July 17, 2020
Red glass, Worth dots, Bagolini lenses and more about how to test patients for stereoacuity and binocularity by frequent guest host Dr. Amanda Redfern. Navigate pediatrics and strabismus clinics with this episode!
July 10, 2020
Learn the many names, and curious course of macular telangectasias in this week's episode.
July 2, 2020
Welcome to the new academic year with one of our favorite lectures that is perfect for any student or resident brushing up their skills to see patients, with our award-winning faculty Dr. Paul Gaudio.  This was released last year as part of our "Buddy Call" series, designed for new residents about to take call. If you liked this episode, you can search for our other Buddy Call episodes to learn more!
June 24, 2020
This week, we talk with the program directors at UC Davis, the Wilmer Eye Institute and Yale about all the questions you had about applying for residency, especially in the time of COVID19. Topics ranged from application timing, how to contact your dream program for an interview, how much Step 1 and 2 really matter and much more. If you are applying, please help with a survey being conducted by a team from around the US about how COVID19 is impacting your application cycle; we hope this will give program directors information which will make for a more fair application process: If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Ninani Kombo, MD, at If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or you have complaints about this research, you can call the Yale Institutional Review Boards at (203) 785-4688 or email Finally, check out Dr. Jay Sridhar's excellent interview of this same panel at his podcast "Straight from the Cutter's Mouth" where he discusses medical education and how to be a program director:
June 18, 2020
This week, an unusual case of high eye pressure is brought to us by Dr. Michael Park, current Yale Chief Resident. Tune in to help us solve this medical mystery!
May 27, 2020
This week, we review an organized differential diagnosis for vitreous hemorrhage for when you encounter it in the emergency room and clinic.
April 29, 2020
We discuss the different types of radiation used in ophthalmology, and the ocular side effects of radiation.
April 22, 2020
Many of ophthalmology trainees have or may be pulled soon to help staff the inpatient wards or the ICU give the current COVID19 pandemic. This week, we talk with Dr. Yuri Matusov, soon to be chief Pulm/ICU fellow at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, about how he takes COVID19 patients inpatient and in the ICU, geared for the outpatient specialist!
April 12, 2020
We review the Large, Medium and Small COMS studies, which have helped shape our understanding and management of ocular melanoma, and are foundational for any ophthalmologist to understand. Also, dear listeners our frequent co-host Amanda Redfern is running a survey: Are you a current ophthalmology resident or recent ophthalmology residency graduate? If so, I am conducting a survey on attitudes toward the intravitreal administration of anti-VEGF agents by non-retina specialists. It is a short, 5-10 minute, anonymous survey. All participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $100 amazon gift card. If you are interested in participating, please click the survey link below.
March 18, 2020
We discuss the corneal, trabecular, lenticular, and retinal manifestations of congenital aniridia, as well as the need-to-know genetics, with a sidebar here and there. We wish our listeners around the world safety and good health as we all deal with the COVID19 pandemic. We plan to still be with you with weekly episodes as we all push through this together. #TeamOphtho
March 11, 2020
This week we tackle Axenfeld Rieger syndrome, as well as take detours into comparisons with ICE syndromes, and genetics of other anterior segment disorders.
February 27, 2020
Unthaw your understanding of the Iridocorneal Endothelial (ICE) syndromes; Essential Iris Atrophy, Chandler Syndrome and Cogan-Reese Syndrome.
February 19, 2020
We discuss screening protocols, and CRYO ROP, ETROP and BEAT-ROP trialsto learn how to manage retinopathy of prematurity. Guest host Fei Cai of CREOGs over Coffee is back to help.
February 10, 2020
This week, we review the fundamentals of retinopathy of prematurity, including pathophysiology and staging. We'll return next week to talk about the landmark trials in ROP and surgical therapy. Big thank you to Fei Cai for joining us as this week's guest host; you can find her OB/Gyn review podcast, CREOGs over Coffee at!
February 4, 2020
We review ophthalmic manifestations of Marfan's disease, as well as a mystery cause of vision loss in a case presentation with guest host Dr. Eri Verter.
January 22, 2020
Ben and Andrew puzzle through a mystery case of a patient who can't look up... or down? We review major causes of vertical gaze palsies, including progressive supranuclear palsies, dorsal midbrain syndrome, and more this week.
