Message from the PAOF Chair

Jul 27, 2021From the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues:

I read an interesting formula recently that said:

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This made me think of the Pan-American and how this statement represents us.  The Pan-American is a very large community that shows care and commitment worldwide.

I would like to thank all those generous donors who have sent in their donations attached to their annual dues billing. 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.

With the challenges of COVID-19 continuing, we all must adjust to this “new normal.”  The Pan-American response has been to focus on its online learning initiatives and to reach out to collaborate with other organizations around the world. 

Your help is vital to our cause, large or small.  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)