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Support the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute

Support the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's trajectory to be a national leader in ophthalmic education, treatment, and research, was established long ago. Today, the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, home to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is transforming vision care in Omaha, in Nebraska, and beyond!

This magnificent clinical facility opened in May 2013. It features the latest in specialized care and diagnostic medicine including an advanced Diagnostic Center, the Carl Camras Center for Innovative Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology, and the Ocular Imaging Research and Reading Center. The Truhlsen Eye Institute is a vital resource to people suffering from blinding eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, corneal dystrophies, uveitis and other ocular inflammatory diseases. 

What few people realize is that by the year 2020 age-related eye diseases is estimated to increase by 30 percent in the U.S.!  The Truhlsen Eye Institute enables the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to educate the next generation of eye specialists, expected to double over the next 10 years, and provides the means to keep private ophthalmologist in local communities up-to-date on the most advanced surgical techniques. We welcome your commitment and support.


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Brenda Helget

Brenda Helget

College of Medicine
402-502-4111 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
brenda.helget@nufoundation.org
Brenda has 21 years of experience in the nonprofit field, with 16 of those years focused on fundraising. She became a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) in 2004 and also has completed the University of Nebraska-Omaha Nonprofit Certificate in Fundraising Management. Brenda says she likes to think of her position as a “matchmaker” – connecting donors with charitable opportunities that allow them to fully experience the joy of giving.
 

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