Field of medicine treating eye disorders
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Hypertenive Retinopathy from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Kayser-Fleischer Ring from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Lens Dislocation from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Parinaud Syndrome from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
We review novel approaches for the treatment of intermediate AMD, with Dr. Barry Kuppermann, Director Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, Chairman Department of Ophthalmology, University of California Irvine, Steinert Endowed Chair.
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Visual Field Defects from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
The Oh No! news. Oh No! News is Good News. TAGS: Oh No, News, Threat analysis, InfoSec, Google Dynamic Search Ads Threat analysis; your attack surface. Source: Former NHS secretary found guilty of illegally accessing medical records A former NHS employee has been found guilty and fined for illegally accessing the medical records of over 150 people. Loretta Alborghetti, from Redditch, worked as a medical secretary within the Ophthalmology department at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust when she illegally accessed the records. Supporting Source: Open Street Map link to Redditch Worcestershire. Source: NetSupport RAT Infections on the Rise. Targeting Government and Business Sectors While NetSupport Manager started off as a legitimate remote administration tool for technical assistance and support, malicious actors have misappropriated the tool to their own advantage, using it as a beachhead for subsequent attacks. Source: Beware: Malicious Google Ads Trick WinSCP Users into Installing Malware The threat actors are believed to leverage Google's Dynamic Search Ads (DSAs), which automatically generates ads based on a site's content to serve the malicious ads that take the victims to the infected site. Source: Trojanized PyCharm Software Version Delivered via Google Search Ads. Victims who clicked on the ad were taken to a hacked web page with a link to download the application, which turned out to install over a dozen different pieces of malware instead. InfoSec; the language of security. Source: Why Defenders Should Embrace a Hacker Mindset Additional Information. What is a "Data Breach"? A data breach is a security violation, in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, altered or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. What is "Malware"? Malware (a portmanteau for malicious software) is any software intentionally designed to cause disruption to a computer, server, client, or computer network, leak private information, gain unauthorized access to information or systems, deprive access to information, or which unknowingly interferes with the user's computer security and privacy. What is a "Payload"? In the context of a computer virus or worm, the payload is the portion of the malware which performs malicious action; deleting data, sending spam or encrypting data. In addition to the payload, such malware also typically has overhead code aimed at simply spreading itself, or avoiding detection. What is "Phishing"? Phishing is a form of social engineering where attackers deceive people into revealing sensitive information or installing malware such as ransomware. Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and often transparently mirror the site being targeted, allowing the attacker to observe everything while the victim is navigating the site, and transverse any additional security boundaries with the victim. Social engineering (security) In the context of information security, social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. What is "Information Security" (InfoSec)? Information security, sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It is part of information risk management. Information Security Attributes: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (C.I.A.). Information Systems are composed in three main portions, hardware, software and communications with the purpose to help identify and apply information security industry standards, as mechanisms of protection and prevention, at three levels or layers: physical, personal and organizational. Essentially, procedures or policies are implemented to tell administrators, users and operators how to use products to ensure information security within the organizations. What is "Risk management"? Risk management is the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities. What is a "Vulnerability" (computing)? Vulnerabilities are flaws in a computer system that weaken the overall security of the device/system. Vulnerabilities can be weaknesses in either the hardware itself, or the software that runs on the hardware. What is an "Attack Surface"? The attack surface of a software environment is the sum of the different points (for "attack vectors") where an unauthorized user (the "attacker") can try to enter data to or extract data from an environment. Keeping the attack surface as small as possible is a basic security measure. What is an "Attack Vector"? In computer security, an attack vector is a specific path, method, or scenario that can be exploited to break into an IT system, thus compromising its security. The term was derived from the corresponding notion of vector in biology. An attack vector may be exploited manually, automatically, or through a combination of manual and automatic activity. What is "Standardization"? Standardization is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include firms, users, interest groups, standards organizations and governments. Standardization can help maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. It can also facilitate a normalization of formerly custom processes. List of computer standards. List of technical standard organizations. What is a "Replay attack"? A replay attack is a form of network attack in which valid data transmission is maliciously or fraudulently repeated or delayed. Another way of describing such an attack is: "an attack on a security protocol using a replay of messages from a different context into the intended (or original and expected) context, thereby fooling the honest participant(s) into thinking they have successfully completed the protocol run." What is a "Man-in-the-middle attack"? In cryptography and computer security, a man-in-the-middle, ..., attack is a cyberattack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two parties who believe that they are directly communicating with each other, as the attacker has inserted themselves between the two parties. What is "Transport Layer Security" (TLS)? Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. The protocol is widely used in applications such as email, instant messaging, and voice over IP, but its use in securing HTTPS remains the most publicly visible. What is a "Handshake" (computing)?. In computing, a handshake is a signal between two devices or programs, used to, e.g., authenticate, coordinate. An example is the handshaking between a hypervisor and an application in a guest virtual machine. What is Security theater? The practice of taking security measures that are considered to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to achieve it. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Krissy Dilger of SRNA was joined by Drs. Drs. John J. Chen and Elias S. Sotirchos for an “Ask the Expert” podcast episode titled “Acute Treatments and Rare Neuroimmune Disorders.” The experts began by providing an overview of treatments for an acute demyelinating attack and how they are administered. They also discussed side effects, safety concerns, and the decision process for escalation. Finally, the experts shared age considerations and upcoming research. John Chen, MD, PhD attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate and combined MD/PhD degrees. He completed his Ophthalmology residency and Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship training at the University of Iowa. He then took a position at the Mayo Clinic in 2014 where he specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Currently, he serves as a Consultant and Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Director at the Mayo Clinic. Among Dr. Chen's awards/honors are the AAO Achievement Award, resident and fellow teaching awards at the University of Iowa, Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year Award three times at the Mayo Clinic, 2023 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator Award, Top Doctors in Minnesota, and the Heed Fellowship. He is a board member for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and is on multiple committees for the AAO, co-chairs the Upper Midwest Neuro-Ophthalmology Group, is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and American Eye Study Club, previously served as the President for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and participated in the AAO and AUPO Leadership Development Programs. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, has received several research awards, and is currently RO1 funded through the NIH. He has given over 200 oral presentations, including multiple named lectureships, and visiting professorships, on his interests in ophthalmic imaging, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and optic neuritis, especially NMOSD and MOG antibody-associated disease. Elias Sotirchos, MD is a neurologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of neuroimmunological disorders that involve the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-immunoglobulin G (MOG-IgG)-associated disorder (MOGAD). His research focuses on developing and validating novel imaging and blood-based biomarkers of these conditions, and clinical trials of experimental therapeutic agents.
