Retina Health for Life Podcast

Welcome to ASRS's Retina Health for Life from the President's Corner podcast. Join host ASRS President Dr. Timothy Murray as he brings you inspiring conversations about your sight and the special role the retina plays in making healthy vision possible. Dr. Murray interviews expert retina specialists and patients alike to bring you vital information on the latest advances in retina care as well as tips for living life to the fullest with retinal disease. Listen today and learn how to safeguard your retina health for life.

Audio episodes are available on Amazon MusicApple Podcasts, Google PodcastsSpotify and other podcast directories. Or visit our YouTube channel to watch the dynamic conversations in each episode.

Recent Episodes

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Episode Summary: Advances in Retinal Imaging

In the past decade, a revolution in retinal imaging has advanced the diagnosis, management and treatment of retinal conditions. Dr. Murray interviews retina specialist Dr. Christina Weng of the Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute  to discuss how new imaging technologies have advanced retinal care.

Resources:

  • Visit the ASRS glossary for descriptions of a wide variety of imaging tools. 

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Episode Summary: Medicare Open Enrollment

ASRS Past Presdient Dr. John Thompson and ASRS EVP Jill Blim join Dr. Murray to discuss Medicare Open Enrollment and what retina patients need to know in order to select a plan that’s right for them.

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Episode Summary: What is a Retina Specialist? 

Retina specialist Dr. Nina Berrocal of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute joins Dr. Murray to discuss what a retina specialist is and when to seek their expert care. Tune in to learn about the symptoms and risk factors of retina diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy as well as how specialized care by a retina specialist can save and improve vision.

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Episode Summary: Healthy Retinas and Healthy Aging

Did you know that vision loss and blindness are not a normal part of aging?  Dr. Murray and retina specialist Dr. Judy Kim of the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute discuss how healthy retinas make healthy vision possible and what we can all do to maintain retina health especially as we age.

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Episode Summary: Using Mindfulness to Improve Health

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a challenging health diagnosis or medical condition? Did you know that lifestyle modifications and positive thinking can help? Dr. Murray interviews retina specialist Dr. Tara McCannel of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute about simple mindfulness and lifestyle habits we can all adopt to improve our overall health and wellbeing.

Resources: 

  • Meditation can help calm anxiety and increase overall wellness.  Many free apps are available to get you started including Calm, Headspace and InsightTimer.
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