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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.

PAAO President’s Message

April 2021

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

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.

2019 Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship Experience: Paulina Liberman

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PAAO-YO Reseach: Linda A Cernichiaro-Espinosa MD

PAAO-YO Research: Dr. Matias Soifer, MD 26 January 2021 Dr. Matias Soifer, MD is a Cornea & Ocular Immunology Fellow at Duke Eye Center. Below are the salient points of an article he recently published with links to the article.   Matrix metalloproteinase 9...

PAAO President’s Message

February 2021

“Vaccines are one of our most important tools for preventing outbreaks and keeping the world safe. Unacceptably it’s often those who are most at risk – the poorest, the most marginalized, those touched by conflict or forced from their homes – who are persistently missed.”

– Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director- General, WHO)”

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.”