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    Tips to Maximize Your Doctor Visit

    The guest speaker is Michael Allingham, MD, PhD, who is an ophthalmologist at Duke University. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    February 24, 2016
  • Chat

    Research Roundup: Treatments for the Future

    The phone conference features Brian S. McKay, PhD, who conducts basic research towards developing new cell-based therapies for macular degeneration. He discusses a major new breakthrough showing that L-DOPA, a drug widely used to treat Parkinson’s disease, may help protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD); Maria B. Grant, MD, who conducts research using adult stem cells to repair damaged blood vessel networks within the retina that are associated with macular degeneration; and David Pepperberg, PhD, who researches methods to restore vision lost in diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    December 23, 2015
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    Low Vision Resources & Services

    The featured speakers for this telephone discussion are Katherine Freund, the President and Founder of the Independent Transportation Network (ITN America), a national nonprofit providing transportation to seniors and to adults with visual impairments, and Karen A. Keninger, director of the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, where her top initiatives are to increase braille literacy and leveraging technology to improve service to NLS’s 500,000-plus patrons. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    November 23, 2015
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    Understanding Clinical Trials

    This telephone discussion features Christopher Brady, MD, an ophthalmologist from the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who specializes in the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases, including macular degeneration. His research focuses on the benefits of telemedicine for underserved populations and how new technologies can improve patient care. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    October 28, 2015
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    Healthy Living with Low Vision

    This telephone discussion features Neal Adams, MD, who is in private practice at DC Retina and is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of retina disorders. He is author of the book, "Nutrition for the Eye," and will provide healthy tips for those living with low vision. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    September 30, 2015
  • Chat

    I Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration...Now What?

    This telephone discussion features Priyatham (Prithu) S. Mettu, M.D., from the Duke Center for Macular Diseases, who provides helpful information for those recently diagnosed with macular degeneration. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    August 26, 2015
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    Tips for Living with Low Vision

    This telephone discussion features Mary Jo McGuire, an occupational therapist in private practice from Akron, Ohio, who serves clients in the home and community addressing the real-life problems caused by aging, disease, or trauma, including the challenges related to low vision. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    July 29, 2015
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    Alzheimer's Disease: An Overview

    The segment describes the scope of the disease's impact on individuals, families, and the nation. It also outlines what the BrightFocus Foundation is doing to combat this devastating and growing problem.

    September 14, 2011
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