The Americas region has recently suffered several natural disasters including hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katia, and very recently Jose and Maria that devastated several areas of Texas, and the Caribbean including Puerto Rico. In addition, two recent earthquakes have devastated the regions of Chiapas and Mexico City in Mexico. Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families. Many ophthalmologists have lost their clinic and hospital equipment to see their patients, and patients (many of whom have lost everything) are in need of medical care and medications.

The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO), in response to those recent devastating events, has partnered with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to establish an Emergency Relief Fund. Our goal is to help those in affected areas to get the services and help they need. We will put your tax-deductible donations to good use. To donate please use the following page and link: Please be generous if you can. The need is great.