UNC Eye & North Carolina Lions - A Partnership of Caring

UNC Eye would like to take a moment and sincerely thank North Carolina Lions and Lions Clubs International for their dedicated support, which has helped us provide leadership in patient care, education, and research over the past 23 years.

Since 1990, the donations and commitment of North Carolina Lions and Lions Clubs International have helped UNC Eye improve vision to the visually impaired children, youth, and adults of North Carolina and others whom we serve.

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Thanks to our relationship with this generous service organization, Michelle Cabrera, MD and J. Niklas Ulrich, MD are training two visiting ophthalmologists from China to treat Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a disease that renders many children in their homeland blind, with no qualified individuals or means to treat the condition.

UNC Eye is also providing a more comfortable patient experience by using the Electroretinogram (ERG) machine, donated by NC Lions, to evaluate the function of the retina.