MyMacDLife Season 1

Macular Degeneration Podcast

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S1E9: Peripheral Vision and ‘Ears to Eyes’ Strategies

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.

S1E8: Creating a Care Map for Living with MacD

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.

S1E5: Finding a Cure for MacD – Hear from Top Vision Scientist Dr. Stambolian

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.