On October 19, 2016 the University-Ballard Lions Club heard Lions Member Dr. Tueng Shen describe her recent research and clinical activities at the UW Medicine Eye Institute and the UW Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shen’s research is rapidly moving forward the necessary technologies for diagnosis and treatment of patient’s with corneal diseases and cataracts. She described a chip that can be implanted in the cornea and can be monitored with a wireless device saving patients days of travel during treatment. moreover, she described using the “eye as a window” using dynamic imaging techniques.
Following her presentation, President Fred Minifie awarded Dr. Shen with a check for half of the funds raised during the “fund-an-item” portion of our annual University-Ballard Lions Club auction held on April 23, 2016. Dr. Shen serves at the Northwest Lions Research Professor of Ophthalmology.