12/04/2006

WVU Eye Institute Receives Grant

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The West Virginia University Eye Institute received a grant for nearly $60,000 from the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation and the Lions Club International Foundation.

The grant will enable the Eye Institute to purchase a new electrophysiology testing equipment unit. The unit assists in the diagnosis and care of adult and pediatric patients. The device will benefit many patients by assisting in the diagnosis of unique vision problems.  During the presentation, the Lions noted, “it is the gift that will keep on giving.”

“This grant helps the Eye Institute stay state-of-the-art,” said Charlie Moore, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Eye Institute. “The Lions support is crucial in helping us fulfill our mission as the leading tertiary eye care center in the region.”

The grant funds contributed by the WV Lions Sight Conservation Foundation were raised through the generosity of the Hardy Family and the 84 Lumber Golf Classic.  The Lions Clubs of WV raised these funds with ticket sales to the golf tournament and assistance with the ecology pick up.  The 84 Lumber Golf Classic was held in September at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.  

 “The WV Lions are happy to continue our more than 20-year relationship with the Eye Institute,” said Robert Browning, Jr., past Lions International director. “The partnership has been good for both parties, and has allowed the Eye Institute to serve the vision needs of those who are less fortunate in the state.”

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
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