PAAO President’s Message

February 2023

Encouraging Submissions to Advance Eye Health in the Americas…
The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) is proud to serve as a hub for ophthalmologists in the Americas, promoting the advancement of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and advocating for eye health at the regional and international levels.

Leadership Course 2023

The Pan-American Curso de Liderazgo is preparing the best young ophthalmologists to take leadership roles in their community and professional organizations. See what they did at the January 2023 work session.

Dr. Alice R. McPherson (1926-2023)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an icon. On January 16, 2022, Dr. Alice R. McPherson passed away after a short time in hospice care. She was a pioneer, a humanitarian, an educator and a philanthropist, in ophthalmology, in her field of retina, and in the Pan-American. She will be missed.

PAAO President’s Message

January 2023

New year, new everything…
After a long period without face-to-face events, we are at the door of our biggest event, the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology.

PAAO President’s Message

December 2022

And another year has passed…
A year with a mix of distrust, fear and hope. Distrust and fear that the nightmare of Covid-19 has not passed. Hope in having overcome the worst phase of this disease and with the certainty that the science of prevention, vaccines and scientific knowledge have brought us to the end of another year, alive and with life plans for a better year, together with our dearest ones.

PAAO President’s Message

November 2022

This month, my “Chat with the President” is with Dr. Rodolfo Yi, president of the Panamanian Society of Ophthalmology.