In this episode, we review the high-yield topic of Muscles of Eye from the Ophthalmology section. Follow Medbullets on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/medbullets Instagram: www.instagram.com/medbulletsofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/medbullets Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medbullets
We're joined by Dr. David Perlmutter of Perlmutter Eye Center. Dr. Perlmutter specializes in customized cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, and retinal diseases. He performs laser and surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, and he performs laser and intravitreal injections to treat medical diseases of the retina. Call at show time with your question. 800-348-2551. Ray Graf hosts.
I am privileged to connect with Dr. Rani Banik today, America's integrative eye doctor. Dr. Banik is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with additional certifications in functional integrative medicine. In our discussion today, we dive into the evolution of migraines, exploring whether genetics and epigenetics have a role to play in the development of neurological headaches. We delve into the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal eye health, highlighting the specific nutrients essential for our eyes throughout the various stages of our lives. Our conversation touches on how hormone replacement therapy affects eye health, particularly in people with dry eyes, and we look at the effects of sunlight and ways to modulate the impact of blue light exposure. We also get into chronobiology and share strategies for safeguarding our vision as we age. Dr. Rani shares a wealth of helpful information today that many women in the everyday wellness community have asked for. You are bound to be enlightened by her insights and wisdom! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What are migraines? How the hormonal changes that happen with menstruation, perimenopause, and menopause can trigger migraines How migraines evolve and change with age Dr. Rani explains the neurological foundation of photophobia with migraines How to differentiate migraine pain from debilitating headache pain The natural changes that occur with our eyes as we get older Why dry eye is a common issue in women, especially during perimenopause and menopause How Dr. Rani manages dry eye in her perimenopausal and postmenopausal patients How to prevent cataracts Using UV protection and avoiding too much exposure to blue light for healthy eyes The role hydration plays in maintaining eye health Bio: Dr. Rani Banik is America's Integrative Eye Doctor. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with additional certification in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Rani focuses on the root cause of eye diseases and uses integrative strategies for conditions that affect the visual system. Her treatments are based on nutrition, botanicals, lifestyle modification, essential oils, and supplements. Dr. Rani runs a private practice based in New York City and is also an Associate Professor at Mount Sinai in NYC, where she serves as an educator and researcher. As Principal Investigator of several clinical trials in diseases of the optic nerve, Dr. Rani uses cutting-edge approaches such as nanotechnology and gene therapy. Dr. Rani is frequently featured as an expert in the media and has been interviewed on Good Morning America, CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Fox, amongst many others. Dr. Rani has been voted Castle Connolly's Top Doctor and New York Magazine's Best Doctor in Ophthalmology every year since 2017. Dr. Rani's first book, Beyond Carrots - Best Foods For Eye Health A to Z, has won high praise from medical professionals in both the fields of ophthalmology and integrative medicine. Beyond Carrots focuses on the 30+ nutrients and 40 foods that best provide complete nutrition for your eyes. Dr. Rani has a companion cookbook as well, The Beyond Carrots Cookbook, which includes over 160 delicious and nutritious recipes that will be a feast for your eyes! Both are available via Amazon and Kindle in print and eBook. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Check out Cynthia's website Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Connect with Dr. Rudrani Banik Dr. Rudrani's website Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
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Medical missionaries from Western industrialized nations frequently encounter ethically disturbing situations when providing care in the developing world. This may be due to generally-recognized ethical principles being largely influenced by Western realities, beliefs and values. Individuals in resource-limited settings may have very different views on the risks and benefits of medical care, widely disparate access to reliable treatment, and decision-making that emphasizes honoring the opinions of the group over those of the individual. After briefly reviewing some basic tenets of medical ethics, this session will work through a number of actual cases with the goal of finding potential ways forward in each.
