Message from the PAOF Chair

Jun 29, 2021From the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to thank all the generous donors who are responding to the different fund-raising campaigns that are going on this year.  Your generous donations demonstrate your commitment to advancing the Pan-American’s mission of providing lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists to improve patient care.

Be sure to read at the bottom of the newsletter all the names who have donated this month.  To see the complete list of 2021 donors, go to  Donors who contribute more than $1,000 automatically become a Circle of Vision member. To see the full list of Circle of Vision members, go to

All our countries within the Pan-American are slowly recovering from the serious impact of COVID-19.  Thanks to your generosity, the Pan-American can reactivate its educational outreach throughout the Americas and beyond.  Gifts from Pan-American members have been instrumental in helping to provide the necessary resources to support these important Pan-American educational programs. 

We have exciting new online educational products in the pipeline that will be launching soon.  In the coming year, we want to not only continue to offer these educational opportunities but expand the number of scholarships available.  Plans include providing more advanced training scholarships now that presential observerships are opening back up

But we can’t do it without your help!  That is why we are asking for your support this year.  Please take a moment to support the Pan-American at

Thank you in advance for your support!


Jorge E. Valdez MD PhD
Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF)