Lions donate state-of-the-art eye ‘Lane’ to LBJ
Earlier this year, the Lions Club of Pago Pago donated $10,000 to LBJ Medical Center to celebrate their 30th Anniversary in the Territory. The hospital used the money toward the purchase of a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool for the Eye Clinic.
Called an “Ophthalmic Lane”, it is a complete eye examination chair and stand which has several pieces of examination equipment attached. Advanced eye care centers are also able to use the audio-visual "video-camera" attachments to explain particular eye diseases to patients.
Cost of the complete eye examination equipment with all attachments is US $35,0000 to$50,000. Currently, there are two complete eye examination sets at LBJ, thanks to the Lions Club, who donated $32,000 for similar equipment in 2000.
LBJ Ophthalmologists Dr. Oo (far left) and Dr. Laititi (far right) were on hand to receive the new equipment, while Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ledua offered a prayer of thanksgiving and a blessing on the occasion.
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