Dawn Prall interviews Ilana Yellen from Evoke KYNE about their recent work on AMD Central. AMD Central is a brand-new resource website with the primary goal of user ease and accessibility in mind, the site itself is designed to be functional; colors and font sizes can be tailored to those who have vision loss. Ilana then goes on to speak about her growing awareness of the AMD community through this collaboration and explains new projects at Evoke KYNE.
Centers around the idea of creating a care plan to live with macular degeneration. This includes finding the right information centers, support systems, and strategies to navigate life with vision loss. Featured guest Mark Greget, the found of NuEyes talks about his career, passion for helping others, and the power of Assistive Technology.
Overcoming perceptions: Learning that everyone needs help something and it's ok to ask. Featured guest, Sue Labar-Yohey, shares the story of her macular degeneration diagnosis and how writing and helped her create connections.
Dawn interviews co-host Shawn Doyle as the episode’s featured special guest. Shawn’s passion for providing tools and techniques to help people succeed is featured throughout the interview. He goes on to discuss his career mentor, the blessings of Assistive Technologies, negative mindsets, and remedies for a bad day.
We discuss Dr. Stambolian and his research team’s current MacD research. Dr. Stambolian describes how they are taking a new approach focusing research on human eye tissue to better understand what makes a normal macula different from other locations in the retina. Their goals, he says, is to develop better treatments and work on finding a cure.
Shawn interviews none other than his co-host Dawn Prall as the episode’s featured special guest. Dawn relates the story of how an unexpected phone call over a decade ago sparked a lifelong passion of supporting, educating and inspiring people with MacD and their families. She explains how she received the call from food magnate, philanthropist and Macula Vision Research Foundation founder, the late Herb Lottman, who asked her to serve as executive director of his foundation.
Dawn interviews special guest Richard Tapping, Vice President of Vispero, about Assistive Technology; Vispero’s history, philosophy and its three brands: Freedom Scientific, Optelec and Enhanced Vision; and the benefits of using magnification devices. Richard talks in detail about how these tools enhance quality of life for people living with MacD and low vision, as well as Vispero’s two-step approach to addressing individual needs.
Shawn interviews special guest Dan Roberts, a retired educator and book author who also serves as the editor-in-chief of Living Well with Low Vision; founding director of MD Support; and founding director of the International Low Vision Support Group. His organization, MD Support, is a worldwide non-profit public service organization committed to providing information and support for those affected by macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases.
Shawn interviews leading retina specialist Dr. Timothy Murray as the episode’s special guest. Dr. Murray offers details and information about macular degeneration as a disease. He also shares what new treatments to look ahead to, as well as provides tips and strategies for patients and their caregivers, including key questions you should be asking your doctor.