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Welcome to the Arizona Ophthalmological Society's Website 

We are pleased to provide this information as a service to the public and to the ophthalmological community.
The Arizona Ophthalmological Society was conceived to serve as a source of educational, social, and ethical exchange for the member Eye MDs of the State of Arizona. 


Announcing 2015 Artemis Award Recipient


Dear Colleagues:


On behalf of the Academy's Senior Ophthalmologist Committee, we would like to thank all those who submitted nominations for the Academy's 2015 Artemis Award. We are pleased to inform you that the Academy's Board of Trustees has approved the following award recipient who will be formally recognized during AAO 2015, the Academy's annual meeting in Las Vegas.


2015 Artemis Award Recipient

Wendy M. Hofman, MD

Nominated by Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology


In its second year, the Artemis Award serves to recognize a young ophthalmologist (YO) Academy member who has demonstrated caring and service of an exemplary degree to his or her patients. The Greek Goddess Artemis was the protector and nurturer of the vulnerable and suffering. The award is intended to acknowledge behavior by a YO above and beyond what is required or expected and to recognize and encourage such service amongst our 'future generation' of ophthalmologists.


Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hofman and thanking those ophthalmology departments and societies that nominated YOs for their outstanding efforts. We were sincerely impressed by the caliber of the nominations and feel confident that our profession will be well served into the future.


cc: Senior Ophthalmologist Committee

Richard L. Abbott, MD

Thomas S. Harbin, MD

Samuel Masket, MD

David W. Parke, MD

M. Bruce Shields, MD

Gwen K. Sterns, MD

C.P. Wilkson, MD

David J. Noonan - consultant



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Arizona Ophthalmological Society (AOS) Foundation 

The Arizona Ophthalmological Society is proud to announce that we now have the Arizona Ophthalmological Society (AOS) Foundation.

The mission of the AOS Foundation is to provide education and assistance with a goal toward excellence in eye care for physicians and patients.

The AOS Foundation, a component Foundation of the Arizona Community Foundation, is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization created to help the Arizona Medical Eye Unit (AMEU) and other programs.

2013 Glaucoma Screening Day at the Capitol

The AMEU began in 1976 as a rural outreach program for patients without access to an ophthalmologist (a medical and surgical eye physician, or eye MD). The program was a collaborative effort with the University of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology and hundreds of AOS volunteer ophthalmologists. Greg King has been Acting Director since its inception. His success in establishing long-term relationships with rural clinics has allowed thousands of patients to receive timely and necessary eye care from a board certified ophthalmologist. The program expanded its scope in 2008 with the help of the Arizona Lions Eye Organization.

Thanks to support received, a new truck was purchased.  The next goal is to purchase a new trailer for the Arizona Medical Eye Unit (AMEU) with updated equipment.  Read all about it and other news on the NEW AOS Foundation website.

Donations can be made online here.