Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, and The Importance Of Early Diagnosis – Dr. Charles Wykoff
In this episode, Surgical and Medical Retina Specialist Dr. Charles Wykoff gives a detailed overview of Diabetic Retinopathy, with a particular focus on the importance of screening and early diagnosis to prevent blindness. Dr. Wykoff further discusses current treatments and therapies, his group’s latest research findings, and how technology is changing the landscape for Diabetic Retinopathy and other ophthalmic diseases.
About the guest:
Dr. Wykoff is Director of Research at Retina Consultants of Texas; Chairman of Research & Clinical Trials, Retina Consultants of America; and Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology for Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his baccalaureate from MIT, PhD from Oxford University, MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed clinical training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is passionate about translational research and clinical trial design and has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He serves on multiple scientific and medical advisory boards, safety monitoring committees, and global steering committees for retina endeavors spanning the innovative process from early to late stage developments. He is President of the Vit-Buckle Society, serves on the ASRS Board of Directors, and is also a founding member of the Ophthalmology Retina Editorial Board. He has been awarded multiple Achievement and Honor Awards along with the ASRS Young Investigator and the AAO Secretariat Awards.