The Northern California nonprofit Society for the Blind has honored Mark J. Mannis with the Briggs Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology for his excellent contributions to the sector. Mannis is a distinguished professor and the Fosse Endowed Chair of the Division of Ophthalmology & Imaginative and prescient Science at UC Davis. The award was offered at a ceremony in Sacramento final month.

Mannis is a nationally and internationally acknowledged professional within the area of corneal and exterior eye ailments. He serves on the board of administrators for the Society for the Blind. In a written assertion, the Society for the Blind mentioned, “Honoring Dr. Mannis with the Briggs Award is a method we are able to acknowledge all that he has contributed to this area that has helped so many individuals throughout our area.”

Roots of award return to early Sacramento

The Briggs Award is known as for the very first ophthalmologist within the Sacramento space. Dr. William Ellery Briggs and his household moved to Sacramento within the 1870s. He was California’s preeminent ophthalmologist for greater than fifty years. His descendants established the Briggs Fund in his title a number of years in the past. Society for the Blind is the beneficiary of the fund, which ensures folks can obtain low-vision eye care no matter their capability to pay.

Society for the Blind is a full-service nonprofit company offering companies and packages for people who find themselves blind or have low imaginative and prescient. Serving 27 counties in Northern California, the nonprofit, positioned in Midtown Sacramento, has been serving the Sacramento group for greater than 60 years.

Annually, almost half of the sufferers seen by the Society for the Blind require charity care. With the Briggs Fund, the Society for the Blind has been capable of serve greater than 300 individuals who in any other case couldn’t obtain low-vision evaluations or occupational remedy.

Extra details about the Society for the Blind will be discovered on its web site.

The UC Davis Eye Middle
The UC Davis Eye Middle gives world-class eye care, pioneers collaborative imaginative and prescient analysis, and trains the subsequent technology of specialists and investigators to grow to be leaders within the Sacramento area and past. The Eye Middle staff goals to rework imaginative and prescient care and develop cures for blinding eye ailments, from cornea to cortex.


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