(L-R) Eugene W. Eberlin, M.D., chairman of the board, Lions Low Vision Center of Texas, Inc.; Steven A. Wartman, M.D., Ph.D., vice president for academic and health affairs and dean, School of Medicine; Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president; Marilyn S. Harrington, Ph.D., dean, School of Allied Health Sciences; and Kay K. Fukushima, Lions Clubs International president, ceremoniously break ground for the new building.
Lions Low Vision Center opens its doors
"The Lions Low Vision Center is the beginning of an answer to the critical need for clinical low-vision services and research and the development of rehabilitative methods and technology," said Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president. "Along with our partners, the Lions, we are committed to helping people with low vision manage the tasks of daily living and increase their overall quality of life."
Lions Clubs International presented a $200,000 check to Texas Lions to fund the center. The departments of ophthalmology and occupational therapy will collaborate in treating and habilitating patients.
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