ROCHESTER, N.Y. —
Bausch + Lomb and Lions Clubs International Foundation
awarded the Tianjin Eye Hospital in China a grant to fund a
pediatric cataract training initiative, according to a press
release from Bausch + Lomb.
"Every aspect of a child's life - from learning ability and classroom
performance to friendships and self-confidence - is affected by their vision.
Through this partnership, we hope to be able to provide the treatment and
follow-up care necessary to prevent infant vision loss or blindness caused by
cataracts, and to better the lives of China's children and their families," Dr.
Tang Xin, president of Tianjin Eye Hospital, said in the release.
The $150,000 grant will be used to train the region's pediatric and
cataract ophthalmologists on treatment and follow-up care, as well as fund
continuing education programs. The grant money will also go toward purchasing
portable retinoscopes and slit lamps, educating parents and training health
care workers to screen for pediatric cataract, according to the release.
The grant was funded by the
Pediatric Cataract Initiative, a global effort by Bausch +
Lomb and Lions Clubs to improve pediatric cataract outcomes and fight childhood