“I staffed the OSU Ophthalmology resident clinic for many years.” Said Dr. Letson. “Even when no longer staffing a clinic I maintained a close relationship with the department and staff, particularly Dr. William Havener. It was a pleasure and a privilege to provide in a positive manner to the field of Ophthalmology. Now that I can no longer physically take part, I can take pleasure through the establishment of this fund which I hope will continue my efforts, and also the efforts of others.”
Holton Letson, MD
Retina and Ophthalmology Endowment
Honors Alan & Susan Letson
The Alan and Susan Letson Retina and Ophthalmology fund was established in 2007 by an endowment gift from Dr. Holton Charles Letson of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Dr. Letson created the fund to recognize the professional contributions of his son Dr. Alan, and daughter-in-law Susan Letson. The annual distribution from this fund will be used to support the education of ophthalmology residents, acquisition of equipment for research, clinical and patient care, projects in retina disease and emerging priorities and initiatives related to retina disease in the Department of Ophthalmology. According to Dr. Tom Mauger, former chair of the department, “Private support for our department and programs are critical to our continued growth and expansion. The generosity of Dr. Letson and all our donors is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference in what we do.” After completing his residency in Ophthalmology in Detroit Dr. Letson moved his family to Zanesville, Ohio where he practiced Ophthalmology from 1954 until his retirement in 1986. He spent more than 15 years staffing the OSU Resident Clinic and made many valuable contributions to the profession, the department and many grateful resident trainees.