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Eye Bank to Honor William Constad, M.D., as “Man of Vision”

Irene Maslowski

Monday, October 1, 2012 • 3:23pm

The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey is pleased to announce that renowned ophthalmologist William Constad, M.D., will be honored as a “Man of Vision” on November 15, when the organization hosts its second Night for Sight fundraising gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

“Dr. Constad has shown himself time and time again to be a surgeon, teacher and leader in the field of ophthalmology,” says Margaret Chaplin, the Eye Bank’s Executive Director. “His many accomplishments reflect the Eye Bank’s mission to preserve and restore sight.”

Constad has been directly involved with the Eye Bank since 1988, and currently serves as Medical Director. He is also a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School and is in private practice with Hudson Eye Physicians and Surgeons and in his own practice in Millburn.

As the Eye Bank’s second “Man of Vision” award recipient, Constad is in good company – fellow ophthalmologist Marco Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D, FACS, previously received the honor. This year, Zarbin, Chair of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, heads the event’s honorary committee. One of Constad’s patients, retired educator and cornea recipient Walter McDermott, is leading the planning committee.

Tickets to attend Night for Sight are $125 per person. The evening’s festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and include a cocktail reception, music, open bar, dessert table and silent auction. Proceeds from Night for Sight support the Eye Bank’s efforts to provide corneal tissue to those who cannot otherwise afford transplantation procedures, as well as to support eye and vision research. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Cathy Wasner at 732-382-3060, ext.7278, or cwasner@lebnj.org.

The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight. It recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation. It also supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions, promotes donation awareness through public and professional education, and provides humanitarian aid to people in need of corneal transplantation throughout the world. Visit www.lionseyebanknj.org or call 800-653-9379 for more information.
 

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