– Graduación en Medicina por la Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
– Preceptor de Catarata da Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte
– Creador del Canabrava Ring
Responsable del servicio de oftalmología del Hospital Perpetuo Socorro de Las Palmas y del Hospital Parque de Fuertventura
President of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis Member (Chair: XXIX)
Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA
John J. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and has research interests in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, imaging and neuro-immunology. He undertakes both clinical and translational research in the pathogenesis and treatment of neuro-ophthalmic diseases.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Chen’s research strives to provide improvements in the diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmic conditions by advancing the applications of imaging for various diseases, and on improving understanding of glial autoantibodies and how they affect the optic nerve.
Ex Presidente da Sociedade Brasileira de Oftalmologia
Ex Presidente da Sociedade Brasileira de Catarata e Implantes Intraoculares (BRASCRS)
Mestre em Oftalmologia pela UFRJ Doutor em Oftalmologia pela UNIFESP
La Dra. M. Soledad Cortina es la Directora de la Práctica Facultativa Completa de Oftalmología, la Clínica General de Ojos y el Programa de Córneas Artificiales por Keratoprótesis en UI Health. La Dra. Cortina tiene intereses clínicos en trasplante de córnea, cirugía refractiva, cataratas y enfermedad del segmento anterior.
La Dra. Cortina se unió a la Enfermería de Ojos y Oídos de Illinois como oftalmóloga certificada y especialista en córneas en el año 2010. Reconocida internacionalmente por sus investigaciones en cirugía de córnea y en keratoprótesis, la Dra. Cortina se ha presentado reuniones y simposios en todo el mundo y tiene numerosas publicaciones en revistas especializadas. Además, ha recibido el reconocimiento “Los Mejores Doctores en América” anualmente desde el año 2010.
Virgilio Centurion, MD. Director del IMO – Instituto de Molestias Oculares, Sao Paulo – Brasil.
– Publicó 11 libros de catarata, cirugía refractiva y administración en oftalmología, 22 capítulos y más de 130 trabajos científicos.
– Diversos premios en video competition de la ASCRS, ESCRS, SBCII, SBCR, PAAO, CBO.
– Editor Jefe de la revista electrónica, Noticiero ALACCSA-R
– Participa del cuerpo editorial de las revistas:
– Fundador y coordinador del Simposio Oftalmológico Interactivo vía Satélite (1994-1998) y Phaco-clube (1997-1999).
– Ex-presidente de la Sociedade Brasileira de Administração em Oftalmologia (2000-2002).
– Ex-presidente de ALACCSA-R – Asociación Latinoamericana de Cirujanos de Córnea, Catarata, Segmento Anterior y Refractiva (2006-2007).
Kevin M. Miller, MD, is a professor of clinical ophthalmology and the Kolokotrones Chair in Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is chief of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Division, director of the Anterior Segment Diagnostic Laboratory, and a member of the Stein Eye Institute.
He received his undergraduate training in electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University GWC Whiting School of Engineering. Working for the US Naval Research Laboratory, he developed a facility for testing the Cesium atomic clocks used in Global Positioning System satellites under space flight conditions. He received his medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This was followed by an internship in Baltimore at the Franklin Square Hospital Center and a research fellowship in Ophthalmic Optics at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He did his residency training at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and joined the full-time faculty at UCLA in 1991. His clinical practice is devoted to cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, and the rehabilitation of eyes with complex anterior segment surgical problems.
Dr. Miller is the recipient of four endowed UCLA cataract research funds including the Paul Vicari fund, the Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga fund, the Albert Sarnoff fund, and the Amalia Simon Roth fund. He received the Honor, Senior Honor, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) as well as two Secretariat awards f. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), the International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS), and the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC).
