Patient-centered health education focused on the eyes. Each week we interview ophthalmologists and optometrists about various eye conditions and discuss the latest in treatments.
Ep 021: Laser and Surgical Treatments of Glaucoma with Megan Chambers, MD
The treatment of glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, involves lowering the eye pressure. In previous episodes, we discussed glaucoma medications and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, or MIGS. Dr. Megan Chambers, a glaucoma specialist from Ophthalmic Surgeons & Consultants of Ohio, will be discussing the use of lasers and more traditional surgeries to help lower eye pressure in the quest to halt the progression of glaucoma.
Ep. 020: Medical Ministry International - Providing Eye Care in Developing Countries with Jim Caudill, MD and Steven Suh, MD
On this special 20th episode, Dr. Suh talks with Dr. Jim Caudill, an ophthalmologist from Charleston, West Virginia, about their work with Medical Ministry International (MMI), a Christian medical mission group whose volunteers do one- and two-week projects to developing nations.
Ep. 019: Dealing With Diabetic Retinopathy with Lisa Borkowski, MD
Diabetes mellitus can affect the eyes in multiple ways. Even early in the diagnosis, high blood sugar levels can cause changes in the natural lens of the eye that can alter one’s refractive error (glasses prescription). Diabetes can also lead to earlier cataract formation. On this episode of the Healthy Eyes 101 podcast, Dr. Lisa Borkowski, a specialist with Midwest Retina, talks about diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States and worldwide.
Ep. 018: Is Laser Vision Correction Right For You? - with Curtin Kelley, MD
Refractive eye surgery involves changing the refractive state of the eye to decrease one’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) use the excimer laser to reshape the cornea to help focus the light rays onto the retina like glasses or contact lenses do. Laser vision correction (LVC) procedures can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Ep. 017: Watery Eyes and Blocked Tear Ducts with Kenneth Cahill, MD
Oculoplastic specialist, Dr. Kenneth Cahill, joins Dr. Suh to discuss a bothersome condition – epiphora, the medical term for watering eyes. Why does excessive tearing occur and what we can do about it? Blocked tear ducts are a major cause of chronic watering.
Ep. 016: Q&A Session on Cataract Surgery with George Chioran, MD and Steven Suh, MD
On this episode Dr. George Chioran and Dr. Steven Suh answer the most common patient questions that are asked about cataracts and cataract surgery. What is a cataract and why do they occur? What symptoms do people with cataracts have? What are some...