Drs. Marianeli Rodriguez and Katherine Talcott join to discuss four recent publications in high-impact ophthalmology journals.URiM Promotion Rates (https://www.ajo.com/article/S0002-9394(23)00380-X/fulltext)Gender Effect on Milestones Evaluations (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/article-abstract/2809477)Ophthalmology Workforce Projections (https://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(23)00677-2/fulltext)Private Equity Acquisition and Medicare Spending (https://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(23)00707-8/fulltext)
Who Owns Ophthalmology? In recent years, there has been growing pressure on ophthalmologists in both public and private practice to cede some independence to private investors who wish to include ophthalmology in their healthcare portfolios. The ESCRS has always valued the support of industry in assisting us in delivering premium services to our patients. It is our belief this should be done in the spirit of collaboration. We also believe ophthalmology should be physician-led, and that we must retain control of our practices both in the public and private environments. In this webinar we will discuss how ophthalmologists can continue to retain their independence while continuing to engage with industry in a constructive and positive manner. Webinar Programme Tuesday 21 November 2023 19.30 CET; 18.30 GMT 19.30 - Welcome And Introduction Sheraz Daya, UK, Founder, Chairman and Medical Director, Centre for Sight, London and Artemis Matsou, Greece, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon- Cornea Cataract Anterior Segment, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. 19.35 - 19.50 How Will New Models Of Ophthalmology Ownership Effect Young Ophthalmologists? - Vincent Qin, Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon, Belgium Vincent Qindiscusses how young ophthalmologists envisage their future careers and how they wish to ensure good life work balance and training, research and leadership opportunities. 19.50 - 20.05 The EuroEyes Story - Joern Joergensen, Denmark, CEO, EuroEyes Joern Joergensen discusses how EuroEyes has grown and developed to become one of the leading ophthalmic groups worldwide. Based on his experience as an ophthalmologist and entrepreneur he will also discuss the benefits of the EuroEyes model for ophthalmologists. 20.05 - 20.20 Why I Remain Committed To Private Practice - Arthur Cummings, Ireland, Consultant Eye Surgeon, Wellington Eye Clinic and Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beacon Hospital. Arthur Cummings explains why he has carved out a career in private practice rather than taking up a public position or selling his practice to private equity and what he perceives to be challenges that he and other independent private practitioners will face in the future. 20.20 – 20.35 What Is Private Equity And How Does It Work? – Victor Chua, UK, MBBChir, MRCSEd (Ophthalmology), Partner Mansfield Advisors LLP Victor Chua will discuss the impact of private equity owned ophthalmic companies in bringing down waiting times and costs, the downside of reduced training opportunities for junior surgeons to do simple cataracts and the dangers of "cherry-picking" in some countries by private equity firms when choosing which procedures they will concentrate on. 20.35 - Discussion Sheraz Daya and Artemis Matsou will discuss some of the key points raised in the discussion and take questions from the audience for the speakers 20.55 Closing remarks, Paul Rosen, UK, Chairman ESCRS Leadership & Business Innovation Committee.
Join A Cure in Sight to interview Dr. Jesse Berry for this episode chosen and sponsored by Castle Biosciences - the topic? Eye exams and early detection - does finding OM earlier REALLY make a difference? In what ways? Jesse L. Berry, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in ocular oncology. She received her undergraduate and medical degree from Harvard University in Massachusetts. Following her ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California, she was the Assistant Chief of Service at the Los Angeles County Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Surgery and Director of Ocular Oncology at the Vision Center, CHLA. Dr. Berry actively treats patients with retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, intraocular and ocular surface tumors. She is active academically within the broader field of ophthalmology and ocular oncology. She is the Vice President for the International Society of Ocular Oncology and was the conference chair for the biennial meeting in Los Angeles in 2019. She is an active advocate for mentorship and opportunities for young ophthalmologists. As such, she is a member of the Young Ophthalmologist committee through the American Academy of Ophthalmology and co-leads the committee for young ophthalmic oncologists and pathologists (YOOPs). Dr. Berry is active within the Women in Ophthalmology organization and is the founder of WOO, Women in Ocular Oncology. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Berry studies outcomes for retinoblastoma, melanoma and other tumors. Her main interest is the development of the aqueous humor as a liquid biopsy for retinoblastoma and other intraocular disease. She was awarded a K08 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health in 2018 to further study this. In 2019 she was promoted to Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Clinical Scholar, a special distinction provided by USC. In 2021 she was awarded the prestigious USC Faculty Mentoring Award. She currently holds the USC Berle & Lucy Adams Chair in Cancer Research. ANNOUNCEMENTS: 5K SITES ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NEAR YOU! Start your team and bring your community to get involved! Highest record for registrations is 306! Who can top it!? Fundraisers have a record of $30K+ in Palo Alto–who can help beat that!? December 9, Dallas FTW TX https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/FortWorth/LookinForACureFortWorth December 10, Houston, TX https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/LookinForACureHouston January 20, 2024 Orlando FL https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Orlando/LookinForACureTampa January 21, 2024, Miami FL https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Miami/LookinForACureMiami Head to our site to register for a 5K Lookin' for a Cure near you for the remainder of the year!! www.lookinforacure.org Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the know Newsletter link Email email@example.com for questions regarding any upcoming events! ********* Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or Instagram @acureinsight, for more stories, tips, research news, and ideas to help you navigate this journey with OM! *A Cure in Sight is a 501c3 organization. All donations made can help fund our podcast to educate patients, fund research, aid patients, and more! Donate $10 $15 $20 today to help A Cure in Sight in their quest to find a cure. Contribute via PAYPAL OR VENMO or reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are honored to have Dr. Andrew Carey as a guest on this episode of on It Happened To Me. As a disclosure, Dr. Carey is our co-host Cathy Gildenhorn's Doctor who diagnosed her rare disease, Wolfram Syndrome. Andrew R. Carey, MD (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the division of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as optic neuritis, uveitis related papillitis, ischemic & hereditary optic neuropathies as well as diseases of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, toxic retinopathies and inherited disorders of the retina such as retinitis pigmentosa. Stay tuned for the next new episode of It Happened To Me! In the meantime, you can listen to our previous episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, streaming on the website, or any other podcast player by searching, “It Happened To Me”. It Happened To Me is created and hosted by Cathy Gildenhorn and Beth Glassman. Steve Holsonback is our media engineer and co-producer. DNA Today's Kira Dineen is our marketing lead and co-producer. Ashlyn Enokian is our graphic designer. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and our website, ItHappenedToMePod.com. Questions/inquiries can be sent to ItHappenedToMePod@gmail.com.