Dr. Miller’s teaching activities span the range of training from undergraduate students to practicing ophthalmologists. He supervises research projects taken on by UCLA undergraduates. He is an instructor in several required and elective medical school courses and is involved in resident, national fellow, and international fellow training at Stein Eye Institute. He served on the AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course committee for 10 years, editing 3 editions of the Clinical Optics textbook. He served on the AAO Anterior Segment Preferred Practice Patterns committee, editing two editions of Cataract in the Adult Eye. He served on the AAO Maintenance of Certification committee and the Compass committee, developing educational content for practicing ophthalmologists and materials for the One Network. He currently serves on the AAO Program Planning committee, Preferred Practice Patterns committee, and EyeNet Editorial Board. For the ASCRS, he serves on the Cataract Clinical committee, the Retina Clinical committee, and the Skills Transfer Advisory committee. He writes a regular column for EyeWorld, an ASCRS publication. He was an organizer of the cataract sections for the 2012 and 2014 World Congresses of Ophthalmology. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, EyeWorld, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and Em Foco, a Brazilian language publication. He is a reviewer for many ophthalmic journals. He has delivered approximately 250 invited lectures at international meetings and approximately 600 lectures at domestic meetings. He has written approximately 75 peer reviewed publications and about 150 book chapters or trade journal articles. He has organized approximately 90 instructional courses for residents, fellows, and practicing ophthalmologists.
Dr. Miller’s research interests span the areas of cataract surgery, cataract surgery instrumentation, intraocular lenses, ophthalmic optics, aniridia, artificial iris devices, and surgical outcomes. He was an investigator in the Alcon Laboratories T3-T5 toric intraocular lens trial, the post-market approval study of the T6-T9 lenses, the Hoya Surgical Optics single-piece acrylic lens trial, and the Ophtec endocapsular tension ring trial. He participated in the development and national launch of the Alcon Laboratories Infiniti Vision phacoemulsification system. He was an investigator for the Calhoun Vision light adjustable lens. He was an investigator in the Ophtec model 311 iris reconstruction lens trial and he holds an investigational device exemption from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to implant Morcher artificial iris devices in eyes with congenital or acquired iris defects. He is also an investigator for the ongoing HumanOptics artificial iris clinical trial.
Arif O. Khan MD is Professor of Ophthalmology, Consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Ocular Genetics, and Section Head of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Dr. Khan’s clinical and research interests are the management and genetics of ocular developmental disorders and strabismus. He is a frequent presenter at international ophthalmology meetings and the author of over 300 scientific publications related to his field. Dr. Khan is an Associate Editor for the Journal of AAPOS, on the Editorial Board of Ophthalmic Genetics, and is an ad hoc reviewer for several other international scientific journals.
The Honorable William De La Peña, M.D., Dr. (h.c.) is a professor of ophthalmology, founder and medical director of the De La Peña Eye Clinic’s throughout Southern California, and currently serves as Regent of the University of California and Governor of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Labs. After graduating first in his class at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California-Irvine, followed by two one-year fellowships in cornea at Louisiana State University and the University of London.
Dr. De La Peña is founder and president of the Fundacion Oftalmologica De La Peña, and the founder and Chairman of the Latin American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ALACCSA-R), non-profit organizations dedicated to the education of ophthalmology throughout the world. He was also a founder and Chair of the World Federation of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has lectured extensively throughout the world for the last 30 years.
Dr. De La Peña was appointed by Pres. George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Regent to the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, where he was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal. He served as a Special Delegate to the United Nations. Dr. De La Peña was appointed in 2006 by Governor Schwarzenegger to a 12-year term as a Regent for the University of California.
Among his many awards and achievements are the Doctor Honoris Causa degree granted by his Alma Mater, the Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the SECOIR Medal of Honor, and multiple honorary memberships in ophthalmology societies in many countries.
Other interests and business activities include the media and soccer. He served as Chairman of the Professional Division of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and owned two professional soccer teams. He owned and served as CEO for two television networks in the U.S.
Profesor del Curso de Pós Graduación de la Sociedad Brasileña de Oftalmología / Universidad Estácio de Sá – Rio de Janeiro
Miembro Fundador e Ex Presidente de la Asociación Brasileña de Catarata y Cirugía Refractiva
Director del Departamento de Oftalmología del Colegio Brasileño de Cirujanos
– Jefe de lo sector de Córnea do Hospital Oftalmológico de Sorocaba (BOS).
