Moacyr E. Alvaro Pan-American Lecture:
 What I have learned from many years about the fungus among us.

(webinar in English)

Sunday 26/05/2019

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, Dr. Eduardo Alfonso presented the Moacyr E. Alvaro Pan-American Lecture at the XXIV Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Cancun, Mexico.

Eduardo Alfonso

Dr. Eduardo C. Alfonso


Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, director of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and holder of the Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology. He is known for his clinical expertise and research in eye diseases, corneal surgery and ocular microbiology.

Physician, surgeon, professor and researcher, Dr. Alfonso is an internationally known expert on ocular infectious diseases and he is the medical director of Bascom Palmer’s Ocular Microbiology Laboratory. In 2006, he documented an increase in the incidence of an aggressive form of fungal corneal infection that was related to soft contact lens use. His findings drew considerable media attention throughout the world and significantly reduced the number of new infections.

Dr. Alfonso was President of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, 2015-2017.