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francisco contreras

Dr. francisco contreras MD

Ophthalmic Pathology and Microbiology
Company / Organization:
Francisco Contreras
Job Title:
Director Oftalmologos Contreras Campos
Medical School:
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Residency Program:
Hospital Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo
., Peru
Peruvian Society of Ophthalmology
Contact Information:
Monte Umbroso 247, Chacarilla Surco
., Lima
Peru 33
Phone: 51 1 2256288
Fax: 0511-2246593
Web site:

Born in Peru, Dr. Contreras received his medical degree from the University of San Marcos in 1952. He completed his residency at the Santo Toribio Hospital in Lima and was an Ophthalmic Pathology Fellow at University of California in San Francisco from 1964-1965.

Dr. Contreras is a Professor at the Cayetano Heredia University of Peru, in addition to his private practice. Dr. Contreras specializes in cataract, IOL and Ophthalmic Pathology.

Dr. Contreras was the Founder and Director of the Peruvian National Eye Institute and the first Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory and the Eye Bank in Peru. He was also President of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology and President of the Peruvian Society of Ophthalmology. He has served as Chairman of the Latin American Region of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Presently, he serves as Chairman of the Committee for the Prevention of Blindness of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology.

He is member of the National Academy of Medicine in Peru and the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis.

Among other awards, he has received the Life Long Service to the Prevention of Blindness Award from the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in Kenya; the Honor Award for Dedication to Prevention of Blindness from the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in China; the 1999 International Award on Prevention of Blindness given by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Orlando, USA and the Leslie Dana Gold Medal Award from the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired from St. Louis, USA.

Dr. Contreras has given more than 200 national lectures and 300 international lectures. He has published more than 100 articles in national and international publications.

Maybe the main activity of Dr. Contreras during his professional life has been to promote and encourage the National Societies of Ophthalmology in Latin America and the ophthalmologists in general, in the prevention of blindness and recoverable vision restoration with methods and appropriated technology reachable to all the different socio-economic-cultural levels of our region.

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