– Colaborador de lo sector de Córnea de la Universidad Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP).
Prof. Ken Nischal is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Director of Pediatric Program Development at the UPMC Eye Center, Medical Director for Telemedicine Services at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His focus is on evidence based protocol led clinical care with clinical outcome measures as a source of clinical research. His main areas of clinical research are Anterior Segment Developmental Anomalies Affecting the Cornea, Lens and Trabecular Meshwork. He has published widely in Pediatric Cataract, Glaucoma and Cornea and Craniofacial Anomalies. He has developed an ocular genetic service at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and is Co-founder of WSPOS.
Vice Presidente de la sociedad mexicana de oftalmología
Ex presidente de ALACCSA – R
Profesor titular de posgrado UNAM
Profesor titular de Pregrado Universidad Anahuac
Chargé des cours et Privat Docent,
University of Geneva
Head, Glaucoma Sector,
Médecin adjoint agrégé du chef de service
Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève
Dra. Maria Soledad Romero se especializa en cirugía de catarata y segmento anterior. Ejerce en la ciudad de Baltimore en Estados Unidos. Después de graduarse de medica en la Universidad Católica de Córdoba completo su especialidad en Oftalmología en el Hospital Santa Lucia en Buenos Aires. Subsecuentemente, al mudarse a Estados Unidos completo una segunda residencia en Oftalmología en LSU en la ciudad de New Orleans. Luego realizo un fellowship clínico y quirúrgico en Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, en la misma institución trabajo como Assistant Professor . Dra. Romero continuo su subespecialización en casos complejos de cirugía de segmento anterior en Agarwal’s Hospital en Chennai, India. Ella participa activamente en congresos y tiene una reputación internacional en el manejo quirúrgico de afaquia sin soporte capsular, defectos del iris y reemplazo de lentes intraoculares
Oftalmólogo por oposición en el Hospital Clínico de Madrid.
Oftalmólogo en el Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Madrid.
Estancia docente en la Clínica Barraquer, Barcelona.
Estancia docente en el Hospital del Niño Jesús, Madrid.
Médico residente de Oftalmología en el Hospital La Fe de Valencia.
Médico especialista en el Hospital Provincial de Alicante, dependiente de la Diputación Provincial.
Jefatura del Servicio de Oftalmología del Hospital General Universitario de Elche.
Profesor de Oftalmología de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
Director del congreso FacoElche desde 1999, dedicado a la cirugía de cataratas y refractiva.
Presidente de la Fundación Dr. Soler de la Comunidad Valenciana.
Director Médico Innova Ocular Dr. Soler, en Elche.
PROF. JOSÉ ALVARO PEREIRA GOMES, MD PhD
PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (UNIFESP)/PAULISTA MEDICAL SCHOOL (EPM), SÃO PAULO/SP, BRAZIL
DIRECTOR OF THE ADVANCED OCULAR SURFACE CENTER (CASO), DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES, UNIFESP/EPM, BRAZIL
BOARD MEMBER, THE PANAMERICAN CORNEA SOCIETY (PANCORNEA) AND THE TEAR FILM AND OCULAR SURFACE SOCIETY (TFOS)
Médico Cirujano: Universidad de Chile
Especialidad de Oftalmología: Universidad de Chile (1980-1982)
Sub Especialidad de Cornea, Catarata y Cirugía Refractiva, estudios realizados en: Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson University, Filadelfia, USA, 1985 Illinois Eye Medical Center, Chicago ,USA, 1989 Hospital Krakenhaus Rotes Kreus, München, Alemania, 1995 y 1996.
