Friday, March 10, 2023

Lab Grown Eye Cells Form New Neural Connections and Two Congressional Bills To Assist The Blind and Visually Impaired

Dr. David Gamm (University of Wisconsin-Madison McPherson Eye Research Institute - Madison, WI)

Justin Young (National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore, MD)

Dr. David Gamm, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of ophthalmology and visual science and director of McPherson Eye Research Institute explains how isolated cells from lab grown retinal organoids could still form new synaptic connections after being broken up from retinal organoids and having their existing synaptic connections destroyed.

Then, Justin Young, National Federation of the Blind government affairs specialist, in Baltimore, explains two proposed bills, the Blind Americans Return To Work Act and the Medical Devices Nonvisual Accessibility Act.

3/12/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Effectiveness Of Eylea In Early Treatment Of Diabetic Retinopathy and a Link Between Extracellular Vesicles In Tears and Keratoconus

Dr. Raj Maturi (Midwest Eye Institute - Indianapolis, IN)

Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos (North Texas Eye Research Institute - Fort Worth, TX)

Dr. Raj Maturi, a specialist in vitreoretinal medicine and surgery at Midwest Eye Institute in Indianapolis, explains the results of a study showing the effectiveness of the drug, Eylea, in the slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy and improving the visual acuity in those with the early stages of the disease.

Then, Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos, executive director of the North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) in Fort Worth, discusses a link between extracellular vesicles in tears and keratoconus.

3/5/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

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