Friday, December 11, 2015

Dr. Frederick Ferris and Dr. Warren Johnson On December 12 Show

Dr. Frederick Ferris (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, Md.)

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, Tenn.)

Dr. Frederick Ferris of the National Eye Institute goes over a study comparing the effectiveness of the drug, Lucentis, with laser surgery, in treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Frequent guest Dr. Warren Johnson discusses what patients should consider, when looking at purchasing vision insurance plans.

12/12/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dr. Byron Lam and Dr. Daniel Neely On First December Show

Dr. Byron Lam (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, Fla.)

Dr. Daniel Neely (Indiana University Glick Eye Institute - Indianapolis, Ind.)

The University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's Dr. Byron Lam discusses gene therapy and choroideremia, an inherited eye disorder, which affects the retina and the inside portion of the back of the eye.

Then, Dr. Daniel Neely of Indiana University School of Medicine's Glick Eye Institute explains amblyopia and occlusion glasses that have a lens that switches back and forth periodically from clear to opaque.

12/5/2015 (Click Image Below)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dr. Jindong Tan, Dr. Allen C. Ho, and Dr. Thomas Ferguson on Nov. 14-15 Show

Dr. Jindong Tan (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

Dr. Allen C. Ho (Wills Eye Hospital - Philadelphia, Penn.)

Dr. Thomas Ferguson (Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.)

Dr. Jindong Tan of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville tells us about a wearable device in developement, Guide Glass, that uses audio cues to alert users to obstacles being in the way.

Then, Dr. Allen C. Ho of Philadelphia's Wills Eye Hospital goes over the results of a survey regarding diabetes and vision loss.

Finally, Dr. Thomas Ferguson of Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular recycling process, autophagy, and its possible role in keeping cone cells alive in the eye.

11/14/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dr. Dennis Clegg and SCO's MobilEYES On Halloween Show

Dr. Dennis Clegg (University of California - Santa Barbara)

MobilEYES Clinic (Southern College Of Optometry - Memphis, Tenn.)

The University of California, Santa Barbara's Dr. Dennis Clegg discusses research involving stem cell derived ocular cells being used to replace diseased cells at the back of the eye to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Bailey Gurley and Christine Weinreich of Southern College of Optometry talk about the services and community outreach associated with the college's mobile eye clinic, MobilEYES.

10/31/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Dr. Warren Johnson, Melissa Moore, and Mickey Damelio On October 17-18 Show

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Melissa Moore (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Mickey Damelio (Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL)

Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore of Eyewear Gallery in Memphis return to discuss the conditions of eye allergies, dry eye, and pink eye.

Then, Florida State University's Mickey Damelio talks about a course, called The Blindness Experience, which teaches students what it's like to be visually impaired.

10/17/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pebble HD Magnifier and Dr. Ming Wang On Columbus Day Weekend Show

Pebble HD Electronic Magnifier

Dr. Ming Wang (Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center - Nashville, TN)

On this Columbus Day weekend show, we have Enhanced Vision's Marc Stenzel discussing the newly redesigned portable HD magnifier, called the Pebble.

Then, Dr. Ming Wang of Nashville's Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center talks about 3D Laser Kamra, which is a procedure that helps those over 45 with presbyopia.

10/10/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Dr. Rachel Bishop and Jennifer Rothschild On Oct. 3-4 Show

Dr. Rachel Bishop (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Jennifer Rothschild (Springfield, MO)

Dr. Rachel Bishop of the National Eye Institute discusses the NEI's part in the PREVAIL III study that explores the ebola virus's effects on the eye.

Then, author, songwriter, and speaker, Jennifer Rothschild, of Springfield, Missouri, talks about she has led an adventurous life since being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 15.

10/3/2015 (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dr. Thomas Greenwell and Eyewear Gallery's Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore On Sept. 19-20 Show

Dr. Thomas Greenwell (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Melissa Moore (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Thomas Greenwell of the National Eye Institute explains how a circuit in the eye relies on a built-in delay to see small moving objects.

Then, Eyewear Gallery's Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore talk about the potential for children to be misdiagnosed with ADHD because of insufficient eye screenings.

9/19/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses and Dr. Emily Chew On Labor Day Weekend Show

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

Dr. Emily Chew (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Paul Travers of Vuzix discusses M100 Smart Glasses with Smart Gold Lenses that allow for greater visual clarity, while minimizing eyestrain and eye fatigue.

Then, Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute talks about a study that explores whether or not certain dietary supplements slow down the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

9/5/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dr. Byron Lam, Dr. Rachel Caspi, and Dr. Reiko Horai On August 29-30 Show

Dr. Byron Lam (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, FL)

Dr. Rachel Caspi (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Byron Lam of the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute discusses how the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System assists those with severe retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Dr. Rachel Caspi and Dr. Reiko Horai of the National Eye Institute explain a possible relationship between bacteria in the gut and the cause of autoimmune uveitis.

8/29/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sharon McConnell Dickerson Special Guest On August 8 Show

Sharon McConnell-Dickerson (Como, Mississippi)

Sharon McConnell Dickerson talks about how she has dealt with uveitis to become an accomplished sculptor, who has become best known for her lifecasts of famous musicians.

8/8/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Gang Luo and Dr. Edward Chaum on August 1-2 Show

Dr. Gang Luo (Schepens Eye Research Institute - Boston, MA)

Dr. Edward Chaum (University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN)

Harvard Medical School and Schepens Eye Research Institute's Dr. Gang Luo explains how a pocket-sized collision warning device in development can help those with extreme visual impairment.

