ask theory, opthalmology, ryan collantes

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 63: Namamana Ba Ang Mga Sakit Sa Mata?

Dr. Ryan Collantes is an ophthalmologist who is actively doing research on the genetics of inherited ocular disorders. He is currently a research scientist at the Ocular Genomics Institute at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
We talked about the fear of going blind, genetic eye conditions and how they can lead to blindness, superstitious beliefs regarding genetic eye conditions, the process of genetic testing and how it helps patients with genetic eye disorders, and more.

How to contact Dr. Ryan:

  • Email: ryan_collantes@meei.harvard.edu

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 63 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)


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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.