Friday, September 29, 2023

TN Regional Group of BVA and AMD's Effect On Essential Fatty Acid

Blinded Veterans Association - Tennessee Regional Group (Memphis, TN)

Dr. Nicolas Bazan (LSU Health New Orleans School Of Medicine - New Orleans, LA)

Terry Richardson, president of the Tennessee Regional Group of the Blinded Veterans Association, explains the services and activities provided by the organization. 

Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School Of Medicine, explains how age-related macular degeneration decreases an essential fatty acid reducing the repair potential for photoreceptors. 

10/1/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 22, 2023

Multiple Glaucoma Medications In Eyedrops and Cholesterol Crystals in Retina Linked To Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Hu Yang (Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla, MO)

Dr. Julia Busik (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Oklahoma City, OK), Tim Dorweiler (Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI)

Dr. Hu Yang, Doshi Endowed Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla, discusses an NIH grant to fund research to develop multiple glaucoma medications in the form of eye drops.

Then, Dr. Julia Busik, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and Tim Dorweiler, a doctoral candidate in the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrated Physiology program, at Michigan State University, explain how cholesterol crystals forming in the retina can lead to diabetic retinopathy.

9/24/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, September 1, 2023

Topical Gene Therapy Reformulated To Treat Eyes and United Airlines Implementing Braille Signage In Planes

Dr. Alfonso Sabater (University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, FL)

Chris Danielsen (National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore, MD)

Dr. Alfonso Sabater, Medical Director of the Ocular Surface Program and Director of the Corneal Innovation Lab at the University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, explains how a topical gene therapy was reformulated to treat the eyes of a teenager afflicted with dystrophic epidermylosis bullosa.

Then, Chris Danielsen, Director of Public Relations with the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore, discusses United Airlines beginning to put Braille signage in its planes and the challenges that the blind have with air travel.

9/3/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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