Gift from Lions Clubs expands eye care at Texas Diabetes Institute

Jeong-Hyeon “John” Sohn, MD, of the Department of Ophthalmology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, discusses superior imaging of the eye afforded by new instrumentation made possible by the Lions Clubs.

The Lions Clubs International Foundation, in collaboration with South and Central Texas Lions Club members of District 2-A2, have increased their commitment to the prevention of blinding eye diseases with a $150,000 gift to UT Health San Antonio’s Department of Ophthalmology.

The gift, augmented by $50,000 from UT Health San Antonio, recently expanded the Lion Dr. Eugene W. Eberlin Clinical Research and Imaging Facility at the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) Ophthalmology Clinic.

The TDI, a partnership of University Health System and UT Health San Antonio, is located at the University Center for Community Health, 701 S. Zarzamora St.

The 47 Lions Clubs in San Antonio and surrounding counties participated in raising funds for this vision-saving project, along with other clubs in District 2-A2.

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