PAOF News

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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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. She is lucky that she has been given excellent DNA to accomplish this, but it has been up to her to make the best of this gift. We are fortunate to be able to honor Camila Ventura.”

Eduardo C. Alfonso MD
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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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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...

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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
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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...

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Message from the PAOF Chair.

My Dear Colleagues, The Pan-American exists to provide continuing education and training for the development and advancement of Ophthalmology. We offer several scholarships, training programs and venues to encourage our PAAO Young Ophthalmologists (PAAO -YO). We...

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Tribute to Rich and Chita Abbott

In honor of my mother and father, Cecilia and Richard Abbott; as well as the profession of Ophthalmology. My parents have dedicated their lives to this incredible and honorable work and we have all received so much in return. Thank you to all of our friends at the PAAO for supporting our family, and especially, Dad, during this very difficult time.

Alison Abbott Chassin
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