Professor Meyer was The Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Tygerberg Academic Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch University and is the Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Tygervalley Eye and Laser Center. He joins John to consider the significance of the medical feat accomplished by surgeons in New York that have performed the world's first complete eye transplant.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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What treatments are effective for uveitic macular edema? Drs. Nisha R. Acharya and Douglas A. Jabs of the MUST Research Group discuss with Dr. Edmund Tsui the landmark findings of the MERIT Trial in their recent Ophthalmology article, “Intravitreal Therapy for Uveitic Macular Edema—Ranibizumab versus Methotrexate versus the Dexamethasone Implant.” Intravitreal Therapy for Uveitic Macular Edema—Ranibizumab versus Methotrexate versus the Dexamethasone Implant. Acharya, Nisha R. et al. Ophthalmology, Volume 130, Issue 9, 914 - 923
Dr. Rani Banik is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with additional training in Integrative and Functional Medicine. On today's episode, we talk about how MS and other demyelinating diseases affect vision, red flags that should cause you to see a doctor, and the difference between eye doctors. Dr. Rani Banik is America's Integrative Eye Doctor. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with additional training in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Rani focuses on the root cause of eye diseases, and uses integrative strategies for conditions such as dry eye, thyroid eye disease, macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, and other autoimmune diseases of the visual system. She also has a special interest in migraine with visual symptoms, multiple sclerosis, and eye stroke. Her treatments are based on nutrition, botanicals, lifestyle modification, essential oils, and supplements. Dr. Rani runs a private practice based in New York City and is also Associate Professor of Mount Sinai in NYC where she serves as an educator and researcher. As Principal Investigator of several clinical trials in diseases of the optic nerve, Dr. Rani uses cutting-edge approaches such as nanotechnology and gene therapy. Dr. Rani is frequently featured as an expert in the media and has been interviewed on Good Morning America, CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Fox, amongst many others. Dr. Rani has been voted as Castle Connolly Top Doctor and New York Magazine's Best Doctor in Ophthalmology every year since 2017. Dr. Rani's first book, “Beyond Carrots - Best Foods For Eye Health A to Z' has won high praise from medical professionals in both the fields of ophthalmology and integrative medicine. “Beyond Carrots” focuses on the 30+ nutrients and 40 foods that best provide complete nutrition for your eyes. Dr. Rani has a companion cookbook as well, “The Beyond Carrots Cookbook”, which includes over 160 delicious and nutritious recipes, will be a feast for your eyes! Both are available via Amazon and Kindle in print and eBook versions. Links: My first book on ocular nutrition, "Beyond Carrots - Best Foods For Eye Health A to Z" https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Carrots-Best-Foods-Health/dp/B0C2SCNWSH/ref=zg_bsnr_227196_sccl_1/135-2481332-6767752?psc=1 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr.ranibanik/ YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8mIi8P9tXSRXXwEdNX6aRw Facebook Groups: EnVision Health: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1864863853844167 Eye on Migraine: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365563447148126 Macular Degeneration Diet and Lifestyle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4709862885694718 Online Course: Ageless Eyes by Dr. Rani (will launch in Sept 2023, will provide link closer to date) Ageless by Dr. Rani supplements for vision and brain health: https://shop.rudranibanikmd.com/ Website: www.rudranibanikmd.com Additional Resources: https://www.doctorgretchenhawley.com/insider Reach out to Me: email@example.com Website: www.MSingLink.com Social: ★ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mswellness ★ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctor.gretchen ★ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/doctorgretchenhawley?sub_confirmation=1 → Game Changers Course: https://www.doctorgretchenhawley.com/GameChangersCourse → Total Core Program: https://www.doctorgretchenhawley.com/TotalCoreProgram → The MSing Link: https://www.doctorgretchenhawley.com/TheMSingLink
In this episode, Dr. Jerry Tennant, a renowned physician, and integrative health practitioner, shares his incredible journey of overcoming a debilitating health condition by understanding the role of voltage in the body. He explains how chronic diseases often stem from an organ losing its power supply, and why voltage is a critical component of both healing and maintaining optimal health. By listening to this episode, you'll gain three key benefits: Discover the essential role of voltage in cellular health and how it can transform your approach to healing. Understand the link between emotions, polarity, and chronic illness, and how you can address emotional baggage to improve your well-being. Learn about Dr. Tennant's groundbreaking device, the biotransducer, and how it can help reverse the polarity of emotional blockages, potentially leading to better health and stronger relationships. Don't miss this eye-opening episode that could revolutionize your perspective on health and healing. Click play to dive into the world of voltage, scalar energy, and emotional well-being with Dr. Jerry Tennant. Referenced Links: Dr. Tennants website : https://tennantinstitute.com Video on how to check your muscle test your own