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October 2007

Retina and Vitreous in Latin America

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Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(10):1419-1420. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.10.1419

Although Latin America has a large population of poor people, advances in all professions and services can be found in the middle-class population, who are generally highly educated and well trained. Even the provinces have well-equipped and well-staffed medical facilities that provide satisfactory medical services. The most advanced medical training and services are provided in the capital cities, where high levels of technology are available. Most training programs in ophthalmic subspecialties are aiming to achieve the standards of the most competent North American institutions.