The Pan-American Cornea Society (PanCornea) is an international society, which has as its mission the promotion of exchange of technical and scientific information among ophthalmologists of the Americas specializing in cornea and diseases of the external eye. To achieve this mission, PanCornea will organize and disseminate specialized information through education, academic events, publications and specialized study groups. Under the sponsorship of Bausch & Lomb, PanCornea has partner with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, to create a Scholar Research Program that will allow Latin American ophthalmology cornea-oriented fellows to have a unique clinical/research experience at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Under the direction of Victor L. Perez, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Director of the new Ocular Surface Center, the scholar will observe medical and surgical management of a broad spectrum of medical corneal disorders including ocular surface disorders, ocular involvement of autoimmune diseases, microbial keratitis and endophthalmitis. Moreover, the program will have a research educational experience that will expose fellows to research projects that will give them the opportunity to learn the scientific method and use the latest technology in ophthalmic research. Research publications will be required.
The selected short-term scholar will have a diverse dedicated program inside Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Ocular Surface Center that will include the following activities:
To provide a complete educational activity to the scholar, the program will also require that the participant attends all the educational conferences at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. These include:
After a triumphant golden anniversary celebration last year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has achieved another historic milestone. For the 10th consecutive year, the renowned institute is ranked No. 1 nationally in ophthalmology in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. As such, Bascom Palmer is a main referral of national and international patients with complex and rare ophthalmic diseases. A comprehensive clinical faculty of more than 70 physicians with distinct expertise in many of disorders is dedicated to diagnose and treat our patients with the latest concepts and technology in the field of ophthalmology. Similarly, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is dedicated to the education of students in ophthalmology and is devoted to this educational goal including institutions from Latin America