In this episode, eSight user and coach Richard Weatherford and company CCO Brian McCollum provide an overview of eSight technology and how it can be life-changing for people with poor central vision due to degenerative retinal disease. The guests explore use cases for the technology, how the core offering has evolved over time, and how people living with low vision can connect with the company to demo the latest model. About the guests: Brian McCollum Brian is a seasoned industry leader, bringing with him more than 20 years of operational, financial and healthcare experience. Prior to joining eSight, Brian …

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Laura Allen – Head of Strategy, Accessibility, and Disability Inclusion at Google – shares her journey from 10-year-old child with unexplained vision loss to a leader and force for change in the world of accessible technology. Laura further highlights some of the accessibility initiatives at Google that are close to heart as well as what she believes the future of accessibility will look like in the years ahead. About the guest: Laura Allen is the Head of Strategy for Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Google. She works cross-functionally across teams to improve the accessibility and usability of Google products …

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Dr. Hady Saheb, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Fellowship at McGill University, offers a detailed overview of Glaucoma. This informative discussion covers Glaucoma causes and risk factors, as well as a deep dive into the evolution of disease diagnosis and management. About the guest: Dr. Hady Saheb, MD, MPH, FRCSC, DABO, is currently Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Resident Research at McGill University. He is also a Consultant on the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Saheb earned his medical degree and …

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Dr. Ian MacDonald, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta, provides a detailed overview of the current state of genetic therapies for degenerative retinal diseases. Dr. MacDonald further describes Choroideremia, including disease pathology, prognosis, and potential treatment avenues. Finally, Dr. MacDonald explains his reaction to being nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, pointing out some of his own remarkable mentors throughout his career. About the guest: Dr. Ian M. MacDonald is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Alberta, and past Chair. Dr. MacDonald completed residency training in Family Medicine at McGill …

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In this episode, we interview Dr. José-Alain Sahel, the chair and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the UPMC Eye Center, and the Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sahel provides an in-depth overview of optogenetics, including the current state of research and clinical trials. A detailed discussion about his team’s recent publication in Nature Medicine highlights the potential sight-restoring impact that novel optogenetic therapies can have for patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa and potentially other degenerative retinal conditions. About the guest: Dr. José-Alain SahelProfessor at …

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Dr. Sudha Nallasamy, Assistant Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, gives a detailed overview of strabismus, including why early diagnosis is critical. Dr. Nallasamy further describes her recent publication that highlights the reproducibility of clinical findings and management plans using telemedicine in a pediatric ophthalmology setting. About the guest: Dr. Sudha NallsamyPediatric Ophtalmologist and Strabismus Surgeon Dr. Sudha Nallasamy has been a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus Surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2012. She completed medical school at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, residency …

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Dr. Andrew Webster, Lead of Genetics Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Chair of Molecular Ophthalmology at University College London, and Nick Nettleton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Loft Digital, provide a detailed overview of how MyEyeSite is changing the information landscape for rare ophthalmic diseases. The guests highlight how the MyEyeSite platform is bridging information gaps and enabling for better patient care while simultaneously creating a vast repository of information for researchers of rare ophthalmic diseases. About the guests: MyEyeSite is a patient-led repository of rare eye disease data, developed to accelerate research, and support patients and …

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Guest interviewer Dr. Debra-Meghan Sanft interviews Dr. Caitlin Reimer to discuss the relationships, interactions, and overlap between an Ophthalmologist and a Family Doctor. They deep dive into Thyroid Disease, Diabetes, headaches, and how the eye can tell us what is going on in the rest of our body. About the guests: Dr. Debra-Meghan SanftGuest Interviewer Dr. Debra-Meghan Sanft completed her residency in ophthalmology at McGill. During her training, she was presented with the Sean Murphy Award and the Leonard Ellen Ocular Pathology award for excellence in research, as well as winning the first prize at McGill Ophthalmology Research Day. …

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Mark Mattison-Shupnick, master optician and COO at Enchroma, explains the different types of color deficiency, genetic or acquired, and its prevalence. Because colors are one of the first things we learn, kids with an undiagnosed condition can really struggle. We further discussed how special glasses with color filtering lenses can help them see colors again. About the guest: Mark Mattison-ShupnickChief Operating Officermark@enchroma.com Master optician, Mark Mattison-Shupnick, is a member of the board of directors for EnChroma, Inc. and a veteran optical industry consultant. As an expert in ophthalmic optics, Mark has participated in the design and production of new lens materials, …

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Dr. Enzo Castiglione, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Chile, shares a detailed overview of Uveitis, including causes, symptoms, and treatment approaches. Dr. Castiglione also provides an overview of Autoimmune Retinitis, a rare disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks retinal proteins, leading to loss of vision. About the Guest: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Specialist in Ocular immunology, Retina and Uveitis.