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  • Statement on Death of George Floyd and Its Aftermath

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology deplores the senseless death of George Floyd and others under similar circumstances. We also abhor their tragic sequelae—violence, injuries and loss of life. We know that our patients and colleagues share anger, sadness and frustration over these recent events.

    The Academy is committed to inclusion, to the richness of a diverse society and to the principles of human dignity and societal equality.

    The profession of ophthalmology and individual ophthalmologists are committed to providing compassionate, equitable and outstanding care for all patients and communities. We rededicate ourselves individually and collectively to that mission and to building a society of fairness, justice and opportunity for all. There is no place for racism.

    Anne L. Coleman, MD Academy President

    Tamara R. Fountain, MD Academy President-Elect

    George A. Williams, MD Academy Past-President

    David W. Parke II, MD Academy CEO

    for the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology