Friday, September 17, 2021

Anesthetizing Good Eye To Strengthen Bad Eye In Amblyopia and 3D Color Camera and Auditory Cues Used With Robotic Canes

Dr. Mark Bear (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA)

Image courtesy of Cang Ye (Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA)

Dr. Mark Bear, Picower Professor of Neuroscience in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains how anesthetizing the "good" eye in amblyopia for a short period of time in different species of mammals can help treat strengthen the amblyopic eye.

Dr. Cang Ye, professor of computer science, in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, discusses how a robotic cane uses a 3D color camera, on-board computer, and inertial measurement sensor to guide users.

 09/19/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 10, 2021

Study Showing Most Vulnerable For Visual Impairment and Five Dimensions of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. David Rein (National Opinion Research Center - NORC - Chicago, IL)

Image courtesy of University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Dr. David Rein, Director of the Public Health Analytics Program, with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago goes over a study showing by age, sex, ethnicity, and region those, who are the most vulnerable for developing visual impairment.

Then, Dr. Christine Curcio, White-McKee Endowed Professor in Ophthalmology with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, explains how the "five dimensions" of age-related macular degeneration can lead to new therapeutic strategies.

9/12/2021 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

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