PAAO President’s Message

September 2020

We should join the PAAO for three main reasons: the three E’s. Education, Enlightenment, and Enjoyment.
– Dr. Carol Shields

Ophthalmology Basic Sciences Course 2021

The Guillermo Picó Santiago Basic Course of Ophthalmology 2021 will be virtual. The course is sponsored by the Pan American Ophthalmology Association and the University of Puerto Rico.

2019 Kayser Global Award Progress Report

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett received the 2019 Paul Kayser Global Award in 2019 for her work “Toward a Safe and Effective Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity”. This is the progress report.

PAAO President’s Message

August 2020

No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.
– Dalai Lama

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, We are still facing the challenge of the pandemic.  In North America, schools and universities are starting up again.  We must continue to move forward, and I am confident that we will successfully come through this pandemic if we stay positive and collectively help and support each other.

PAAO-YO Research (August): Camila Ventura

Dr. Camila Ventura, a Retina specialist and Director of Research at Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV) and HOPE Eye Hospital in Recife, Brazil, has recently published two articles. Below are the salient points and links to the articles.

Science Communication… Should we be trained?

As medical researchers, we know that the importance of research is as much about ideas as it is about knowing how to communicate them. Science communication is part of our daily life; as doctors we must inform our patients about their disease and treatment, give lectures, write scientific papers or proposals.