FOR RELEASE 6/16/2010, Wednesday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Pediatric Cataract Initiative (www.PediatricCataract.org), sponsored by the Bausch + Lomb Early Vision Institute and Lions Clubs International Foundation, today announced its inaugural global advisory council. Members include:
In addition, Lions Clubs International Foundation will name one of its members to serve on the advisory board in July 2010.
The Pediatric Cataract Initiative will utilize the resources of the Bausch + Lomb Early Vision Institute and Lions Clubs International Foundation to identify, fund and promote innovative methods of overcoming this issue for the long-term benefit of children, their families and their communities.
This debilitating childhood condition is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Causes include intrauterine infections such as pregnancy rubella, metabolic disorders and genetically transmitted syndromes.
For additional information, visit www.PediatricCataract.org.
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About Lions Clubs International Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation is the grant-making body of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest volunteer service organization. The LCIF SightFirst program, Lions’ flagship initiative, builds comprehensive eye care systems to fight the major causes of blindness and care for blind and visually impaired persons. Since 1990, the SightFirst program has helped restore sight to more than 30 million people around the world, having invested US$237 million in surgeries, the improvement of hundreds of eye care facilities and training of thousands of eye care professionals. For more information, visit www.lcif.org.
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