Dr. Hiatt Awarded at World Cataract Foundation Sight Night

Dr. Jerre Freeman and his sons, Drs. John and James Freeman, present the Freeman Vision Award to Dr. Hiatt.

May 5, 2012, at the World Cataract Foundation (WCF) annual Sight Night, Jerre M. Freeman, MD, founding director of the WCF, presented the Freeman Vision Award to UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology Professor Emeritus Roger L. Hiatt, MD, who has dedicated his career and his life to preserving and saving sight, advancing ophthalmic research, reaching out to those less fortunate, and educating future generations of ophthalmologists. At the event, Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS, Hamilton Professor of Ophthalmology and department chair, also gave a presentation on how to create twinning programs to help fight blindness worldwide, as the Hamilton Eye Institute has done in collaboration with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ORBIS International, FedEx Corporation, and the Ayers Foundation. We offer our gratitute to Dr. Freeman and our sincere congratulations to Dr. Hiatt for this outstanding honor.

Dr. Haik presents a lecture on fighting blindness worldwide.