PAAO President’s Message

June 2022

This month, my “Chat with the President” is with Dr. Juan S. Rivero, president of the Argentine Council of Ophthalmology

Message from the PAOF Chair

The word philanthropy comes from Ancient Greek φιλανθρωπία (philanthrōpía) ‘love of humanity’, from phil– “love, fond of” and anthrōpos” humankind, mankind”. Philanthropy involves charitable giving to worthy causes on a large scale, but it is much more than just a charitable donation. Philanthropy is an effort an individual or organization undertakes based on an altruistic desire to improve human welfare, and wealthy individuals sometimes establish private foundations to facilitate their philanthropic efforts.


PARD 2022 RECAP On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the 2022 Pan-American Research Day took place as a Zoom virtual meeting. For this meeting, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) partners with the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)....

Mr. T.R.G. Sear (1937-2022)

On May 9, 2022, Mr. Tim Sear passed away following a long illness. He was a friend and supporter of the Pan-American for many years. We share some memories from his Pan-American friends.

PAAO President’s Message

May 2022

This month we begin something new: “Chat with the President”. I had the opportunity to chat with the president of the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology, Dr. Cristiano Caixeta.

Message from the PAOF Chair

We are very proud to announce that the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation’s Circle of Vision program has reached its 10th anniversary. We would like to extend our gratitude the Pan-American leaders in ophthalmology for supporting the Pan-American’s mission of providing lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists to improve patient care.

PAAO President’s Message

April 2022

I am happy, honored, and thrilled to address you with my first words as president of the PAAO. For me, it is a dream fulfilled.

Message from the PAOF Chair

I would like to welcome, Dr. Paulo Dantas, our 32nd PAAO President. I am sure he will be able to follow on the footsteps of the many giants that preceded him including Dr. Burnier with whom we are immensely grateful.

PAJO Readership Growing

PAJO Readership Growing With its new and attractive digital format, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology (PAJO) has caught the attention of people around the world. Starting with 2,000 subscribers/readers in 2012 to now 13,000 in 2022, the PAJO has been growing...