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Joslin Welcomes Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund

Officers of the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund held their annual visit to the Beetham Eye Institute

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kevin Lashua, president of the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, was among many Lions who cheerfully volunteered to sit and help test an advanced retinal camera.


Officers of the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund held their annual visit to the Beetham Eye Institute, featuring tours of the Institute along with presentations on major steps forward in eye research, on February 4.

“We were even able to invite the Lions to participate in a research study, evaluating a new kind of advanced retinal camera,” says Dr. Richard Calderon, associate chief for clinical practice at the Beetham, who hosted the event along with George King, M.D.,  Joslin’s chief medical officer. “They were extremely interested in this study, and very willing and excited to participate.”

Following dinner, the Lions gathered in the Joslin Auditorium for presentations by Dr. King and members of the Joslin research team.


Over the years, local and international Lions have donated more than $5 million for eye research at Joslin. This generosity has helped to jump-start a number of research projects that have successfully moved toward clinical trials.

Lions dinner

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