What is Diabetic Retinopathy and How can Lions Help?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, is the result of damage to the blood vessels of the retina—the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In…

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SightFirst Funds Research to Treat Low Vision

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is a leader in providing support for preventing avoidable blindness and restoring sight for people around the world. With funds raised through Campaign SightFirst…

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LCIF Tackles Trachoma with the Carter Center

Saturday, October 7, 2017

What is Trachoma? Trachoma is one of the oldest known infectious diseases. A bacterial disease, trachoma is spread easily through contact with infected individuals. After years of repeated infection,…

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SightFirst Makes Remarkable Progress in China

Friday, October 6, 2017

Background It is estimated that over 20 percent of those blind from cataract in the world live in China, and every year there are 400,000 new cases. One…

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Making Progress in the Fight Against Trachoma

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Trachoma Prevalance map of Uganda

In January 2017, the SightFirst Advisory Committee awarded a US$1,500,000 grant to the Lions of Uganda and Kenya through the partnership between the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust…

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