Dr. Tara McCannel

A conversation with ocular cancer specialist Dr. Tara McCannel, Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center at UCLA. Dr. McCannel discusses the evolving technology allowing for earlier detection of small cancers, and how UCLA doctors developed procedures to significantly improve outcomes for patients treated with radiation for melanomas of the eye.

Dr. Hugo Hsu

A conversation with Dr. Hugo Hsu. Dr. Hsu is an accomplished cornea specialist in his work with patients. Now, he is on the cusp of some very innovative research in the microbiome of the eye’s surface, looking for more clues to curing eye disease.

Dr. Alex Huang

A conversation with Dr. Alex Huang, a convener of the 2nd Annual Doheny-UCLA International Glaucoma Symposium in Los Angeles coming up in October. We discuss hot topics in glaucoma research, and the dynamic regulatory environment. Plus insights into Dr. Huang’s own research, including his collaboration with NASA. Dr. Huang was voted the top ophthalmologist in the world by his peers in 2017.

Dr. Anne Coleman

A conversation with Dr. Anne Coleman of the Stein Eye Institute. Her work addresses issues faced by special populations, including children who visit the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, which she directs. Dr. Coleman is also focused on slowing the progression of macular degeneration, a disease which affects elderly patients.

Encore Edition

Hear two of our most-listened-to episodes in this one encore edition. First, Dr. Olivia Lee and Dr. Laura Vickers share insights from their mission to Mongolia, where they trained colleagues in corneal transplants. Plus, a conversation with Dr. Alfredo Sadun, about advances in gene therapy, and his on-going international research in the quest to cure Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.