Friday, October 19, 2018

Plastic Tactile 3-D Maps and Mediterranean Diet's Effect On Blindness On October 21 Show

Howard Kaplan (University of South Florida Advanced Visualization Center - Tampa, FL)

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

Howard Kaplan of the University of South Florida's Advanced Visualization Center explains how 3-D plastic tactile maps are being created using software and a 3-D printer to help students with visual impairment navigate the Tampa campus.

Then, Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute goes over a study that shows how following a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

10/21/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dr. Byron Lam of Miami and Dr. John Laurent of UAB on October 14 Show

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

Dr. John Laurent (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Dr. Byron Lam of the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute talks about the first American patients to undergo the Nightstar gene therapy clinical trial for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, Dr. John Laurent of the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Optometry. discusses scleral contact lenses, which are used to treat severely irregularly shaped corneas.

10/14/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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