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)

Friday, August 18, 2023

Myopia and Efficacy of Low Dose Atropine Eye Drops and Glaucoma and Importance Of Follow-up Appointments

Dr. Lori Ann Kehler (Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Jullia Rosdahl (Duke Eye Center - Durham, NC)

Dr. Lori Ann Kehler, associate professor of ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, discusses myopia, treatments for myopia, and a study showing the efficacy of low-dose atropine eye drops in treating myopia.

Dr. Jullia Rosdahl, glaucoma specialist and associate professor of ophthalmology at Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina, explains the different forms of glaucoma, a study showing the frequency of missed follow-up appointments, and the importance of keeping follow-up appointments.

8/20/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 11, 2023

Study Showing Eye Drops Better Than Injections For Retinal Vein Occlusion In Mice And Study Linking Dementia With Different Types Of Vision Impairment

Dr. Carol Troy (Columbia University - New York, NY)

Dr. Joshua Ehrlich (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI)

Dr. Carol Troy, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Neurology (in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Disease) at Columbia University, discusses how experimental eye drops in mice have been more effective in treating retinal vein occlusion than using eye injections.

Dr. Joshua Ehrlich, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, goes over a study showing a link between dementia and different types of vision impairment.

8/13/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Two Diabetes-Associated Changes With The Cornea and the Significance of the Gene WNT5A

Dr. Alexander Ljubimov (Cedars-Sinai - Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. Alexander Ljubimov, director of the Eye Program at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute in Los Angeles discusses two diabetes-associated changes with the cornea and the significance of the gene, WNT5A.

8/3/2023 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 7, 2023

New UT Hamilton Eye Institute Surgical Lab Opens and Correlation Between Warmer Temperatures and Visual Impairment

Dr. Matthew Wilson (University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson (University of Toronto - Toronto, ON)

Dr. Matthew Wilson, Barrett G. Haik Endowed Chair for the Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and director of the Hamilton Eye Institute explains the renovations and upgrades at the newly renovated Jim and Virginia McGehee Skills Transfer Center.

Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging, at the University of Toronto discusses a study showing a correlation between warmer temperatures and an increase in visual impairment.

7/9 /2023 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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