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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...

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...

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

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...

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...

PAAO President’s Message

Dear Friends, Every two years the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) highlights achievements in Education, Prevention of Blindness and Humanitarian Service in the Americas and beyond.  At the upcoming 34th Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Technology and the internet have transformed the landscape of education and how we learn over the last 25 years.  The prodigious abundance of technical information available at our fingertips grows daily.  In our industry, speed has become...

EPIDEMIC OF DIABETES: A CRITICAL CHALLENGE.

    EPIDEMIC OF DIABETES: A CRITICAL CHALLENGE BY FERNANDO BARRIA MD   The demand for service in ophthalmology will continue to increase throughout the world due to the aging of the population and the uncontrolled increase of diabetes, increasing...

Tribute to Dr. Dario Fuenmayor-Rivera

My professor, mentor, and friend. Dr. Fuenmayor had a tremendous influence in my career and that of many others in Venezuela and Latin-America. We wrote many papers together in my early career, and marked my love for angiography of the retina and choroid."

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD PhD FACS

Message from the PAOF Chair.

Dear Colleagues, Pan-American Research Day is all about providing opportunities for Young Ophthalmologists and Researchers. In 2002, Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. approached ARVO to partner in creating new course which would encourage research in the Americas and would...