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  • 01:18

    Radio Show: Restoring Eyesight Naturally

    in Health

    In this show you’ll learn:

    The essential vitamins to restore vision and those that might be hurting them.
    Why surgery may not be right for eye conditions including macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.
    The many different protocols to help your eyes – chelation therapy, oxidative therapies, syntonic light therapy, cold laser, frequency specific microcurrent, and PEMF


    According to the Academy of Ophthalmology, the incidence in age-related eye diseases are expected to dramatically increase, from today’s 28 million to 40 million by the year 2020.

    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Dr. Edward Kondrot as they discuss about the fight against these rapidly changing statistics, and how Dr. Kondrot is carving out a path to better serve the patient seeking homeopathic methods concerning eye health and wellness.

    Dr. Edward Kondrot is the world's leading homeopathic ophthalmologist. Dr. Kondrot’s two  best selling books, Healing the Eye the Natural Way and Microcurrent Stimulation: Miracle Eye Cure, share this knowledge.

    Check out Dr. Ritamarie's VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality

  • 01:03

    P2P's Global Health Forum welcomes Dr. Wondu iAlemayehu

    in Current Events

    P2P's Global Health Forum welcomes Dr. Wondu iAlemayehu, one of the world's experts on eye diseases and blindness in Ethiopia.  Dr. Wondu obtained his M.D. degree and completed his ophthalmology residency at Addis Ababa University. He completed his fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Hygiene and Public Health, and served as a consultant medical specialist. Dr. Wondu has been a renowned leader in the efforts to eradicate trachoma in Ethiopia.  He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on trachoma in Ethiopia and established the first eye bank in Ethiopia to address the problem of corneal blindness. Dr. Wondu was the recepient of the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) MacCallan Medal in 2014. He currently serves as a technical advisor to The Fred Hollows Foundation, a non-profit aid organization based in Australia focused on treating and preventing blindness worldwide.

  • 00:28

    Preventing Blindness Restoring Sight with Dr. Mark Sibley

    in Health

    Dr. Mark A. Sibley, M.D. He has over 20 years of experience in the ever evolving field of ophthalmology. He is a cataract and laser vision correction expert who specializes in Lasik and Cataract surgery. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist, F.A.C.S., and he is highly trained to perform the advanced operations offered by the Florida Eye Center.  Dr. Sibley is the medical director of Florida Eye Center in St. Petersberg Florida and the team eye doctor for the Tampa Bay Rays.  His website is www.floridaeyecenter.com


    In this interview he shares tips to help prevent blindess and restore sight.

    Disclaimer:  The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended for diagnosis or treatment.  Please seek the advice of your health care provider before making any changes to your health.


    Your host is Dr. Diane A. Thompson and she may be contacted at www.DrDianeThompson.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DrDianeAThompson.


  • 00:10

    Desiree and Dr. Terri Gibson asks, does your dog have dry eye?

    in Business

    Does your pet have dry eye?  According to dvm360 Magazine , dry eye is a condition in which the tear production is decreased or absent.  Common clinical signs associated with this disease are:

    Conjunctival redness
    Squinting or holding the eye completely closed
    Constant blinking
    A thick, sticky discharge that is often yellowish or greenish in color
    Corneal cloudiness creating a dull sheen to the eye(s)

    The superficial layers of the eye, including the cornea and conjunctiva, as well as the eyelids depend on tears for nutrition and protection.  Without tears, these structures are highly susceptible to disease and trauma.

    Some breeds of dogs, such as the American Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Pug, Westhighland White Terrier, and English Bulldog are predisposed to this disease due to genetic factors.  This clinical disease is also seen in felines (i.e. Persians).  The causes of dry eye include immune-mediated, congenital, infectious (canine distemper virus), drug-induced (sulfa antibiotics, Etogesic, topical atropine), surgery-induced (removal of the tear gland of the nictitans) and neurogenic.  A significant amount of canine cases tend to be immune-mediated and maintenance treatment is required for the life of the pet.  Parotid duct transposition surgery can be considered if medical treatment fails to significantly increase the tear production.

    Our goals in the medical therapy of your pet are to: 1) Improve tear function, 2) prevent ocular disease and 3)         improve patient comfort.  Client compliance and follow-up visits are important in evaluating your pet’s response to the medical therapy. 

    American Animal Eye Care Center, Inc.
    (562) 943-3728

  • 01:09

    Changing Your Perception and Your Life.

    in Health

    Helen Irlen, MA, BCPC, LMFT a graduate of Cornell University, is a credentialed school psychologist, licensed therapist, adult learning disability specialist and expert in the area of perceptual porcessing disorders. While working with adults with learning disabilties, Irlen made a discovery that resulted in marked improvement in her students' reading abilities. Today there are numerous affiliated Irlen Testing Cetners worldwide that use the Irlen Method to overcome a wide range of perceptual processing problems.

