Title: "You & Your Eye Exam: What to Know, What to Ask"
The telephone discussion features Emily Y. Chew, MD, who is a retina specialist and is the deputy director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, and the deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Chew has extensive experience in age-related eye diseases, and designing and implementing clinical trials, including the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).
Date: May 2015
Title: "Low-Vision Therapy: What You Should Know"
The telephone discussion features Robert W. Massof, PhD, who is Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center and the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, and Jim Deremeik, RT, CLVT, who is the LOVRNET Project Manager and the Education/Rehabilitation Program Manager for the Lions Vision Research & Rehabilitation Center at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.
Date: April 2015
Title: "What You Need to Know About Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)"
The telephone discussion features Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly of The Retina Group of Washington, who has excelled in research, patient care, and educating other eye care professionals about treating diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Date: March 2015
Title: "Upcoming AMD Research Discoveries"
The telephone discussion features Dr. Joshua Dunaief, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School Medicine, who specializes in the study of age-related macular degeneration.
Date: February 2015
Title: "Driving Safety and Transportation Alternatives"
This telephone discussion features Katherine Freund, the President and Founder of the Independent Transportation Network (ITN America), a national nonprofit providing dignified transportation to seniors and to adults with visual impairments, and Meredith Lyons, an occupational therapist and driving rehabilitation specialist who works primarily in treating patients with neurological disorders and visual impairments.
Date: January 2015
Title: "Macular Degeneration 101"
This telephone discussion features Milam A. Brantley, Jr., MD, PhD, of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He discusses the basics of macular degeneration, including the forms of the disease, risk factors, and available treatments.
Date: December 2014
Title: "Meeting the Challenges of Macular Degeneration: A Personal Journey"
This telephone discussion features Jim Hindman, founder of Jiffy Lube International, who was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration at age 57 and years later declared legally blind. He refused to give up hope, eventually finding his way out of the darkness with the IMT (implantable miniature telescope).
Date: November 2014
Title: "Making the Most of Your Next Doctor Visit"
This telephone discussion features Marti Bailey, the Director of the Sibley Senior Association and Community Health, who has helpful tips on how to get the most out of your doctor’s appointment.
Date: October 2014
Title: "Aids and Technology for Low Vision"
This telephone discussion features Ike Presley of the American Foundation of the Blind’s National Literacy Center, who has expertise in blindness and literacy, special education, assistive technology, and low vision.
Date: September 2014
Title: "Living with Low Vision: Creating a Safe Home"
This telephone discussion features Jennifer Kaldenberg, an occupational therapist who has expertise in working with older adults who are living with visual impairment.
Date: August 2014
Title: "Tips for Protecting Your Vision"
This telephone discussion features Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD, a developmental optometrist specializing in vision therapy and neurovisual rehabilitation, and Madeline, a person living with low vision.
Date: July 2014
Title: "Detecting the Early Signs of Macular Degeneration"
This telephone discussion features Dr. Jacque Duncan, an ophthalmologist at UCSF Medical Center, who specializes in treating retina degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Date: June 2014
Title: "How to Remain Independent Despite Low Vision"
This telephone discussion features Orli Weisser-Pike, a doctor of occupational therapy and a certified low vision therapist. She has over eighteen years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings and has for the past decade specialized in treating people disabled by vision loss.
Date: May 2014
Title: "Treatments for Macular Degeneration"
This telephone discussion features Albert O. Edwards, MD, PhD, a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina at Oregon Retina, LLP, who explores the topic of treatments for macular degeneration. .
Date: April 2014
Title: "What is on the Horizon for Macular Degeneration?"
This telephone discussion features Milam A. Brantley, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, on the latest research findings and their implications for treatment; and a patient advocate, on living with macular degeneration.
Date: March 2014
Title: "I Have Macular Degeneration...Now What?"
A telephone discussion on macular degeneration that features Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD, an ophthalmologist from UCLA, and a patient advocate who offers firsthand tips and strategies for living with the disease.
Date: February 2014