Authentic conversations about the knowledge gaps in ophthalmology and eye care, with guests hailing from ophthalmology and optometry clinics, vision research labs, industry, private companies, and the low vision community.
Helping the visually impaired join the workforce - Kirk Adams
As the president and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind, Dr. Kirk Adams is a leader in the field of blindness and is committed to pursuing strategic relationships with peers, policymakers, employers, and other influencers to create a more inclusive and accessible world for the more than 20 million Americans with vision loss.
Inventing Optical Coherence Tomography: A Story Of Curiosity and Collaboration - Dr. Joel Schuman
In this episode, Dr. Joel Schuman gives a detailed overview of how a team of collaborators from diverse academic backgrounds developed Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a technology that was a leap forward in the field of Ophthalmology. Dr. Schuman further explores how curiosity lies at the center of his motivation to continue discovering and innovating even after co-developing a breakthrough medical technology.
The Ophthalmology Foundation: Educating a Global Community Of Leaders and Eye Care Professionals - Dr. David Pyott
In this episode, Dr. David Pyott shares insights and lessons learned as the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Allergan. David further details the genesis of The Ophthalmology Foundation, highlighting the importance of education and maintaining a global perspective in order to improve eye care and advance the preservation and restoration of vision for all.
No Need For Sight When You Have a Vision - Lex Gillette
Lex Gillette, five-time Paralympian and 2020 Tokyo silver medalist in long jump, shares his experience from a young boy with sudden vision loss to world-class athlete. Lex gives an overview of his training, the importance of having the right mindset, and how anybody with a vision can do more than most dream is possible.
Spark Therapeutics: Gene Therapy For Inherited Retinal Disease - Jay Newman
Jay Newman, Head of U.S. Commercial at Spark Therapeutics provides a detailed overview of gene therapy for inherited retinal disease. Jay discusses the challenges associated with gaining regulatory approval and how this approval has impacted the company and the low vision community at large.
Low Vision, Building a Successful Career, and The Evolution Of Adaptive Technologies - Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai
Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai shares his experience as a visually impaired student who was fast tracked through high school and entered university at age 15, highlighting the numerous challenges and the benefit of a growth mindset. Dr. Sukhai further describes new initiatives in low vision research and shares advice for people who are striving for success in life and work while dealing with a visual impairment.
The hosts of the podcast highlight all aspects of ophthalmology and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!