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PAAO President’s Message

April 2021

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
– Albert Einstein

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Message from the PAOF Chair

During the past year, COVID-19 has made a huge impact on our lives and how we interact with each other. As the more serious impacts of COVID are slowly starting to ease, I would like for you to take the time to consider this interaction by honoring one another. The Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation has a wonderful method of doing this very thing with the Tribute Program.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

As I write this President’s Message, I realize that we are entering into a new reality. COVID-19 has changed many things: how we communicate and how we collaborate.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

We have come to the end of a challenging year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Pan-American community for its unceasing support. As Mother Teresa said, “To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”

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The mission of the Pan-American Association
of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere.

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