I am well into my second month as member of WAEH and am already feeling I have been here much longer, which is great! From my short time at WAEH 16th Annual meeting, I have been impressed by the friendliness of everyone. Thank you to all who have made me feel most welcome!
I am also impressed with the focus on sharing ideas and improve efficiency in eye care. The hard work and commitment of WAEH members is evident and certainly focussed on delivering the best and most safe ophthalmic care.
The Opty Eye Hospital Chain is responsible for the first venture capital in ophthalmology and that started by merge and acquisition of Eye Hospitals throughout Brazil. We have expanded to 85 Eye Hospitals with more than 2.000 ophthalmologists. Today is the largest Eye Hospital Chain in Latin America.
It has always been my dream to pursue a career in ophthalmology, with a particular interest in performing academic services, publishing scientific papers, participating in clinical trials and be part of WAEH’s “centres of excellence” in ophthalmology. I believe that the WAEH will be an important step for the future of eye care providers in Latin America, since I believe it will allow for the free and unhindered exchange of ideas, promote research, sponsor and advise societies. I promise my active participation and that I will promptly notify my need for the WAEH mission.
Takashi Hida MD PhD Co-founder and Chairman Medical Affairs OPTY Eye Hospital Chain Former President of Brazilian Cataract Refractive Society meeting. Head of cataract Division of Brasilia Ophthalmology Hospital HOB PhD Sao Paulo University USP Post-Doctoral Sao Paulo Federal University UNIFESP Post-Graduation Harvard Medical School
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