Ophthalmology Basic Sciences Course

BASIC COURSE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY  DR. GUILLERMO PICO SANTIAGO  San Juan Puerto Rico2020   Course Director: Dr. Luis Serrano (luis.serrano7@upr.edu)Contact: Miranda Rodriguez (stephanie.miranda2@upr.edu) BASIC INFORMATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE I. OPENING AND...

PAAO President’s Message

  Dear Friends, “Yo creo que nada sucede por casualidad. Sabes? Que, en el fondo, las cosas tienen un plan secreto aunque nosotros no lo entendamos.” In his book entitled “La Sombra del Viento,” Carlos Ruiz Zafón reflects on the fact that things – in our lives...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Since its founding, the Pan-American has been led by the top ophthalmologists in the Americas. Our teachers, professors and mentors have a profound impact on our lives. A group of visionary ophthalmologists from around the world came together to honor...

Tribute to Dr. Camila Ventura

This is a tribute to a very special person who has already left an indelible mark in ophthalmology and will continue this path of helping patients improve their lives by combating blinding diseases. Her leadership at all levels of her involvement make those of us around her want to join her team. She is lucky that she has been given excellent DNA to accomplish this, but it has been up to her to make the best of this gift. We are fortunate to be able to honor Camila Ventura.”

Eduardo C. Alfonso MD

The Inaugural PAAO-YO program in Cancun

There is a lot to celebrate! This year the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology meeting had a touch of innovation as the PAAO-YO Committee, lead by Drs. Camila Ventura and Jorge Fortun, launched the first PAAO-YO program in Cancun, Mexico. It was a huge success!...

PAAO-YO Lounge at Congress

We are excited to announce a new PAAO-YO activity!  With the generous support from Johnson & Johnson Vision, a PAAO-YO Lounge is being organized to provide a place for Young Ophthalmologists from all over the world to meet, to network, to exchange scientific...

PARD 2019 RECAP

Over 200 ophthalmologists and researchers from 16 countries around the world participated in the 2019 Pan-American Research Day which took place in Saturday, April 27, Vancouver, Canada, co-sponsored by ARVO, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology....

Tribute to Dr. Guillermo Pereira

My professor, mentor, and friend. Dr. Pereira had a tremendous influence in ophthalmology in Venezuela and Latin-America. His influence in my career was determinant. Thank you for believing in me! You were always right my friend…

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD PhD FACS