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PAAO President’s Message

January 2020

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– Mahatma Gandhi

January Leadership Course 2020

The Pan-American Curso de Liderazgo (leadership course) is preparing the best young ophthalmologists to take leadership roles in their community and professional organizations. See what they did at the January 2020 work session.

Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader Award First Recipient Announced

Jaime Soria Viteri (Ecuador) representing the Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology was the 2019 recipient for his project “OftalmoEconomics”.

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New Courses

Management of vitreous loss in cataract surgery

OCT angiography


PAAO 2021

The next PAAO congress will be in  Buenos Aires!

26-29 May 2021

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PARD 2020

Pan-American Research Day

2 May 2020

Baltimore, Maryland

Message from the PAOF Chair

My Dear Colleagues, This is a special year for the world of Ophthalmology:  2020.  I remember I was finishing fellowship training and my professors were talking about the World Health Organization (WHO) launching an ambitious program in 1999 called Vision 2020.  The...

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New Pan-American Programs in 2019

Several exciting Pan-American programs where launched in 2019.  Take a look.Enrique Graue Wiechers Award for Transformational LeadershipDr. Eduardo Alfonso of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida USA, received the first Enrique Graue Wiechers Award for...

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Message from the PAOF Chair

My Dear Colleagues, I would like to end this year with a note of gratitude to all my colleagues, friends and family who have supported the Pan-American and its education and prevention of blindness initiatives.  This year the Pan-American launched several new programs...

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