Dr. Evangelina Esposito MD, ChM, an Argentina-based Retina Specialist, and Professor of Ophthalmology, shares a detailed overview of how the process of vision develops from infancy through adulthood, highlighting important signs and symptoms of ocular conditions in children that parents should understand. Dr. Esposito further explains the causes, treatment, and prognosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity. About The Guest: Evangelina Esposito MD, ChMOphthalmologist from Argentina,  Professor of Ophthalmology. Evangelina is an ophthalmologist from Argentina focused on posterior segment diseases. She graduated as a physician in the National University of Córdoba, Argentina (2004-2009), and completed residency training in Ophthalmology at the Catholic University of …

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Ashley Alexander, a certified ophthalmic technician based in Ontario, Canada, discusses the art and science of working with patients in an ophthalmology clinic. Ashley describes the various tests performed by an ophthalmic technician, lessons learned from working in a low vision clinic, and the benefits and drawbacks of working in private practice. About the guest: Ashley Alexander, COMT, CDOS, ROUBProgram Coordinator, Kingston Ophthalmic Training CentreQueen’s Department of OphthalmologyKingston Health Sciences Center, Hotel Dieu Hospital site

Dr. Robert Greenberg, current Chairman and CEO of Alfred Mann Foundation and former CEO of Second Sight Medical Products, shares his experience at the helm of one of the world’s most innovative medical device companies. Dr. Greenberg discusses lessons learned while working at the FDA and the Alfred Mann Foundation, as well as challenges faced while building the world’s most advanced retinal implant to treat patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa. About the Guest: Robert J. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of the Alfred Mann Foundation. He was a co-founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Board …

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Ophthalmologist Dr. Debra-Meghan Sanft shares a basic overview of the causes, risk factors, and treatments associated with an array of ocular emergencies, including corneal ulcers, acute angle closure glaucoma, vascular occlusion, giant cell arteritis, retinal tears and detachment, and ocular trauma. About the Guest: 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. Dr. Sanft has published numerous papers and presented her research at national and …

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Dr. Walter Wittich discusses his role as chair of Deafblind International Research Network, highlighting the purpose of the organization and how it is serving people across the globe. Dr. Wittich further explores the realm of low vision rehabilitation, including his journey in the field, current gaps in communication and training, and what the future of the field might look like and what unique challenges it may face About the Guest: Dr. Walter Wittich is an Associate Professor at the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His research focuses on the rehabilitation of older adults with …

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Dr. Patrick Sauvageau, CEO & Co-Founder of Zilia, a medical company, discusses how retinal oximetry can revolutionize eye care and prevent vision loss, as well as provide an opportunity for early detection of systemic diseases, reduce healthcare costs, and improve the quality of life of patients. About the Guest: Dr. Patrick Sauvageau, OD, MSc CEO & Co-Founder As a trained optometrist, Patrick puts his in-depth understanding of the clinical care to the development of innovative technologies to revolutionize eye care and prevent vision loss. He is continuously contributing to clinical and innovative technological advancements to the field. Patrick is …

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Dr. Lore Thaler, Lecturer at Durham University in the Department of Psychology, shares stories about the science of echolocation, including insights from her own research involving brain imaging. Dr. Thaler discusses how anybody can learn to echolocate, why certain types of sounds are more commonly used, how her research is shaping our understanding of the way humans learn, and much more About the Guest: Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology Member of the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Lore Thaler received her PhD from the Ohio State University, USA, in 2008. She …

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Dr. Julie Burnier, Assistant professor of Oncology and Pathology at McGill university, explains how liquid biopsies can provide critical information about Ocular tumours, including genetic signature, presence of circulating tumour cells, and other biomarkers of disease severity. Dr. Burnier discusses Uveal Melanoma, the most common intraocular tumour in adults, and how liquid biopsies are becoming front and center in the personalized management of this highly complex tumour. About the Guest: After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Burnier pursued a PhD in molecular and cell biology at McGill University (Experimental Medicine 2001-2005). The focus of her …

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Ricardo Wagner, Accessibility Lead for Microsoft Canada, shares inspirational stories of how inclusive design has influenced a global community of people with accessibility needs, including those with low vision. From the surgeon who could access a computer hands free to an artist with ALS who was able to continue creating using only her eyes, the broad-reaching, life changing impacts of Microsoft’s accessibility endeavours comes to light in this thought provoking interview. About the Guest: I work with people and companies trying to make the world a better place. I believe technology elevates the education, employment and living standards for billions …

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Ophthalmologist Dr. Debra-Meghan Sanft shares a comprehensive overview of cataract surgery, Including what patients can expect before, during, and after surgery. Dr. Sanft also explores risks and rare complications that patients need to understand prior to consenting to cataract surgery. About the Guest: 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. Dr. Sanft has published numerous papers and presented her research at national and international …

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