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Macular Degeneration Audio

Brightfocus Chats

A new series of free monthly telephone discussions from BrightFocus Foundation on low-vision diseases such as macular degeneration.

The topic for the September 24 telephone discussion is "Aids and Technology for Low Vision."

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

Duration: 46:33

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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

Duration: 41:30

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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

Duration: 41:19

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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

Duration: 42:03

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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

Duration: 28:03

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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

Duration: 45:41

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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

Duration: 51:43

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Audio Presentations

Title: BrightFocus Chats on Macular Degeneration

Date: April 2014

Duration: 13:97
 
Topic: The Talking Information Center interviews Dr. Guy Eakin, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at BrightFocus Foundation, about the mission of the organization and the new BrightFocus Chats telephone discussions on macular degeneration.

Title: Macular Degeneration: The Top Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Date: March 2014

Duration: 02:47
 
Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin, Vice President of Scientific Affairs for BrightFocus Foundation, discusses the top five questions you should ask your doctor regarding your macular degeneration diagnosis.

Title: Creative Low Vision Caregiving Tips

Date: March 2013

Duration: 03:25
 
Topic: In this audio presentation, Donna Gallagher shares a few adjustments that she made around her home that make life easier for her mother, who has lived with low vision for many years.

Title: What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Date: February 2013

Duration: 02:51

Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin talks about macular degeneration. You will learn about the different forms of this disease, as well as its symptoms. This presentation is part 1 of a 6 part series on macular degeneration.

Title: Symptoms and Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Date: February 2013

Duration: 02:49

Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin talks about the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration. You will learn about the various stages of the disease and how it progresses. This presentation is part 2 of a 6 part series on macular degeneration.

Title: Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Date: February 2013

Duration: 02:59

Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin talks about the two forms of age-related macular degeneration and the treatments that are currently available. This presentation is part 3 of a 6 part series on macular degeneration.

Please note that subsequent to the production of this audio presentation, updated information was made available regarding the AREDS supplements.

Title: What is a Comprehensive Eye Examination?

Date: February 2013

Duration: 03:00

Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin talks about what happens during a comprehensive eye examination. This presentation is part 4 of a 6 part series on macular degeneration.

Title: Risk Factors and Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Date: February 2013

Duration: 02:51

Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin, talks about the factors that increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and the actions that can be taken to prevent or slow the progress of the disease. This presentation is part 5 of a 6 part series on macular degeneration.

Title: Research and Clinical Trials for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Date: February 2013

Duration: 02:47

Topic: In this audio presentation, Dr. Guy Eakin talks about research into the causes of age-related macular degeneration and about how clinical trials test potential treatments. This presentation is part 6 of a 6 part series on macular degeneration.

Title: What is Macular Degeneration?

Date: November, 2011

Duration: 06:29

Topic: Dr. Diane Bovenkamp, Science Communications Specialist at BrightFocus, provides an overview of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older, and the second-highest cause of irreversible visual impairment in the world.

Please note that subsequent to the production of this audio presentation, updated information was made available regarding the AREDS supplements.




Title: Protect Your Vision from the Sun

Date: August, 2011

Duration: 6:10

Topic: This audio presentation provides information for all people-and especially people who already have eye problems-on how to protect their eyes from the ultraviolet light in sunshine.




Title: Healthy Vision Checklist

Date: August, 2011

Duration: 11:35

Topic: Maintain healthy vision throughout your life by following the tips and suggestions from our "Healthy Vision Checklist."

Last Review: 08/23/13


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