PAOF News

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, We are in the grips of COVID-19.  Who could have imagined a month ago that this novel Corona Virus would have swept the world with such ruthless efficiency. This brings to mind the ever-increasing importance of the Power of the Pan-American, a...

Message from the PAOF Chair

My Dear Colleagues, The Pan-American has a rich tradition of cultural and educational exchange. One of our earliest programs in the Pan-American history was the “Visiting Professor” where an expert would spend a month travelling around to different training centers...

Message from the PAOF Chair

My Dear Colleagues, This is a special year for the world of Ophthalmology:  2020.  I remember I was finishing fellowship training and my professors were talking about the World Health Organization (WHO) launching an ambitious program in 1999 called Vision 2020. ...

New Pan-American Programs in 2019

Several exciting Pan-American programs where launched in 2019.  Take a look.Enrique Graue Wiechers Award for Transformational LeadershipDr. Eduardo Alfonso of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida USA, received the first Enrique Graue Wiechers Award for...

Message from the PAOF Chair

My Dear Colleagues, I would like to end this year with a note of gratitude to all my colleagues, friends and family who have supported the Pan-American and its education and prevention of blindness initiatives.  This year the Pan-American launched several new...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues: When you donate to the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation, you create opportunities to meet new people who believe in the same causes that inspire you. When you let your friends and family know of your charitable donations, they may find...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues: In my experience, all the peoples of the Americas are very generous and supportive. We need to create a Pan-American culture of giving. We have the unique capability of setting the example for the rest of the community. We all can contribute in...