Houston Ophthalmological Society

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The Houston Ophthalmological Society is comprised of ophthalmologists ("Eye M.D." physicians and surgeons) from Houston and the surrounding regions.  Regular meetings are held with  national experts in various ophthalmic subspecialties. We support the education and training of residents and fellows through our partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  Society members provide eyecare to our community, participate in local and international volunteer services,  conduct research and teach. 

Our Mission
The mission of the Houston Ophthalmological Society is to promote the highest standard of ethical, compassionate patient care; present the latest advances in medical and surgical ophthalmology and the basic sciences through sponsorship of continuing medical education by internationally recognized experts; foster collegial exchange of knowledge and fellowship within the ophthalmic community, and deepen the educational experience of regional ophthalmologists-in-training; and prevent blindness and restore sight through development and support of medical outreach programs.


***SPECIAL MESSAGE***

Dear HOS Members,
 
We hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe during these difficult
times.
 
We stand firmly with our fellow ophthalmologists and the AAO in spreading
awareness against the use of rubber bullets.
 
Americans engaged in peaceful protests have been blinded by the use of
rubber bullets fired at the face.

While classified as non-lethal, they are not non-blinding. These life-altering
eye injuries are a common result of urban warfare, rioting and crowd
dispersion. We have seen it around the world, and we now see it in the
United States.
  
Following numerous serious injuries in the past two weeks, the American
Academy of Ophthalmology calls on domestic law enforcement officials to
immediately end the use of rubber bullets to control or disperse crowds of
protesters. The Academy asks physicians, public health officials and the public
to condemn this practice. 

Americans have the right to speak and congregate publicly and should be able
to exercise that right without the fear of blindness. You shouldn’t have to
choose between your vision and your voice.

https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/statement-on-rubber-bullets-crowd-dispersion


Sincerely,

Houston Ophthalmology Society Board


 


Houston Ophthalmological Society