January 8, 2020
This week, we talk about the etiology, diagnosis, pathology and management of Acute Retinal Necrosis, and we touch on the differential diagnosis, including CMV Retinitis and Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis.
December 29, 2019
Welcome the New Year with the second part of our review of Strabisums Fundamentals.   Check out part 1 here, or on your normal podcatcher app:   If you'd like to support our work on the podcast, a rating/review, or follow on Twitter @Eyes4Ears is very helpful!
December 26, 2019
Happy holidays! Our gift this season is part 1 of our review of Strabismus fundamentals   If you'd like to support us, please leave a rating or review, or follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears!
December 3, 2019
We're back this week to take a look at the differential for photopsias, from causes in the optical media, to retinal tears, inflammation and beyond.
October 30, 2019
Kick back and relax with Ben and Amanda as we discuss a low pressure topic: Hypotony.
October 16, 2019
This week, Ben and Amanda review a common consult, and try to make it easy by showing there are only 7 causes to really think about.
October 7, 2019
This week, Ben and Andrew talk about Niemann-Pick's, Gaucher's, Fabry's, and Tay-Sach's disease.
September 27, 2019
This week Ben and Andrew chat Hurler's, Scheie's, Hunter's and Sanfilippo's disease.
September 22, 2019
In our second episode of Beyond the Scope (renamed from "Chats"), Dr. Paul Gaudio, clinical associate professor at Yale, and medical/surgical uveitis specialist, returns to talk about his clinical experiences, surgical tips, clinical habits, how to practically start the job search, what to actually look for in your contract, and more. Let's go beyond the scope of BCSC for guidance of how to have a great career in ophthalmology.
September 13, 2019
This week, Ben and Andrew talk about the ocular manifestations of sarcoidosis, diagnosis, management and treatment. Good luck to everyone about to take boards!
September 8, 2019
Good luck to those about to take boards! This week, we cover all sorts of retinal vein occlusions; Branch, Central, and Hemi.
August 30, 2019
We discuss idiopathic intracranial hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri, with frequent guest host Amanda Redfern. We chat about the diagnostic features, mechanism behind the symptoms, differential diagnosis and management
August 23, 2019
We're back with part 2 of our optics for the boards review, where we review the fundamentals of astigmatism and power crosses, with examples of how to solve problems with them.
August 16, 2019
Get your brain in gear with these fundamentals of neuro-ophthalmologic diagnostic and examination skills, with Dr. Amanda Redfern!
August 9, 2019
This week we're splitting hairs with retinoschisis, the problem where layers within the layer are split. We're returning to our regular board review series this week, but will be back with more buddy call and optics soon.
August 2, 2019
If you've ever thought "THE PRESSURE IS 50, WHAT DO???" take a listen to this week's Buddy Call episode, with our very own Dr. Andrew Pouw, glaucoma fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute. The pressure is off, as he takes both beginning resident and seasoned veteran on a tour of how to handle glaucoma emergencies.
August 1, 2019
This week, we return to board review topics, including the ever high-yield optics. For senior residents or fellows studying for boards, we have not forgotten about you! While an audio format won't be your definitive way to learn optics from scratch, herein we review high yield concepts and tricky questions. Welcome to Part I of our optics series, starting with Concepts in Vergence.
July 19, 2019
We explore the retina exam and retina emergencies with Dr. Kyle Kovacs, previous chief resident at Yale, and current senior vitreoretinal surgery fellow at Cornell. This is our third episode in our "Buddy Call" series aimed at new trainees in ophthalmology. If you like our podcast and want to support us, a rating and review is very helpful. If you have feedback or more ideas for episodes, we'd love to hear them on our Twitter @Eyes4Ears!
July 12, 2019
We discuss Pediatrics on Call with Dr. Shagun Bhatia, our previous senior resident at Yale and now graduate of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the Shiley Eye Institute at UCSD! We talk about the pediatric exam, and common pediatric ophthalmology emergencies on call. If you're a long time follower of this podcast and think this episode would be helpful for junior residents you know, it really helps us to share it with them! If you'd like to support this free non-profit production, it also helps us to leave us a rating and review on the podcast app.
July 5, 2019
Welcome to our new miniseries, "Buddy Call", where we bring on a Buddy to discuss topics to prepare new residents or rotating medical students for ophthalmic call, and exam fundamentals. We kick things off with Dr. Paul Gaudio, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale, who will tell us his unique approach to not only look at the eye, but understand it, and how to approach the red eye. If I were just starting, this is an episode I'd listen to on repeat. We think this will be helpful to review for trainees at all levels, but if you know early trainees who you think may benefit, it really helps us to spread the word. You can follow us on Twitter/Instagram @Eyes4Ears.
