$1.5 million grant given to Kellogg Eye Center

October 30, 2007

Ann Arbor, MI-A $1.5 million grant was given to The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center from the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation to build an ophthalmic imaging center.

Ann Arbor, MI-A $1.5 million grant was given to The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center from the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation to build an ophthalmic imaging center.

At the center, images of the eye will be captured to provide important information about eye disease. The facility will be equipped with specialty cameras that record cross-sectional views of three-dimensional images of the retina, optic nerve, and other structures of the eye.

The center, named after Harry and Margaret Towsley, also will have six camera rooms, a photographic studio, a waiting area, and a large work space.

"This advanced imaging center is essential for providing patients with the highest level of eye care, while serving as a key resource for our vision research and educational programs," said Paul R. Lichter, MD, F. Bruce Fralik professor and chairman of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences, in a statement.