Healthy Eyes 101

Healthy Eyes 101
Patient-centered health education focused on the eyes. Each week we interview ophthalmologists and optometrists about various eye conditions and discuss the latest in treatments.

020: Medical Ministry International - Providing Eye Care in Developing Countries with Jim Caudill, MD and Steven Suh, MD
Sep 27 • 39 min
On this special 20th episode, Dr. Suh talks with Dr. Jim Caudill, an ophthalmologist from Charleston, West Virginia, about their work with Medical Ministry International (MMI), a Christian medical mission group whose volunteers do one- and two-week…
019: Dealing With Diabetic Retinopathy with Lisa Borkowski, MD
Sep 15 • 18 min
Diabetes mellitus can affect the eyes in multiple ways. Even early in the diagnosis, high blood sugar levels can cause changes in the natural lens of the eye that can alter one’s refractive error (glasses prescription). Diabetes can also lead to earlier…
018: Is Laser Vision Correction Right For You? - with Curtin Kelley, MD
Aug 16 • 41 min
Refractive eye surgery involves changing the refractive state of the eye to decrease one’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) use the excimer laser to reshape the…
017: Watery Eyes and Blocked Tear Ducts with Kenneth Cahill, MD
Aug 9 • 26 min
Oculoplastic specialist, Dr. Kenneth Cahill, joins Dr. Suh to discuss a bothersome condition – epiphora, the medical term for watering eyes. Why does excessive tearing occur and what we can do about it? Blocked tear ducts are a major cause of chronic…
016: Q&A Session on Cataract Surgery with George Chioran, MD and Steven Suh, MD
Aug 2 • 39 min
On this episode Dr. George Chioran and Dr. Steven Suh answer the most common patient questions that are asked about cataracts and cataract surgery. What is a cataract and why do they occur? What symptoms do people with cataracts have? What are some…
015: The New Category of Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS) with Ashley San Filippo, MD
Jul 26 • 11 min
Dr. Ashley San Filippo returns to the Healthy Eyes 101 podcast to discuss MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery), a relatively new category of glaucoma procedures that have advantages over traditional glaucoma surgeries. Lowering eye pressure is the…
014: Learning About Macular Puckers and Macular Holes with Chirag Patel, MD
Jul 18 • 22 min
In this episode Dr. Suh interviews Dr. Chirag Patel, a retina specialist, about two conditions that can affect central vision - macula puckers and macular holes.
013: A Comprehensive Review of Glaucoma Medications with Karl Pappa, MD
Jul 12 • 37 min
Dr. Karl Pappa, a glaucoma specialist, joins Dr. Suh on this episode to discuss all aspects of glaucoma medications. Glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve, is thought to be worsened by increased eye pressure. The goal of treatment, whether it be with…
012: A Deep Dive Into Macular Degeneration with Dominic Buzzacco, MD
Jul 5 • 25 min
Retina specialist, Dr. Dominic Buzzacco, joins Dr. Suh to talk about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over 50.
011: Everything You Wanted to Know About Retinal Detachments with Sugat Patel, MD
Jun 28 • 31 min
Dr. Sugat Patel, a retina specialist, joins Dr. Suh to discuss retinal detachments, a potentially sight-threatening condition. The incidence of the symptoms of retinal tears and detachments is about 5-15%. Around 5 in 100,000 patients per year will…
010: The One-Eyed Surgeon With Only One Thumb and Other Stories - with John C. Barber, MD
Jun 18 • 41 min
In this tenth episode, Dr. Suh takes a departure from his usual format to interview his ophthalmology residency director and chairman, Dr. John Barber, about the three books he has written since retirement.
009: Flashes and Floaters in Your Vision with George Chioran, MD
Jun 13 • 16 min
Dr. George Chioran returns to the Healthy Eyes 101 podcast to talk about a common reason for urgent visits to the eye doctor’s office – flashes and floaters. He will be describing the different reasons why people may see flashing lights. We will then talk…
008: Is It Safe to Get Your Eyes Examined During the COVID-19 Pandemic? - with Laura Kunze, MBA, COE
Jun 7 • 14 min
On this special episode, Dr. Steven Suh and practice administrator, Laura Kunze, discuss the new procedures and protocols to ensure patient safety during their eye exam to minimize the risk of potentially spreading the coronavirus during this historic…
007: Indications for Scleral Contact Lenses with Katie Wulff, OD
Jun 1 • 18 min
In this episode Dr. Steven Suh interviews Dr. Katie Wulff, an optometrist, about a specialty gas-permeable contact lens called scleral lenses. Some people have abnormal corneal curvatures and irregularities which make it difficult for them to see even…
006: Keratoconus and Corneal Cross-Linking with Kenneth Beckman, MD
May 25 • 31 min
Dr. Steven Suh interviews Dr. Kenneth Beckman about a debilitating, corneal thinning condition called keratoconus. Corneal cross-linking is a relatively new, in-office procedure that can slow down the progression of the thinning and warping from this…
005: Contact Lens Basics with Julia Geldis, OD
May 18 • 30 min
On this show Dr. Steven Suh and Julia Geldis, OD have a thorough conversation about contact lenses. They go over who can wear them, what types of lenses are available, what can happen if you do not take care of them, and if they are safe to wear during…
004: An Overview of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma with Ashley San Filippo, MD
May 11 • 16 min
On this episode Dr. Steven Suh interviews Dr. Ashley San Filippo about primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common type of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a progressive disease of the optic nerve (the cable–like bundle of nerve fibers that transmits visual…
003: What Is That Bump on My Eyelid? - with George Chioran, MD
May 4 • 14 min
On this episode Dr. George Chioran and Dr. Suh will be discussing bumps in the eyelids that may be acute or chronic. Chalazia and hordeola, otherwise known as styes, can greatly affect people when they occur because of the pain and swelling that can be…
002: All About Dry Eyes - with Kenneth Beckman, MD
Apr 27 • 33 min
In this episode Dr. Ken Beckman discusses all aspects of dry eye disease. We first delve into common signs and symptoms of dry eyes. We then go into special tests that can be performed at your eye doctor’s office to not only confirm but also figure out…
001: Introduction to the Eye - with George Chioran, MD
Apr 21 • 18 min
Since this is a show about eye health, this first episode introduces the basics. Dr. George Chioran and Dr. Suh discuss the different parts of the eye, refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia), and the differences…
000: Welcome to Healthy Eyes 101 - with Steven Suh, MD
Apr 21 • 2 min
This is a brief trailer to introduce Healthy Eyes 101 - a podcast for patient-centered health education focused on the eyes. The host, Steven Suh, MD, will interview the brightest ophthalmologists and optometrists to educate you about various eye…