    The Irlen Method is scientifically proven to correct the issues related to Irlen Syndrome and is supported by experts in the fields of education, psychology, medicine, ophthalmology, and neuroscience around the world

    Helen Irlen joins us today to discuss her newly updated book 'Reading by the Colors' and 'The Irlen Method'

  • 01:01

    Imperfect Pancreas

    in Health

    Dayle Kern has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2001. She is a medical writer, public relations manager and "professional eyeball geek" with the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. Prior to working with the Academy, she worked for the United Nations Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. She holds a Masters in sustainable development and often writes about her own experience as someone living with type 1 diabetes at imperfectpancreas.com. Dayle enjoys culinary adventures, but hates cilantro and loves dogs, but owns cats. 

  • 00:26

    Frank Weinstock, Author of I've Been Thinking: And It Might Save Your Life

    in Health

    Frank Weinstock is a board certified ophtalmologist and American College of Surgeons fellow. He is a distinguished professor at NEOMED, an affiliate clinical professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, and volunteer professor of ophthalmology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstock is the author of I've Been Thinking: And It Might Save Your Life (And Vision) and eight other books, including Contact Lenses Fitting: A Clinical Text Atlas, which has been translated into German and Spanish, and hundreds of articles on related topics. He has received many honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Senior Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the Senior Honor Award of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. He continues to do notable volunteer work in El Salvador, Nepal and Papau, New Guinea.

  • 00:45

    Want to improve your vision permanently? Call in to learn more

    in Health

    Want to learn about new advances in LASIK eye surgery and improvements in LASER cataract surgery? Call in to speak to our guest, Dr. Anne Ostrovsky, an esteemed ophthalmologist surgeon of Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates in NYC.   

    Dr. Ostrovsky practices general ophthalmology, refractive, cataract and laser surgery, and is a specialist in corneal diseases. She specializes in small incision cataract surgery with implants including multifocal (Acrysof Restor), accommodating (Crystalens), and Toric intraocular lenses. Dr. Ostrovsky performs Bladeless Laser Vision Correction including Custom LASIK and PRK.  

    We will discuss these topics and take questions during our 45 minute radio show hosted by Dr. Alan Schlussel, optometric director of his private optometric practices in Midtown NYC and in West Orange,NJ.  



  • 00:10

    Asthma House Calls with Dr. Steven Shanbom

    in Health

    In this week’s Asthma House Calls, we sat down to talk with Dr. Steven Shanbom on why ophthalmologists see so many asthma patients, how eye allergies may affect asthma patients and how the asthma medications that you are giving your children may be affecting their eyes.

    In Part I of our interview, Dr. Shanbom talks about eye allergies and why so many children with asthma come in to see him with eye allergies.

    Dr. Steven Shanbom is with Shanbom Eye Specialist in Michigan. Dr. Shanbom is a board certified ophthalmologist who has the rare combination of being board certified in both internal medicine and ophthalmology. He has also served as assistant professor at Kresge Eye Institute and Michigan State University.

    For educational purposes only. Nothing in Asthma House Calls should be considered medical advice or a medical opinion. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

  • 00:56

    Eek, its Zeke!

    in Politics Conservative


    Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the authors of Obamacare is arrogant, belligerent and wrong most of the time.  He also has the notion that the practice of medicine should be devoted to the “greater good” as opposed to the wellbeing of the individual patient.  He believes the Hippocratic Oath is the greatest obstacle to practicing medicine his way.


    Obamacare is Zeke’s vehicle for overcoming the antiquated notion that doctors are supposed to cure patients.  Not surprisingly, it’s falling flat on its collectivist face, notwithstanding Nancy Pelosi’s insistence that it provides “affordable” care.  It’s not affordable and provides little in the way of care.


    This is the law of the lied—and never had much to do with real care, rather control of that sector of the private economy.


    Jane Hughes, MD, FACS is an ophthalmologist in San Antonio, Texas in private practice as well as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  She is a health care policy expert with frequent radio and TV appearances.  Dr. Hughes authored the 11 Point Plan for Patient Centered, Physician Guided Free Market Driven Reform, and a Consultant for Responsible Reform and on the Panel for the Dallas Healthcare Summit.

  • 00:30

    A Good Look at Cataract Surgery and Preventative Eye Care

    in Health

    Cataracts has become the leading cause of blindness in aging adults over 40 in the United States. Cataracts is a gradual opaque cloud that forms over the eye, causing vision to seem foggy. This mist is a result of proteins in the lens clumping together. Unfortunately there are no natural ways to fight cataracts, but a healthy diet and exercise can safeguard you against the disease. The best way to rid yourself of Cataracts is surgery, when a prescription doesn't help. In this episode, expert cataract surgeon Dr. George Waring IV shares his insight into cataracts and cataract surgery and how to avoid it all!

    Host Kathryn Zox.

    About George O. Waring IV, MD FACS:

    Cataract, Lens and Refractive Surgeon
    Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
    Charleston, SC USA