Victorian Lions Foundation News

Neurobionics Research Fellow

VLF Chairman John Beale PDG with Dr Wes Thevathasan, who is the current Victorian Lions Foundation Neurobionics Research Fellow as at March 2017

The Victorian Lions Foundation provides annual funds for a Neurobionics Research Fellow to undertake research with the neurobionics research team at the Bionics Institute. 

The aim is to support the exploration of implant devices that monitor neural activity in the brain, spinal cord, or elsewhere in the body, and/or stimulate nerves electrically for therapeutic applications. 

The focus is on real world applications to alleviate common disorders like epilepsy and blackouts, movement disorders including Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, and certain severe psychiatric conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder.

25 Years of Saving Sight Presentation

Lions Eye Donation Service Celebrates 25 Years of Saving Sight

Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria unveils a plaque commemorating 25 years of the Lions Eye Donation Service from 1991 to 2016. 

Lions Past District Governor Neil Campbell pictured with the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria. Neil has been involved with the Lions Eye Donation Service from the beginning. 

The Lions Eye Donation Service is a joint venture between the Lions Clubs of Victoria and Southern New South Wales, the Centre for Eye Research Australia, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. It routinely provides corneas and sclera for transplantation and research across Victoria and Tasmania.

The Plaque

Past District Governor Neil Campbell, Doug Lyons and Dr Graeme Pollock

Dr Graeme Pollock has been the Director of CERA since its inception in 1991. The service has facilitated over 7500 corneal transplants from over 4600 donors since it's opening in 1991. 

VLF Secretary John Mitchell with Past District Governor John Beale


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