In order to secure and expand the critical role of the Beetham in diabetic retinopathy, we propose to create an endowed Directorship of the Beetham. This endowed Directorship would provide substantial support for the Beetham to retain and attract excellence in the field of ophthalmology. This directorship will further the advancement of eye care and encourage world-class leadership by providing support in the following areas;

♦This endowed Director will provide restricted support to secure the future leadership of the Beetham as one of the top institutions worldwide for research and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

 ♦These funds will provide necessary resources for the Director to continue to recruit leading faculty and staff from around the world.

Today’s Beetham

Drs. Aiello

The Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) at Joslin Diabetes Center is one of the top institutions worldwide for research and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

In addition to laser surgery, which is recognized as vital to treatment, the ophthalmologists of the Eye Institute offer many surgical interventions including cataract, glaucoma, oculo-plastics and vitreo-retinal procedures.

The Beetham Eye Institute also continues to undertake a wide range of research programs to develop better means of identifying the causes of diabetic eye disease and to devise treatments to lessen the risks of visual loss.

Today the Beetham sees approximately 22,000 patients annually and for these patients their median vision is 20/20.

Willowbend Event 

On Sunday July 20, 2014 supporters of Joslin and members of the Oysterville Yacht Club attended a campaign kick-off reception at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Attendees heard presentations by Joslin CEO John Brooks and Beetham Eye Clinic Director Lloyd P. Aiello on the successes of the Beetham and the need for an endowed Directorship of the Beetham.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Join Us

Of all our senses, our sight is one of the most critical. Without the decades of work by the people of the Beetham Institute, thousands of people would have lost their sight. The Beetham has made the days of a waiting room full of seeing eye dogs and canes—a thing of the past.

We have a vision of the future when diabetes is also a thing of the past—and today’s investments and efforts move us closer to that vision.

Your commitment to providing resources for this future is critical. We need your support to continue the extraordinary success of the Beetham and secure this future.

Join us and be a part of it!


For more information, please contact:
The Development Office