body's polarities : https://vimeo.com/874915894/ad5ba6081a Dr. Tennants Master Class Nov 17-18, 2023 : https://senergy.us/tennant-masters-conference/ Biography: Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H), PScD, is the founder of The Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine, a world-renowned physician and integrative health practitioner, and the inventor of the Tennant BioModulator®. He is the author of Healing is Voltage™ The Handbook, Healing is Voltage™ Textbook, Healing is Voltage™ Healing Eye Diseases, Healing is Voltage™, Acupuncture Muscle Batteries and Healing is Voltage™, Cancer's On/Off Switches: Polarity. These books are based on his own personal experience and continuous energetic medical research. Dr. Tennant completed his residency in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. However, today people from around the world travel to his Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine in Texas to heal from a wide range of chronic illnesses.
Maintaining good vision is an important aspect of overall health. . Dr. Cordell Adams, Chief of Ophthalmology, Baylor University Medical Center, will open our eyes in a candid conversation about how we can manage our vision carefully. You don't need to have a lot of wealth to take advantage of a financial advisor. In “WE SEE YOU," meet Wealth Management Advisor, Randy Jones to talk about how securing a financial advisor can move you from“NONE” to “SUM.” While not everyone needs a financial advisor, many people would benefit from personalized advice to help them build a strong financial future. Stop by and hear what Randy has to say!Join Alvin, Bobby, and Vash for the next double-header episode of “He Said, He Said, He Said” for “Behind Our Eyes” and get some tips on how you can potentially live a happier and healthier life. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hesaidhesaidhesaidlive/message
Krissy Dilger of SRNA was joined by Dr. Robert Shin. Dr. Shin began by summarizing the role of neuro-ophthalmologists and how they specialize in the intersection of neurology and ophthalmology, and address vision-related issues, including those associated with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Dr. Shin talked about the tests used to diagnose visual issues. He discussed how distinguishing NMOSD from other conditions that cause optic neuritis, like multiple sclerosis (MS) and MOG antibody disease (MOGAD), can be challenging. He emphasized the importance of rapid and proper treatment of optic neuritis. Finally, Dr. Shin described how low-vision therapy may help those with significant visual impairment.
Julia Barbaro and Gino Barbaro of The Julia and Gino Show welcome a very special guest this week - Trent Talbot, the visionary founder of Brave Books. Fresh off our enlightening chat with renowned content creator, JP Sears, who has ties to the book publisher, we now sit down with the man behind the mission. Dive into Trent's transformative journey from a practicing ophthalmologist to a pioneering entrepreneur in children's literature. Discover the essence of Brave Books, a brand committed to providing content that enriches young minds in a world of ever-evolving narratives. Julia and Gino delve deep into the motivations, challenges, and the promising future of Brave Books. If you're passionate about meaningful content for the next generation, this episode is unmissable. Explore Brave Books: BraveBooks.com For more episodes and exclusive content, visit our new website: The Julia and Gino Show
Find More Episodes on PCA Overdrive: https://www.pcaoverdrive.org/brothers-of-the-brush-1 PCA Overdrive is free for members. Not a member? Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play and enjoy a 7 day free trial! Become a member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership-resources/ Nowthen we're Back! In this episode, again were diving deep back down under to that Australia. This time I sit down with the amazing, super talented Ausma of Azu Bespoke . from humble beginings in Ophthalmology to changing tack and learning skills in decorating and progressing on to offering her in-demand bespoke artisan finishes and working on film sets. So join me and Ausma as we chat such varied topics as. Building resilience in the trades Working harder to gain respect Working on mortal kombat film set hard slog Relationships shaping you Learning to walk away from situations for mental stability How far do you go putting other workmanship right you follow Stop self limiting thoughts Learning to switch off out of hours, be less reactive and more present with friends and family Building habits and resilience in kids Coffee habits and addiction Customer service and appreciation tips Tip for Getting served quicker at a bar You know the drill by now, get a brew, pin back your lugs and give it a listen and give us (@brothersofthebrushinsta and Chris) your feedback by hash-tagging #bobcast on Insta and we'll give you a shout-out back! Resources/Links Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azubespokefinishes/ Web: https://azubespokefinishes.com/services
Dr. Jabs and Dr. Acharya discuss the results of the MERIT trial that investigated relative efficacy of intrvitreal injections of Dexamethasone implant vs ranibizumab vs methotrexate for the treatment of macular oedema associated with uveitis. Discussed article: Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial (MUST) Research Group, Writing Committee:; Acharya NR, Vitale AT, Sugar EA, Holbrook JT, Burke AE, Thorne JE, Altaweel MM, Kempen JH, Jabs DA. Intravitreal Therapy for Uveitic Macular Edema-Ranibizumab versus Methotrexate versus the Dexamethasone Implant: The MERIT Trial Results. Ophthalmology. 2023 Sep;130(9):914-923. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2023.04.011. Epub 2023 Jun 13. PMID: 37318415; PMCID: PMC10524707.