June 26, 2019
Let's talk about lenticular glaucomas: Phacomorphic, Phacolytic, Lens Particle and Phacoantigenic! Also we briefly announce in this episode our new "Buddy Call" series, where we'll talk about topics for the incoming residents to our field to help best prepare them for call! Keep your ears peeled for a bigger announcement soon!
June 19, 2019
We are super excited to have guest star Dr Jay Sridhar, assistant professor at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and host of the podcast Straight from the Cutter's Mouth: A Retina Podcast! Dr Sridhar is a huge inspiration for us, and he was kind enough to teach us about Macular Holes and Vitreomacular Traction. Start listening to his podcast! Hear more about who Dr Sridhar is in Episode 100! Check him out on his website! And follow him on Twitter! @RetinaPodcast Also, we are doing a survey to assess the impact of the podcast. If you'd like to support us, take this 4 minute survey:
June 12, 2019
We return this week to finish discussing acute anterior uveitis. If you haven't listened to part 1 (last week), we recommend starting there. Also, we are doing a survey to assess the impact of the podcast. If you'd like to support us, take this 4 minute survey:
June 5, 2019
This week, we discuss anterior uveitis, especially HLA B27 related disease. Next week, we'll discuss the other causes of anterior uveitis, as well as treatment and management.   Also, we are doing a survey to assess the impact of the podcast. If you'd like to support us, take this 4 minute survey:
May 29, 2019
This week, we review the major flagship anti-VEGF agents, pegaptinib, ranibizumab, bevacizumab, aflibercept, as well as some of the flagship clinical trials, including VISION, MARINA, ANCHOR, CATT, and VIEW 1 and 2. Also, we are doing a survey to assess the impact of the podcast. If you'd like to support us, take this 4 minute survey:
May 23, 2019
This week, Amanda and Ben review Atypical Optic Neuritis.  Also, we are doing a survey to assess the impact of the podcast. If you'd like to support us, take this 4 minute survey:
May 15, 2019
This week Andrew couldn't make it, so we have Amanda back to talk about Optic Neuritis! Also, we are doing a survey to assess the impact of the podcast. If you'd like to support us, take this 4 minute survey:  You also can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card!
May 8, 2019
This week, we're back from ARVO to review color vision, color deficiencies, and the many ways to test color vision. If you'd like to support the podcast, a rating/review are tremendously helpful. You can also check out our Anki flashcard decks at our website, Follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears!
April 24, 2019
This week we review ectopia lentis. If you'd like to leave feedback, or if you had episode topic suggestions, reach out to us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears. Also, check out our website to use our flashcard decks to instantly review the material learned in this episode.
April 17, 2019
Welcome to Eyes for Ears Chats, our new series where we bring on exciting members of the ophthalmology community, and get their insights into ophtho and beyond (we changed the name from Eyes for Ears Talks in post-production D:). This week we're recording live from the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Mid-Year Forum, which you'll get to hear about, and we are graced with a very special guest, Dr. Andrea Tooley! She is currently an oculoplastics fellow famous for her popular blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram where she covers mentorship and medical education, with tens of thousands of followers, and millions of views across her various platforms. She's also a very active member of AAOs YO Committee. This week, she talks to us about how she got into social media, her work in AAO YO, life in oculoplastics, and more.  You can find Dr. Tooley at: Youtube: Instagram: Twitter: Website:
April 10, 2019
We're back again to talk about ophthalmic manifestations of syphilis. Included in this episode are special guest stars, Fei Cai and Nick Burns, of the podcast CREOGs over Coffee to help us review systemic manifestations of syphilis! If you liked listening to them in this episode, check out their full length episode on syphilis here: Follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears, or check out our website for flashcards at See you next week!
