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This week: Retinal emergencies, pediatric surgery, pediatric dialysis

Retinal tears and detachments are ophthalmic emergencies that need to be identified quickly in order to have a good prognosis.

Ophthalmologist, Dr. Amir Yazdanyar discusses what's important to know about these conditions, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options in this "HealthLink on Air" episode. Yazdanyar is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and neuroscience and physiology who specializes in retinal diseases and research at Upstate.

Also on this week's show, pediatric surgeon, Dr. Mikki Kollisch talks about how to prepare a child for surgery. And, pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Scott Schurman explains the importance of offering kidney dialysis services for children. Listen this Sunday, February 7 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.