News broke in early 2023 of several deaths related to use of contaminated over-the-counter artificial tear products resulting in FDA and CDC warnings and a product recall. Dr. Matt Feng reviews what transpired and discusses lessons learned with Dr. Gary Novack, author of the Ophthalmology editorial, “Infections from Over-The-Counter Artificial Tears: Implications for Patients and Clinicians.” Infections from Over-the-Counter Artificial Tears: Implications for Patients and Clinicians. Novack, Gary D. Ophthalmology, Volume 130, Issue 11, 1114 - 1117 Join us in San Francisco at AAO 2023 for a live recording of our podcast on Saturday November 4, 2023, at 3:30pm local time at the Showcase Theater, Booth #5302, in Moscone Center North. Our hosts will interview Dr. Todd Margolis on his recent editorial, Six Myths of the Anterior Segment: Misunderstandings and Critical Thinking in Ophthalmology. Use the Adjunct Event Search for ISC10 in the Mobile Meeting Guide for more information.
Every day healthcare workers face a lot of stressful and emotionally challenging situations at work. Moreover the long drawn pandemic has had its impact on healthcare workers. Numerous deaths, making difficult choices due to resource constraints and overstretched days are some of the challenges that have affected health workers mentally and emotionally. With daily work demands being constant many of them are left with these issues unresolved. How then can we care for our caregivers who support the health and quality of life of their patients and their relatives? This is a taster of a program that uses large group learnings, small group sharing, peer-to-peer interactions and role-plays. This session will also provide an overview of the program that provides healthcare teams a platform to address their unaddressed pain, and emotional as well as psychological hurts Using a structured and sustained approach the program provides the supportive environment, caring community and appropriate skills for the healing of healthcare workers and equips them to go on to become better careers in the workplace. https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_mathewmulavelil_caringforthecaregiver
This week we welcome Trent Talbot, founder and CEO of Brave Books, and father of three. Have you seen those ads with Kirk Cameron raving about books that celebrate strong families and honor traditional American values? These are the books! Brave books believes in the power of family and the family unit's ability to shape the next generation. Trent has collaborated with many proud Americans to write these books, which take your children on a journey to Freedom Island, a world full of fun and engaging stories. Each book is part of a larger story that connects each book in an overarching storyline.Trent explains what led him to leave his career in Ophthalmology to start Brave Books. We discuss how the family unit is currently under attack and how important it is that we bring back strength within our families. And one way to do that is by homeschooling!You don't want to miss this episode! And if you'd like to get your subscription to Brave Books and start the journey with your children today, head on over to https://shop.bravebooks.us/thehomeschoolhowto and use discount code: THEHOMESCHOOLHOWTOto get 15% OFF!Would you like to help keep this podcast going by sending me a small tip?paypal.me/TheHomeschoolHowToUnable to support the show monetarily but want to help me out in another way?No Problem! Share this link with friends and in your favorite homeschool group facebook page! http://thehomeschoolhowto.com/Support the showInstagram: TheHomeschoolHowToPodcast Facebook: The Homeschool How To Podcast
Research at Boston University has led to the discovery of a non-invasive method to diagnose Alzheimer's. This opens the door in the coming years to possibly detecting the disease in its early stages, decades before real symptoms appear. Manju Subramanian, MD and her team found that proteins in eye fluids are providing this window to the brain. These eye fluids are confirming pathological brain conditions like dementia in the Alzheimer's form. Until now, MRIs and lumbar punctures were the tools to aid the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's, but that has meant late detection when the disease is already in place. Alzheimer's is not actually confirmed until after death and a post-mortem examination of the brain is done. "We know that patients with eye disease tend to be an at-risk population for dementia. Patients with macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, those are the three big ones," says Subramanian. The potential of an eye fluid exam at an optometrist's office is ideal as it's non-invasive and not expensive. But, it is still several years out before potentially becoming commonplace. More research is needed. Still to be determined in future research is just how early eye fluid proteins become abnormal when dementia is developing. "As they say, the eye is the window to the soul. It is also very much the window to the brain," says Subramanian. ***** Manju Subramanian is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology and Vice-Chairman of Faculty Affairs. She is an ophthalmic surgeon specializing in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, and is in academic practice at Boston Medical Center. She also sees patients at the Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants. Her primary areas of clinical interest include medical and surgical management of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, hereditary retinal diseases, ocular inflammation, and ocular trauma. Dr. Subramanian graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2002. She completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston in 2004. Dr. Subramanian's research interests include the study of eye-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and the role of anesthesia in eye surgery. She was Principal Investigator for the first head to head clinical trial comparing the use of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and she is currently the Principal Investigator for a study assessing the role of oral sedation in eye surgery. She is also a recent recipient of an R03 Grant Award by the National Institutes of Aging as the Principal Investigator of a study looking at protein biomarkers for AD in the eye. In her role as Vice-Chairman of Faculty Affairs at Boston University Eye Associates, she works in a supportive role in the professional and career development and engagement of the clinical faculty. Prior to 2017, she served as the Vice-Chairman of Clinical Services for 8 years. She serves on several institutional committees, including the Women's Leadership Advisory Council, the Boston University Medical Group (BUMG) Research Committee, the BU School of Medicine Promotion Criteria Working Group, and also serves as Chair of the BUMG Professional Development Committee. She additionally serves on national committees, such as the International Meetings Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Diversity Initiatives Committee for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and a Special Emphasis Panel for a Study Section with the National Institutes of Health. ***** Cutting Edge Health podcast website: https://cuttingedgehealth.com/ Cutting Edge Health Social and YouTube: YouTube channel: youtube.com/@cuttingedgehealthpodcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/cuttingedgehealthpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Cutting-Edge-Health-Podcast-with-Jane-Rogers-101036902255756 Please note that the information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Cutting Edge Health podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. Special thanks to Alan, Maria, Louis, and Nicole on the Cutting Edge Health team!