Docencia e investigación:
Profesor Titular de Oftalmología, Universidad de los Andes
Otras actividades profesionales:
Miembro del Directorio Centro de la Visión Filial Clínica Las Condes
Miembro del Board y Past President de ALACCSA-R/LASCRS Asociación Latino Americana de Cirujanos de Catarata, Segmento Anterior y Refractiva
Delegado de la International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
Dr. Daniel Vitor Vasconcelos-Santos obtained his MD and PhD degrees at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG (Belo Horizonte, MG), one of the most prestigious and high-ranked universities in Brazil, where he also completed Ophthalmology residency, in one of the most traditional programs in the country. After fellowships in Retina and Uveitis, he went for a two-year-postdoctoral fellowship in Ocular Inflammation, Immunology and Pathology at Doheny Eye Institute / University of Southern California. He is currently tenured adjunct professor of ophthalmology at UFMG and head of the uveitis unit and chair of the Ophthalmology Service of Hospital São Geraldo / UFMG University Hospital. He is elected member of the International Uveitis Study Group and of the American Uveitis Society, as well as international consultant for the Basic Clinical and Science Course (BCSC – Section 9 – Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Vasconcelos Santos has dedicated his career to teaching and to academia, with more than 60 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 60+ book chapters, 100+ abstracts and 100+ invited talks in scientific meetings, being also member of the editorial board of one and reviewer of several other major international journals. His main research interests include noninfectious and infectious uveitis (particularly toxoplasmosis), masquerade syndromes, retinal vascular diseases, experimental models of ocular inflammatory disorders, ophthalmic pathology and telehealth.
Cornea and External Diseases Felkowship at UT southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Texas
Consultant Anterior segment Division
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Terry is a subspecialist in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Legacy Good Samaritan’s Devers Eye Institute. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine followed by an internship and residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center, UCSF in Oakland. He completed subspecialty training at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute. Dr. Terry joined Devers in 1990 where he is Director of Corneal Services and Scientific Director of the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon. His clinical interests include LASIK, corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, trauma and complex eye surgery, DSAEK, endothelial keratoplasty, refractive IOL surgery and limbal stem cell surgery. Dr. Terry developed a new method of corneal transplantation, DLEK, and contributed refinements to another endothelial keratoplasty technique, DSEK. Away from medicine, Dr. Terry enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys, skiing, basketball and piano.
Ex presidente ALACCSA R
Ex residente BRASCRS
PRESIDENTE FAV- fundacion Altino Ventura
Profª Dra. LIANA MARIA VIEIRA DE OLIVEIRA VENTURA
Presidente da Fundação Pan-Americana de Oftalmologia; vice-Presidente do Conselho Curador da Fundação Altino Ventura; oftalmologista do Departamento de Oftalmologia Pediátrica e Estrabismo do Hospital de Olhos;
Curso de Extensão (Fellow) em Oftalmologia Pediátrica e Estrabismo, Universidade de San Juan, Porto Rico. EUA; Doutorado em Ciências Visuais, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Minas Gerais; Mestrado-Profissionalizante em Administração da Prática Oftalmológica pela Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo.
Ben Szirth, PhD – Born in Montreal, Canada, Dr Szirth immigrated to Los Angeles California in 1980 where he joined the Faculty at Childrens’ Hospital Los Angeles, USC School of Medicine. He focused his work in pediatric ocular oncology (retinoblastoma) where he designed and patented a super wide angle retinal camera allowing 120 degrees of the retina to be imaged (RetCam).
Currently, Dr. Szirth is the Director of Applied Vision Research Laboratory at the New Jersey Medical School and the Program Director of the Ophthalmic Telemedicine Program; a community based outreach service addressing the homeless and low income families of New Jersey.
His main research interest is in advanced imaging devices both optical as well as software driven programs that can detect early signs of diabetes, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. He holds four patents in the field of ophthalmology and has published over 65 peer review papers in the area of ocular imaging in English, Japanese, Spanish and French. Ben has traveled around the World 3 times while lecturing in over 42 Countries. Part of his outreach program extends to remote areas of the world in underserved, impoverished areas as well as long term refugee camps for displaced people.