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September 14, 2010

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has appointed Dr Wing-Kun Tam to the global advisory council of the Paediatric Cataract Initiative

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has appointed Dr Wing-Kun Tam to the global advisory council of the Paediatric Cataract Initiative (www.PediatricCataract.org).

The newly founded initiative is using the resources of the Bausch + Lomb Early Vision Institute and LCIF to identify, fund and promote innovative methods of overcoming paediatric.

Dr Tam was recently elected as the first vice president of Lions Clubs International at its International Convention in Sydney, Australia. He will become president of Lions Clubs International in June 2011. /p>

Dr Tam was instrumental in launching the SightFirst China Action programme in 1990 between LCIF’s SightFirst Programme and the People’s Republic of China. This partnership paired Lions Clubs blindness prevention mobilization efforts with financial support for SightFirst China Action, and was matched by $200 million from the Chinese government. Since the programme’s launch, SightFirst China Action has restored sight by providing cataract surgeries to more than five million people in China and strengthening the eye care infrastructure by creating secondary eye care units at hospitals in 200 counties with under developed eye care within China’s provinces and in Tibet.