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Tribute to José Berrocal MD

"In recognition of his visionary and innovative international leadership in ophthalmology. His dedication to continuing education and pursuit of excellence in clinical care for his patients was exemplar and have made him a role model to us."
Drs. Liana & Marcelo Ventura and family

Plan Now to Attend PAAO Cancun 2019

The XXXIV Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology will be held at the Cancun Convention Center, Mexico, from May 25 to 29, 2019. This will be the sixth time that our country is hosting the most important academic event in the Americas: in 1952 the Fourth Congress...

Emergency Relief

The Americas region has recently suffered several natural disasters including hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katia, and very recently Jose and Maria that devastated several areas of Texas, and the Caribbean including Puerto Rico. In addition, two recent earthquakes have...

31st Best of the Academy in Spanish

You are all welcome to the 31º Lo Mejor de la Academia en Español 2017 (31st The Best of the Academy in Spanish 2017). The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting will conclude on Tuesday, with Lo Mejor de la Academia being held on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 8...

Interview with Dr. Francisco Contreras

Mrs. Laura Malkin-Stuart interviews Dr. Francisco Contreras during the Pan-American Congress in Lima, Peru. English transcription of the interview is available below. (5:08) Interview with Dr. Contreras - Congress PAAO 2017 (Lima, Peru) I am with one of my favorite...

World Sight Day

World Sight Day is an event to raise awareness about the need of having a strategy to prevent visual impairment through the development of funded programs. This year, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) will deliver data on...