THE LOUISIANA LIONS EYE FOUNDATION
Radiocaratonomy. Lasix. Common words. Common practice. A sign of age. The norm.
Thank a Lion. Thank the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation.
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the International Association of Lions Clubs to be “The Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness”. The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation (LLEF) took that challenge to heart. Since its inception in 1974, it IS the financial arm of Louisiana Lions Clubs for funding their vision, hearing and diabetic programs.
Almost from the onset, LLEF has teamed with LSU for many ground-breaking developments in the world of vision. New technology. New Medications. New procedure.
Today, that partnership is bringing a brighter tomorrow as improvements are being made on the work of the past and new findings are being discovered for the future. Continuing work is being done on new anti-inflammatory and antiviral drops for Herpes Simplex viral corneal infections that not only treat the infection but prevent the scarring that causes vision loss. Progress is being made on discovering the genetic causes of inherited retinal degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, which will lead to its detection, prevention and treatment. From one of its vision clinics, LLEF can refer patients to LSU Optomology for additional treatment if need be.
And as always, standing behind the Lions Club motto of “We Serve”, all this is done at little or no cost to the individual.
The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation. Providing a brighter tomorrow.