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Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc. Launches Multi-Million Dollar, State-of-the-Art Research Institute that Will Advance the Study of Blinding Eye Diseases
Date:5/5/2009

tissue on site at LEITR.

Racing Against Time

As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of macular degeneration and glaucoma have affected millions of Americans. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of visual loss in the elderly and the condition profoundly affects their quality of life. Glaucoma, affecting upwards of 3 million Americans, contributes to over 120,000 new cases of blindness each year and is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans. LEITR's initial research platforms will explore the leading causes of these two blinding diseases, providing diseased or compromised eyes for advancing research in these disease areas.

LEITR is also forming a distinguished advisory board, consisting of thought leaders from top academic eye institutions around the country. Collaborative relationships with academic, government, and pharmaceutical industry research centers will be established to facilitate accelerated drug innovation, timely clinical trials, and a foundation for best research practices.

The LEITR Mission

"Our stated mission is to set new standards for ocular research that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired," says Jason K. Woody, Executive Director and CEO of LEITR. "We intend to be the new pioneers of ocular research."

About LEITR

LEITR is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the recovery, evaluation, and distribution of eye tissue for transplantation, research, and education. The eye institute is one of the largest in the world. Since its inception, it has brought the "Gift of Sight" to over 20,000 men, women, and children worldwide. LEITR was founded by a group of Tampa Lions in 1973. Since the beginning, the eye institute has been guided by a board of directors comprised of Lions and prominent ophthalmic specialists and surgeons. For more information call Jason K. Woody at
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