10/15/23The Healthy Matters PodcastS02_E22 - All About Eyes!Got eyes? Many of us do. Got issues with your eyes? Turns out many of us have that as well! From dry eyes to floaters, to reduced sharpness in our vision - or worse, glaucoma and cataracts - we're all likely to experience some of the more common issues with our eyes over the course of our lives. But what are these conditions and how can we best care for our eyesight? On Episode 22 of the podcast, we'll be joined by the Department Chair of Ophthalmology at Hennepin Healthcare, Dr. Kevin Engel (MD, PhD). He'll help us break down the most common eye conditions, provide useful tips on how to keep your eyes healthy and dispel some of the myths around eyes and eyesight. He'll also make sure we know the golden rule regarding the "keeps the red out" eyedrops (don't use them!) and explain once and for all, what the difference is between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist! Join us! Got a question for the doc? Or an idea for a show? Contact us!Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgCall - 612-873-TALK (8255)Find out more at www.healthymatters.org
Hosts Jim Mazzo and John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, chat with Peter Slack, Greg Kunst, Rich Small and Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS, live from OSN New York. Welcome to the Eyeluminaries podcast :01 Review of episode 18 :18 Intro of Peter Slack 1:47 How did OSN start? 2:35 When did you get into meetings and where do you see meetings going? 5:40 Where do you see media going? 7:46 How did you end up running the Hawaiian Eye Meeting? 10:53 Intro of Greg Kunst 13:59s What will be the biggest challenges introducing a new paradigm for a traditionally surgical disease? 14:52 What can you tell us about Aurion's plans for cell therapy in other front and back of the eye disease, in addition to endothelial cell disease? 17:04 What should I be telling my patients who have future need for endothelial keratoplasty? 19:17 What is the status of Aurion in Japan? Is the competition on the horizon? 22:13 Intro of Rich Small 25:53 Why are you excited about the Encapsulated Cell Therapy Platform? 27:12 Why MacTel? 31:52 What is the status of the Neurotech BLA? 32:26 · Give us a good Jim Mazzo story 34:38 Intro of Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS(Glasg) 37:05 Tell us about how you got started producing one video per day 38:10 Tell us a story about a doctor from far away who is influenced by your teaching 40:38 If you could change one thing in residency training today, what would it be? 41:59 Preview of episode 20 43:51 Feedback, questions and guest suggestions at email@example.com 44:04 Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS(Glasg), is Healio|OSN section editor for Ocular Surgery News. He is in private practice, specializing in cataract and refractive surgery, at Devgan Eye Surgery in Los Angeles and a full partner at Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills, California. He has previously served as full clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as Chief of Ophthalmology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and has been actively involved in resident surgical teaching for over two decades. He owns and operates CataractCoach.com. John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, is a faculty member at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and in private practice at Harvard Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, California. Greg Kunst is president, chief executive officer and board member at Aurion Biotech. He is focused in areas such as R&D, clinical development, corporate development, strategy, marketing, commercial, business development, market access and medical affairs with extensive knowledge of global health care markets (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia), global commercialization and market development, upstream and downstream marketing, market access, and medical affairs for medical device, drug delivery systems, diagnostic systems, biotechnology, cell therapies, gene therapies, biologics, and pharmaceutical products. Jim Mazzo is an ophthalmic industry veteran with over 40 years as CEO/Chairman of both public and private companies, including Allergan, Avellino Labs, Carl Zeiss, Neurotech Pharmaceuticals and AMO. Additionally, he is an advisor for Bain Capital and CVC Capital Partners and sits on numerous industry boards such as MDMA. Peter N. Slack is president and chief executive officer of The Wyanoke Group. Peter is past-Chairman and a current member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Family Services, a nonprofit human services agency. Other professional titles and memberships have included Board of Directors of the International Association of Association Management Companies and Board of Directors of the American Medical Publishers Association. In addition, Peter is President of the Broadway Theatre of Pitman in Pitman, NJ. Disclosure: The Wyanoke Group is the holding company for Healio, the producer of the Eyeluminaries podcast. Rich Small is chief executive officer and member of the board of directors for Neurotech. He originally joined Neurotech in July 2007 as the company's chief financial officer. He has in excess of 30 years of both private and public life sciences experience and more than 40 years of overall financial and operational management. Previously Rich served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Point Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company focused in developing treatments for various cancers. We'd love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow John Hovanesian on Twitter @DrHovanesian. Disclosures: Devgan owns and operates CataractCoach.com. Hovanesian consults widely in the ophthalmic field. Kunst is president, chief executive officer and board member at Aurion Biotech. Mazzo reports being an adviser for Zeiss, Bain Capital, Avellino Labs, CVC Capital, Anivive Lifesciences; executive chairman of Neurotech, Preceyes BV and TearLab; and sits on the board of Crystilex, Lensgen, IanTech, Centricity Vision and Visus. Slack is president and chief executive officer of The Wyanoke Group. Small is chief executive officer and member of the board of directors for Neurotech. The Wyanoke Group is the holding company for Healio, the producer of the Eyeluminaries podcast.
