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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...

Message from the PAAO President

Dear Friends, In an effort to stimulate research at the Pan-American level and recognize the efforts of our young investigators, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) has been organizing the Pan-American Research Day, in conjunction with the...

Suel Abujamra 1933-2018

Prof. Dr. Suel Abujamra devoted his life to Ophthalmology in Brazil as he used to say: "mobilize and raise awareness about all blindness that could be avoided." He passed away on December 29, 2018, after bravely fighting among doctors at Sírio Libanes Hospital and...

Leadership Course Jan 2019

The Pan-American Curso de Liderazgo (leadership course) participants attended a work session in San Francisco, January 18-21, 2019. PAAO Curso participants joined with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program (AAO LDP) and European...

Manuel Eduardo Valdez 1918-2019

On January 25, 2019, Dominican medicine lost one of its great Professors, a trainer of generations of specialists in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Manuel Eduardo Valdez Guerrero, who would have turned 101 in May of this year. Dr. Valdez was born in Nizao, Peravia...