Surgeries to Save the Vision of Diabetic Georgians
Kaiser grant to fund sight-saving surgeries for 50 diabetics in Georgia
Atlanta, GA,– The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (GLLF) is excited to announce that it has received a $50,000 charitable grant from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia for the project, Saving Sight Through Eye Surgeries for Diabetics, to fund their sight-saving surgery program for Georgians with diabetes-related vision loss.
Know the Facts:
Unchecked diabetes can result in eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. According to the CDC, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and leading cause of blindness in American adults, affecting more than 5 million Americans age 40 and older.
The grant will support the GLLF eye surgery program in restoring the vision of 50 deserving residents in six metro-Atlanta counties stricken with diabetes-related vision loss. These counties include Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.
The Lighthouse is the largest statewide provider of eye surgeries to uninsured Georgians through a collaborative network of over 100 medical partners and private donors.
About the Lighthouse:
The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is the only statewide provider of both vision and hearing services to underserved Georgians, serving over 7,500 people in 2014 with a network of over 300 partners specializing in vision and hearing care. By providing eye exams, eyeglasses, vision surgeries, and digital hearing aids, the Lighthouse Foundation allows Georgians in need to live healthier and more productive lives. For more information on how to support our mission, please visit www.LionsLighthouse.org