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries globally. What are the risk factors for patients developing pseudophakic cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery? Dr. Edmund Tsui sits down with Dr. Ahmed B. Sallam to discuss the findings of his Ophthalmology article, “Risk of Pseudophakic Cystoid Macular Edema in Fellow-Eye Cataract Surgeries: A Multicenter Database Study.” Risk of Pseudophakic Cystoid Macular Edema in Fellow-Eye Cataract Surgeries. Shakarchi, Ahmed F. et al. Ophthalmology, Volume 130, Issue 6, 640 - 645 Join us in San Francisco at AAO 2023 for a live recording of our podcast on Saturday November 4, 2023, at 3:30pm local time at the Showcase Theater, Booth #5302, in Moscone Center North. Our hosts will interview Dr. Todd Margolis on his recent editorial, Six Myths of the Anterior Segment: Misunderstandings and Critical Thinking in Ophthalmology. Use the Adjunct Event Search for ISC10 in the Mobile Meeting Guide for more information.
Evidence based medicine is emphasized worldwide. An important skill in the practice of evidence based health care is the ability to critically appraise the validity of published literature. This lecture will explore principles of evidence based medicine and critical appraisal of randomized controlled trial.
Contributor: Meghan Hurley MD Educational Pearls: What is Cellulitis? A common and potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Caused by various types of bacteria, with Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species being the most common. What is Preseptal Cellulitis and why is it more serious than facial cellulitis? Preseptal Cellulitis, also known as Periorbital Cellulitis, is a bacterial infection of the soft tissues in the eyelid and the surrounding area. This requires prompt and aggressive treatment to avoid progression into Orbital Cellulitis. How is Preseptal Cellulitis treated? Oral antibiotics for five to seven days. In the setting of trauma (scratching bug bites) Clindamycin or TMP-SMX (for MRSA coverage) and Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid or Cefpodoxime or Cefdinir. If there is no trauma, monotherapy with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid is appropriate. Check immunization status against H.influenzae and adjust appropriately. What is Orbital Cellulitis, how is it diagnosed, and why is it more serious than Preseptal Cellulitis? Orbital cellulitis involves the tissues behind the eyeball and within the eye socket itself. Key features include: Eye pain. Proptosis (Bulging of the eye out of its normal position). Impaired eye movement. Blurred or double vision. This can lead to three very serious complications: Orbital Compartment Syndrome. This can push eye forward, stretch optic nerve, and threaten vision. Meningitis given that the meninges of the brain are continuous with optic nerve. Endophthalmitis, which is inflammation of the inner coats of the eye. This can also threaten vision. If suspected, get a CT of the orbits and/or an MRI to look for an abscess behind the eyes. How is Orbital Cellulitis treated? IV antibiotics. Cover for meningitis with Ceftriaxone and Vancomycin. Add Metronidazole until intracranial involvement has been ruled out. Drain the abscess surgically. Usually this is performed by an ophthalmologist or an otolaryngologist. Admit to the hospital. References Bae C, Bourget D. Periorbital Cellulitis. 2023 Jul 17. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan–. PMID: 29261970. Chaudhry IA, Shamsi FA, Elzaridi E, Al-Rashed W, Al-Amri A, Al-Anezi F, Arat YO, Holck DE. Outcome of treated orbital cellulitis in a tertiary eye care center in the middle East. Ophthalmology. 2007 Feb;114(2):345-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2006.07.059. PMID: 17270683. Seltz LB, Smith J, Durairaj VD, Enzenauer R, Todd J. Microbiology and antibiotic management of orbital cellulitis. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):e566-72. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-2117. Epub 2011 Feb 14. PMID: 21321025. Wong SJ, Levi J. Management of pediatric orbital cellulitis: A systematic review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Jul;110:123-129. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.05.006. Epub 2018 May 8. PMID: 29859573. Summarized by Jeffrey Olson MS2 | Edited by Meg Joyce & Jorge Chalit, OMSII