April 3, 2019
We're back after a brief break after this years OKAPs/Boards to talk about macular dystrophies! We hope everyone who took a test this past feels well, and we want to thank everyone who supported us in our first season. If you want to get updates, follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears. You can check out our website for flashcards for each episode at
March 20, 2019
This week we cover both anterior and posterior segment manifestations of sickle cell disease. For all US residents about to take OKAPS, good luck!!! We are truly humbled and blown away by your support, and hope this podcast has been any small part of your preparation. For all of our listeners, just because the US OKAPS are happening does not mean the podcast is stopping! As always, if you'd like to support us being able to continue the podcast, a like and review on iTunes is tremendously helpful, as well as following us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears. You can find flashcards that review the material in this episode on our website, (but give us an extra day this time, both Andrew and Ben are on call today!).
March 13, 2019
This week, we're studying studies. Andrew Pouw is back, and we discuss the landmark glaucoma trials that are frequently tested and broadly guide our management of intraocular pressure and glaucoma. As always, check out our website at to grab a flashcard deck to review the material you learn in this episode. If you'd like to support the podcast, a like/review on iTunes is tremendously helpful. Also, you can follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears. Happy studying!
March 6, 2019
This week we finish our episodes on Nystagmus, and cover some other miscellaneous saccadic eye movements as well. As always, head to our website at for handy flashcards to reinforce what you learned in this episode. If you'd like to support this podcast, it's super helpful to like us on iTunes or leave a review. It's also helpful to follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears, where we'll keep you up to date on all things podcast, and would love to get your active feedback. Happy studying!
February 27, 2019
We're back with Corneal Dystrophies, part II, where we discuss the posterior corneal dystrophies, and we go over the Corneal Ectasias! As always, check out our website,, to download the relevant Anki deck to review the prep material you learn in this episode.  If you'd like to support this podcast, it helps us out tremendously to follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears, and to like/review on iTunes, or where you find your podcasts. Give us a shout-out to suggest future episodes, and we always want to hear your suggestions/corrections/feedback about past episodes! See you next week, and happy studying!
February 20, 2019
This week, we talk about nystagmus! If you were expecting Corneal Dystrophies II, we had a small technical issue with that episode, so expect that to be uploaded within a week! Amanda is back this week, as Andrew was still out of the country. If you'd like to review the high yield facts discussed in this episode, go to to download an Anki slide deck! If you'd like to support us, it really helps us to rate/review us on iTunes, or to follow us on Twitter @Eyes4Ears. Thanks again for your support!
February 13, 2019
This week, we tackle the Corneal Dystrophies, part 1 of 2! Andrew was out of the country for this week, so please welcome our guesthost and fellow Yale resident Amanda Redfern! Also, check out our website,, to find flashcards associated with this episode. If you have any questions/feedback/corrections, we'd love to hear from you @Eyes4Ears on Twitter. If you like our episodes, we'd appreciate your support with a rating/review on iTunes, or following us on Twitter. As always, music by Andrew Pouw. Stay tuned next week for Corneal Dystrophies II (+ Ectasias)!
February 6, 2019
We return for the second half of our Phakomatoses episodes, where we cover Sturge Weber, Ataxia-Telangectasia, Wyburn Mason, and more! Also, check out our new website,, to check out our new release of accompanying Anki flashcards specifically to review the content from both of our Phakomatoses episodes. As always, if you liked our episode, it helps us enormously to review/rate us on iTunes. You can leave a tweet @Eyes4Ears with any suggestions/feedback/corrections, we'd love to hear them. See you next week, with Corneal Dystrophies! #OKAPs #Ophthalmology #BoardPrep #Residency
January 30, 2019
On this week's episode of Eyes for Ears, Ben and Andrew delve into the Phakomatoses. We're breaking this episode up into two parts, so expect part 2 next week! Also, we are working on a parallel flash card project, where we release an Anki flash card deck for each episode, so you can immediately review the material you learned on the show. We are hammering out the final elements of how to release the flashcards, so stay tuned to our twitter at @Eyes4Ears to get the latest on where to get the decks! We'll also be releasing decks for past episodes once we're up and running!
January 23, 2019
This week, we explore the mysterious world of white dot syndromes, as well as a few other non-infectious inflammatory chorioretinopathies). Brought to you by Yale ophthalmology residents Ben Young and Andrew Pouw.   Twitter: @Eyes4Ears
January 16, 2019
Welcome to our second episode of Eyes for Ears, our ophthalmology/OKAPS review podcast, where we delve into the many flavors of infectious keratitis.
January 9, 2019
Welcome to Eyes for Ears, a medical education podcast for ophthalmology trainees by ophthalmology trainees. This week's episode, we start with some Retina fundamentals!
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