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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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Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Since its founding, the Pan-American has been led by the top ophthalmologists in the Americas. Our teachers, professors and mentors have a profound impact on our lives. A group of visionary ophthalmologists from around the world came together to...

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The Inaugural PAAO-YO program in Cancun

This year the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology meeting had a touch of innovation as the PAAO-YO Committee, lead by Drs. Camila Ventura and Jorge Fortun, launched the first PAAO-YO program in Cancun, Mexico. It was a huge success!
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PAAO-YO Lounge at Congress

We are excited to announce a new PAAO-YO activity!  With the generous support from Johnson & Johnson Vision, a PAAO-YO Lounge is being organized to provide a place for Young Ophthalmologists from all over the world to meet, to network, to exchange scientific...

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PARD 2019 RECAP

Over 200 ophthalmologists and researchers from 16 countries around the world participated in the 2019 Pan-American Research Day which took place in Saturday, April 27, Vancouver, Canada, co-sponsored by ARVO, the Association for Research in Vision and...

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Tribute to Dr. Guillermo Pereira

My professor, mentor, and friend. Dr. Pereira had a tremendous influence in ophthalmology in Venezuela and Latin-America. His influence in my career was determinant. Thank you for believing in me! You were always right my friend…

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD PhD FACS
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Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The term synergy comes from the ancient Greek word συνεργία synergia from synergos συνεργός, meaning "working together". The Pan-American Association of...

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PAAO President’s Message

Dear Friends, I remember how winning the Select Free Paper prize in 1992 changed my life.  The winning prize was to present my paper at the Joint Spanish, Portuguese and PAAO Societies meeting in Sevilla, Spain. What an amazing experience.  I wanted to recreate...

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