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Vision Treatment Advances

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Max Flehinger, former AIRSLA President, selects and reads articles on recent advances in vision treatment from a variety of prominent vision treatment journals and seminars.

Current Advances In Vision Treatment Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
01/29/2018Avastin Is As Effective as Eylea For Treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.Reader: Max Flehinger00:06:56
01/29/2018NEI -funded Research Suggest Repetitive Strain From Eye Movement May Play a Role in Glaucoma.Reader: Max Flehinger00:07:26
08/05/2012Closing In on a Cure for Vision Loss" by Jonathan D. Rockoff, from July 24, 2012 Wall Street Journal.Reader: Max Flehinger00:08:01
07/30/2011The Sun's In Your Eyes. A solar-powered sensor could monitor the eyeball's pressure. by Joseph Calamia, in the April, 2011 IEEE Spectrum.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:08
04/01/2011Bionic Pancreas. An artificial organ could improve control over diabetes - and its associated eye diseases. by Sandra Upson. From the January, 2011 issue of IEEE Spectrum.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:00
02/21/2011Steps toward a Bionic Eye. Artificial retinas that allow the blind to see. by Jamie Horder. From Scientific American online, published Tuesday, February 15, 2011.Reader: Joe Jurca00:09:00
03/27/2010Regaining Balance (and Vision) with Bionic Ears. Electronic implants in the inner ear may one day restore clear vision and equilibrium in some patients with disabling unsteadiness. by Charles C. Della SantinaReader: Joe Jurca00:09:58
10/11/09 Part 6Living with low vision due to Age-related Macular Degeneration. Solutions and coping strategies.Janice Goldhaber, M.A., M.F.T & Bill Takeshita, O.D.00:55:07
10/11/09 Part 5What the future holds - Current and future treatments for Age-related Macular DegenerationDavid Boyer, M.D.00:51:37
10/11/09 Part 4Controlling Age-related Macular Degeneration risk factors through nutritionJ. Jill Hopkins, M.D.00:47:08
10/11/09 Part 3What is Age-related Macular Degeneration? Overview and treatmentKent Small, M.D.00:45:41
10/11/09Anne Marie Howard of AIRS-LA interviews Dr. Kent Small, presenter of the AMD Overview at the Discovery Eye Foundation Seminar.Interviewer: Anne Marie Howard00:07:17
10/11/09 Part 2Stem cell technology for retinal regeneration.Henry Klassen, M.D., PhD00:29:22
10/11/09 Part 1Genetics as related to diseases of the eye - Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Glaucoma, and KeratoconusChristina Kenney, PhD, M.D.00:19:03
05/17/2009Patients with AIR, a rare blinding eye disease, saw their vision improve after treatment with drugs to suppress their immune systems, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.Reader: Joe Jurca00:05:33
03/22/2009Bionic eye gives blind man sight - A man who lost his sight 30 years ago says he can now see flashes of light after being fitted with a bionic eye. from BBC Health NewsReader: Joe Jurca00:04:54
03/16/2009Discovery of new gene that causes Leber congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa.Reader: Rebecca London00:05:37
12/09/2008This pod cast describes how to modify the lighting at your home, office, or school to improve your functional vision.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:43:53
10/27/2008Dr. Bill discusses several video magnifiers that work beautifully with notebook computers to give you portability as well as enhanced vision.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:23:25
09/26/2008Dr. Bill introduces new portable Video Magnifiers for 2008 - They've improved greatly, especially their screens.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:31:31
09/18/2008A discussion of vision-improving technology and practical advice on how to choose the best approach for you.Author: Melinda Beck, Reader: Max Flehinger00:10:49
09/02/2008Wide Focus Range Magnifiers. Dr. Bill gives you the low-down on video magnifiers that can focus on both far and near objects.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:36:32
08/28/2008Dr. Bill reviews desktop video magnification systems, also known as desktop closed-circuit TVs or, simply CCTVs.Author: Dr. Bill Takeshita00:49:00
05/27/2008Second Sight Medical Products announces it has completed US phase 1 enrollment for FDA-approved clinical studies and is commencing European clinical trials for the Argus II Retinal Implant.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:06:36
05/05/2008Scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to dramatically improve sight for people with a rare form of blindness.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:07:16
01/09/2008The convergence of Web 2.0 and social media technology lets anyone listen to text news and blogs on-line or on-the-go.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:04:41
01/08/2008New tools such as Empower allow blind students more freedom and access to print, computer and internet information.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:06:24
12/18/2007ResVerLogic Corporation announces positive results from preliminary concept studies for the TGF Beta ShieldTM as a new therapy for glaucoma treatment.Reader: Dr. Julia Song00:04:38
12/18/2007The new OTS134 laser gives most practicing eye surgeons the ability to quickly master complex glaucoma surgery.Reader: Dr. Julia Song00:04:18
11/06/2007Canadian radio station Whistler FM has a system which will improve the prospects of the visually-impaired to work in the radio industry.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:03:59
11/06/2007New miniature devices provide hope of stopping and reversing damage caused by age-related macular degeneration - if the FDA gives the green light.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:06:23
10/15/2007Australian Brandon Autung-Pererra uses new digital technologies to deal with the RP that has gradually reduced his vision.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:12:15
09/24/2007University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers have shown that gene therapy restores function to the brain's visual processing center in addition to restoring retinal activity.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:19
09/24/2007New functional magnetic resonance imaging shows certain brain activity that supports vision restoration therapy's ability to enhance vision in stroke and brain injury patients.Reader: Joe Jurca00:05:28
09/24/2007Scripps researchers hope this 5 year grant will result in successful stem cell treatment for certain types of vision loss including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa.Reader: Joe Jurca00:03:17
09/24/2007ATT partners with Code Factory to offer Mobil Speak and Mobil Magnifier to customers with visual impairment.Reader: Joe Jurca00:04:55
09/24/2007TellMate uses the radio frequency identification tags you've seen in some stores to help the blind recognize objects.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:28
09/24/2007A routine operation using stem cells will restore the sight of people with the most common form of blindness, age-related macular degeneration, within 10 years.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:51
09/24/2007The Maryland library supplying textbooks to visually impaired students intends to reduce the long waiting period students must wait for their course materials.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:03:45
09/24/2007Bluetooth-assisted cell phone technology helps the visually impaired to read bus schedules, distinguish grocery store items, and read currency.Reader: Anne Marie Howard00:02:51

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