Science, Technology

When Anne Beidler began to notice changes in her vision, she feared the worst: she'd watched her mother lose her sight from macular degeneration. But physicians at the UW Medicine Eye Institute were able to treat Anne by injecting a new drug into her eye that began to improve her vision within hours. With 22 ophthalmologists on staff, the institute is known for multidisciplinary collaborative care of both common and complex eye conditions. Watch as a diabetic patient undergoes cataract surgery, and a woman has micrographic surgery to remove cancerous tissue from her eyelid.

Technologies such as nanotechnology transistors and many-core computing are on the horizon. As technology becomes increasingly mainstream, global competitiveness will increase accordingly. Join Intel Corporations Chairman of the Board, Craig R. Barrett, as he explores the future of technology and its impact on the global market. In this video from the National Science Foundation, Barrett discusses the type of environment, research and education needed to sustain the excellence and innovation that is required in such a stiff global competition.

Diseases of the eye substantially degrade the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the second half of this two-part program, University of Washington School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Tueng Shen, Hugh M. Foy and Russ Van Gelder discuss leading causes of blindness, its symptoms and current and emerging treatments.

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