January 13, 2020
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2020 AAO president begins term

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Anne L. Coleman

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2020 president, has begun her term, according to a press release.

Coleman, who is a professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was elected by the AAO’s 32,000 ophthalmologists.

Her tenure as president begins with a challenge to the organization’s members to “make 2020 the year to step up your effort to provide access to quality eye care — for everyone who needs it,” the release said.

“It’s up to us to make eye and vision health a societal priority,” Coleman, an OSN Glaucoma Board Member, said in the release. “So, I’m challenging our membership to dig deep for the answers. This isn’t something that’s easily accomplished. But the issue is solvable. It takes thought, it takes creativity, and it takes courage — not just from a few individuals but from all of us. The year 2020 is a year for challenge and the year we will truly honor our mission to save sight and empower lives — not only for those who are fortunate enough to be evaluated by us, but also for the community as a whole.”