The Vision Center at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
The Society of Camera Operators supports The Vision Center at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We do this through fundraising activities such as our annual Lifetime Achievement Awards and JL Fisher BBQ raffle. To date the SOC has donated $182,000 (6/16/15) with an even deeper commitment and more plans to support this ever critical community service provided by The Vision Center at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
You can support our efforts by sponsoring the annual Lifetime Achievement awards, by purchasing ticket for the Awards and donating directly through our online donations.
About The Vision Center
The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is an international referral center for children with complex eye diseases. It is one of the few centers in the country to offer expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty.
Board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists care for more than 15,000 patients and perform more than 1,500 ophthalmic surgeries each year, making The Vision Center one of the largest, most respected centers of its kind, treating nearly 20 percent of all retinoblastoma cases diagnosed annually in the United States.
Among other innovations, physicians at The Vision Center use spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) to diagnose retinal detachment in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a potentially blinding eye disorder affecting premature infants, and were the first to combine SDOCT with the novel ocular endoscope to treat ROP. This device grants surgeons the ability to correct this potentially blinding disorder in premature infants.
About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Selected as the premier children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, we treat 107,000 young patients annually from Los Angeles and around the world. As a pediatric charity of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children.
Thomas C. Lee, MD
Director, Vision Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Associate Professor, USC Eye Institute
At the 2015 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards
You can support our efforts by sponsoring the annual Lifetime Achievement Awards,
by purchasing a ticket for the Awards, and donating directly through our online donations.