108 episodes

Monthly in-depth conversations with scientists and eye experts about macular degeneration, how to manage vision loss, and exciting scientific breakthroughs.

BrightFocus Chats: Macular Degeneration BrightFocus Foundation

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Monthly in-depth conversations with scientists and eye experts about macular degeneration, how to manage vision loss, and exciting scientific breakthroughs.

    Understanding Dry AMD and Geographic Atrophy (September 2022)

    Understanding Dry AMD and Geographic Atrophy (September 2022)

    Understanding Dry AMD and Geographic Atrophy.” The event featured Dr. David S. Liao, a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group, who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. The hosts discussed a proposed and promising pharmaceutical under investigation for geographic atrophy (GA) using a targeted C3 therapy. There was also discussion about other possible treatment for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and GA, clinical research, how long eye disease may take to progress, and regular provider visits with optometrists and ophthalmologists.

    • 31 min
    Occupational Therapy for Low Vision: What You Need to Know

    Occupational Therapy for Low Vision: What You Need to Know

    Featuring Allysin Bridges-German, OTD, MA, OTR/L, who specializes in treating people living with low vision.

    • 25 min
    Living Your Best Life with Low Vision (June 2022)

    Living Your Best Life with Low Vision (June 2022)

    The Chat features Ranjoo Prasad, OD, Staff Optometrist at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Board Member of VisionLink Philadelphia. Learn how to improve your quality of life by using low vision devices, making adaptations to your hobbies and tasks, making the most of lighting, and finding services to assist in identifying the best strategies for you.

    • 35 min
    Influence of Diet, Genes, and Lifestyle on AMD

    Influence of Diet, Genes, and Lifestyle on AMD

    This chat features Dr. Rowan, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, and a scientist on the Nutrition and Vision Research Team at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, located at Tufts.

    • 27 min
    The Latest on New Treatments for Wet AMD

    The Latest on New Treatments for Wet AMD

    BrightFocus Foundation held this Access Live Event to speak with participants about eye care. Our guest speaker was Alicia Menezes, M.D., a Medical Director in U.S. Medical Affairs, Ophthalmology at Genentech. Topics of discussion included comprehensive exams, treatments, and new advances in research.

    • 30 min
    Ask a Retina Specialist

    Ask a Retina Specialist

    BrightFocus Foundation held this Access Live Event to speak with participants about eye care. This event featured Dr. Gayatri Reilly, Retina Specialist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Retina Group of Washington, who spoke about macular degeneration and the effects that it has on your eyes. Dr. Reilly also spoke about both wet and dry macular degeneration and understanding both forms of the disease. She discussed preparation for doctor visits regarding macular degeneration or any other eye disease.

    • 35 min

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interest all topic regarding dry & wet AMD

yes , interest all topic regarding dry & wet AMD . Really appreciate 🙏🙏🙏

AdamDrow ,

Concerned

Your chat on April 2 answered my decision not to go to appointment for my monthly injection, I had concerns for doing the right thing at my age, 80+ years. Ty

Drisky33 ,

Screening

Thanks for all the info. I was recently asked to take a screening test with a device called the AdaptDx Pro. I researched the MacuLogix website and it seems very interesting. Would like to hear more about thoughts on it.

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