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First Young Paraguayan Society Workshop 2019

On June 29 in the city of Asunción, Paraguay the event called “First Young SPO Workshop” (Paraguayan Society of Young Ophthalmologists) was held for the first time and it was a big success. Residents of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists under 40 years presented clinical cases in front of a jury and the general public.

PAAO President’s Message

The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.”

~William Osler

The words of William Osler, a McGill graduate who became a great physician and professor at McGill, Johns Hopkins & Oxford, are very meaningful to describe my first two months as a President of PAAO.

Ophthalmology Basic Sciences Course

The Guillermo Picó Santiago Basic Course of Ophthalmology will take place in Puerto Rico, from January 27 to March 20, 2020. The course is sponsored by the Pan American Ophthalmology Association and the University of Puerto Rico.

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Management of vitreous loss in cataract surgery

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Lo Mejor de la Academia en Español

Tuesday, October 15th, 1pm-5pm.

PAAO Scholarships

Gillingham Fellowship: Deadline October 1

Sear Scholarship: Deadline October 1

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues: One of the goals established at the recent PAAO board meeting was to provide more training and support opportunities to our Young Ophthalmologists in the Americas, Spain and Portugal. We are proud to announce the launching of a new program, the...

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Tribute to Dr. Camila Ventura

This is a tribute to a very special person who has already left an indelible mark in ophthalmology and will continue this path of helping patients improve their lives by combating blinding diseases. Her leadership at all levels of her involvement make those of us around her want to join her team.”

Eduardo C. Alfonso MD

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of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere.

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