Then, Dr. Richard Rosen, Pierce Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Retinal Service Chief of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, explains how the OcuMet Beacon camera with special filters that specifically isolate fluorescence detect flavoprotein fluorescence (FPF), which is an indicator of mitochondrial oxidative stress and early sign of glaucoma.

8/7/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 29, 2022

Parents' Understanding of Activities Affecting Children's Vision and Black Patients' Increased Risk of Advanced Vision Loss From Glaucoma On July 31 Show

Dr. Olivia Killeen (University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center - Ann Arbor, MI)

Dr. Louis Pasquale (Mount Sinai Hospital - New York, NY)

Dr. Olivia Killeen, clinical lecturer in ophthalmology and visual sciences and fellow in the National Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, goes over the results of a study showing how well parents understand how activities such as screen time, wearing protective eyewear, and getting regular eye exams affect their children's vision.

Then, Dr. Louis Pasquale, professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine and Site Chair at the Department of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, discusses a study showing that black patients are six times as likely to develop advanced vision loss in new onset glaucoma cases as white patients.

 7/31/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 8, 2022

Levels Of Certain Protein As Indicator Of Frequency Of Necessary Treatments In Wet AMD And Relationship Between Circadian Rhythms And Photoreceptor Health in Fruit Flies

Dr. Akrit Sodhi (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD)

Dr. Pankaj Kapahi (Buck Institute - Novato, CA)

Dr. Akrit Sodhi, associate professor of ophthalmology, Branna and Irving Sisenwein Professorship In Ophthalmology, at Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, explains how levels of a certain protein, angiopoietin-like 4, in patients, can predict if the length of the interval between necessary injections can be extended for those with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Dr. Pankaj Kapahi of the Buck Institute of Novato, California and Founder of Juvify, discusses the relationship between circadian rhythms, photoreceptor health, and lifespans of fruit flies.

7/10/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Cataracts and Reference Map Of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Showing Different Subpopulations

Dr. Bruce Rosenthal (Lighthouse Guild - New York, NY)

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

Dr. Bruce Rosenthal, Chief of Low Vision Services at Lighthouse Guild, in New York, explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cataracts.

Dr. Kapil Bharti, Senior Investigator, in the Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section, at the National Eye Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland, explains how artificial intelligence was used to create a "reference map" of the retinal pigment epithelium based on morphometry showing different subpopulations of RPE cells being vulnerable to different types of retinal diseases.

6/26/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Reviving Photoreceptors From Organ Donor Eyes and APH's ConnectCenter Transition Hub On Father's Day Show

Dr. Frans Vinberg (University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT)

American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, KY)

Dr. Frans Vinberg, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, explains the process by which  photoreceptors can be revived from organ donor eyes and communicate with other cells in the retina.

Richard Rueda, digital content manager, with American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, discusses ConnectCenter Transition Hub, which provides online resources for young adults looking for self-sufficiency in the transition to adulthood.

6/19/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Changes That Precede Rod Photoreceptor Death By Many Days On May 22 Show

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

Dr. Anand Swaroop, senior investigator and branch chief at the National Eye Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland, explains how molecular and cellular changes indicating gene abnormalities can be detected in mice many days before the death of rod photoreceptors.

5/22/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 13, 2022

Mississippi State University's Dr. Mike Pratte Discusses Ways The Brain Processes Visual Information Streamed Through The Eyes On May 15 Show


Dr. Mike Pratte (Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)

Dr. Mike Pratte, an associate professor of psychology at Mississippi State University, in Starkville, discusses how technological advances, such as encephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are used to discover ways the brain processes visual information that is streamed through the eyes.

5/15/2022 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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