Aug 4, 2021
FBC Featured on AMI’s ‘The Pulse’ Podcast
Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is a proud partner of Accessible Media Inc. (AMI). To support Canadians living with vision loss by providing eye health information and educational resources, FBC and AMI collaborated on 2 illuminating one-hour podcast specials, featured on AMI Radio’s channel, The Pulse.
From the history of innovative eye disease treatments to exciting vision research breakthroughs, AMI Host Joeita Gupta speaks with doctors, advocates, researchers, and vision loss community members on their findings and experiences with blinding eye diseases.
Episode 1: Eye Care during the Pandemic
COVID-19 has posed unique challenges to healthcare providers, treatment availability, and patients across Canada. This informative episode explores first-hand experiences from vision loss community members and answers common questions on vision care during the pandemic from leading experts.
Guest speakers include Dr. Deepa Yoganathan, Ophthalmologist with Windsor Eye Associates; Liz Tully, retired HR professional living with wet age-related macular degeneration, and Dr. Larissa Moniz, FBC’s Director of Research and Mission Programs.
Original airdate: April 24, 2021
Episode 2: Innovative Eye Care Treatment
This fascinating episode focuses on gene therapy innovations and possible future benefits. Listeners will also hear from vision loss community members living with blinding eye diseases.
Guest speakers include Dr. Bernard Hurley, Professor of Ophthalmology from the University of Ottawa; Dr. Brian Ballios, Senior Research Associate in ophthalmology and vision sciences with the University of Toronto; Charmain Brown, vision loss advocate and parent of two partially sighted teens; and Dr. Larissa Moniz, FBC’s Director of Research and Mission Programs.
Original airdate: June 12, 2021
Episode 3 AVAILABLE NOW!
FBC and AMI’s latest The Pulse podcast is now available for streaming. Tune in to hear Dr. Lance Doucette discuss ocular genetics and genetic counsellor Jill Beis speak about genetic testing and its significance.
Original airdate: August 28, 2021
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