PAAO President’s Message

September 2023

Ophthalmology is a field that demands unwavering dedication, constant learning, and a passion for improving the lives of those we serve. It’s a profession that touches the very essence of human existence, as vision is one of our most precious gifts. In this context, being part of an association that nurtures excellence and innovation is not merely a choice; it’s an imperative.

Dr. Eduardo Arenas (1938-2023)

On Sunday, September 10, 2023, another giant left us. Eduardo Arenas (Colombia) left his mark on the world through his practice, the fellows he trained, meetings he contributed to, and friends he made. He will be missed.

Ophthalmology Basic Sciences Course 2024

The Guillermo Picó Santiago Basic Course of Ophthalmology 2024 will be in person. The course is sponsored by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and the University of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Marcelino Rio Torres (1944-2023)

On August 13, 2023, Dr. Marcelino Rio Torres passed away. For 27 years, he served as the esteemed director of the “Ramón Pando Ferrer” Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology, leaving an indelible mark on the field of medicine and touching the lives of countless individuals.

PAAO President’s Message

July 2023

Webinars in the Hub of Science: An Educational Tool. The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology takes its primary mission – Education – incredibly seriously.