Then, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Dr. Edward Chaum goes over his collaborative research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory concerning a nanoplatform, that can better look like cellular changes in the eye that lead to macular degeneration.  The research is funded by a grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

8/1/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dr. Wai Wong and Wicab's Brainport V100 Featured On July 18-19 Show

Dr. Wai Wong (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Brainport V100 (Wicab, Inc. - Middleton, WI)

The National Eye Institute's Dr. Wai Wong discusses how microglia attack both damaged and dead photoreceptors and their effect on retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Wicab, Inc.'s Robert Beckman talks about the Brainport V100, which uses a video camera to send electronic stimuli to the tongue to be interpreted as visual signals.

7/18/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Achromatopsia, Southerners' Risk Of Vision Loss On July 4 Show

Dr. Jonathan Lin (University of California - San Diego - San Diego, CA)

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Melissa Moore (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Jonathan Lin of the University of California - San Diego discusses achromatopsia, a condition that results in vision in only black and white, and a mutation in a gene called ATF6.

Then, Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore of Eyewear Gallery of Memphis go over Southerners' risk of vision loss, ultraviolet protection of sunglasses, and proper diet for eye health.

7/4/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Aaron Harris - Nutrition and Eye Health On June 27-28 Show

Aaron Harris (Memphis Eye Clinic - Memphis, TN)
Aaron Harris, practice manager and certified nutrition specialist at Memphis Eye Clinic, discusses how dietary habits can affect eye health.

6/27/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Human Retinal Progenitor Cells, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Dr. Henry Klassen on June 20-21 Show

Dr. Henry Klassen (University of California - Irvine - Irvine, CA)

The lone guest is Dr. Henry Klassen of the University of California - Irvine discussing how specific stem cells, called human retinal progenitor cells, are going to be used in clinical trials, for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa.

6/20/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Poor Southerners' Risk For Eye Disease, Evolution of LASIK, New Protein Found to Treat RP on May 13 Show

Dr. Joseph Dello Russo (Dello Russo LaserVision - New York, NY)

Dr. Akrit Sodhi (Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD)

The CDC's Karen Kirtland explains how much low-income Southerners are at risk for developing eye disease.

Dello Russo LaserVision's pioneering Dr. Joseph Dello Russo talks about how safe and effective LASIK is now and how the procedure has evolved over the past quarter-century.

Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Akrit Sodhi discusses how a protein, angiopoietin-like 4, is now linked to diabetic retinopathy.

6/13/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dr. Brian Brooks and Dr. Robert Williams on Memorial Day Weekend Show

Dr. Brian Brooks (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Robert Williams (University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Brian Brooks of the National Eye Institute discusses how gene therapy using the enzyme, RPE65, delivered short-term vision benefit to those afflicted with Leber Congenital Amaurosis.

Then, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Dr. Robert Williams talks about cellular and genomic processes that initiate glaucoma and an award he has received from Research to Prevent Blindness.

5/23/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dr. David Huang's OCT and Carole Urban's Experience with NovaVision On May 2-3 Show

Dr. David Huang (Oregon Science and Health University - Portland, OR)

Carole Urban (Milford, CT)

Dr. David Huang of Portland's Oregon Health and Science University's Casey Eye Institute explains how optical coherence tomography can better visualize common retinal diseases.

Then, Carole Urban of Milford, Connecticut tells about her story of recovering much of her lost vision from a 2010 motorcycle accident using NovaVision Vision Restoration Therapy.

5/2/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Allergies and Sports-Related Eye Injuries Discussed On April 18 -19 Show

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Nick Poveromo (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Natalie Townsend (Bascom Palmer Eye Instiute - Miami, FL)
Dr. Warren Johnson and Nick Poveromo of Memphis's Eyewear Gallery return to discuss the effects allergies can have on the eyes and what can be done about them.

Then, the University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's Dr. Natalie Townsend talks about sports-related eye injuries and their prevention.

4/18/2015 (Click Image Below)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Be My Eyes App and mobileVision System On April 4-5 Show

Hans Wiberg (Be My Eyes)

Adam Samaniego (Rice University - Houston, TX)

Hans Wiberg discusses Be My Eyes, which is an iPhone app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat.

Then, Rice University research engineer Adam Samaniego explains the mobileVision system, which is a a self-use mobile system to capture high-resolution images of a patient's macula without dilation in advance.
4/4/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Annika Konrad and Dr. Jonathan Song on March 28-29 Show

Annika Konrad (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Dr. Jonathan Song (University of Southern California - Los Angeles)

This weekend, we have University of Wisconsin graduate student, Annika Konrad, discussing the struggles that those with visual impairment face with communication. She also talks about the blog, The Outlook From Here.
Then, USC Keck School of Medicine's Dr. Jonathan Song explains how measles can affect the eyes in many different ways.

3/28/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dan Neal and Dr. Nicolas Bazan On March 14-15 Show

Dan Neal (Abbott Medical Optics)

Dr. Nicolas Bazan (LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA)

On our mid-March show, Dan Neal of Abbott Medical Optics explains how technology used to measure the shape of the mirrors used for the James Webb Space Telescope is being used to get quick and accurate measurements of the eye.

Then, Dr. Nicolas Bazan of LSU Neuroscience Center of Excellence in New Orleans explains how the gene messenger, Neuroprotectin D1, can protect photoreceptors and also assist in neurological recovery in stroke victims.
3/14/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Victor Reader Stream and Digital Eye Strain on EOV

Victor Reader Stream (Humanware)

Mike Daley (The Vision Council - Alexandria, VA)

Matthew Janusauskas of Humanware details the features of the new generation Victor Reader Stream, a handheld media player.

Then, Mike Daley, chief executive officer of The Vision Council, discusses the results of the Vision Council Digital Strain Report 2015.

2/21/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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