West Texas optometrist, a Lions Clubs district governor, donates equipment to ophthalmology

Left to right, Daniel A. Johnson, MD, chairman of ophthalmology at UT Health San Antonio; Javier Morales, OD, governor of Texas Lions District 2-T3; Andres Sanchez of the Texas Diabetes Institute; Jeong-Hyeon Sohn, MD, medical director of the Texas Diabetes Institute ophthalmology clinic; and David Splitek, governor of Texas Lions District 2-A2, are pictured with the equipment Dr. Morales donated.

Javier Morales, OD, a practicing optometrist from Odessa and governor of District 2-T3 of Lions Clubs International, visited the UT Health San Antonio ophthalmology clinic at the Texas Diabetes Institute on March 29 to make a very important delivery: the gift of an electrophysiology test unit.

The roll cart system can be moved from one room to another in the busy ophthalmology clinic. Its uses include testing of visual evoked potentials, which measure electrical signals sent to the brain from the eyes. This objectively tests the entire visual pathway.

Accepting Dr. Morales’ generous gift were Daniel Johnson, MD, chairman, and Jeong-Hyeon “John” Sohn, MD, TDI clinic medical director, both in the Department of Ophthalmology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. Dr. Sohn said it is greatly needed equipment for the clinic.

The Department of Ophthalmology is grateful for the long legacy of generous support provided by the Lions Sight Research Foundation and District 2-A2, which includes Bexar County. That appreciation now extends to Dr. Morales and District 2-T3, Dr. Johnson said.

Left to right, David Splitek, Ernesto Tijerina and Sam Pantusa visit the UT Health San Antonio ophthalmology clinic at the Texas Diabetes Institute on March 29. Mr. Splitek is governor of Lions Clubs District 2-A2 from San Antonio. Mr. Tijerina is a past district governor and later served as chairman of the Council of Governors, a panel in charge of all state business of the Lions Clubs in Texas. Mr. Pantusa is a past district governor and now serves as president and chief operating officer of the Lions Sight Research Foundation.

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