Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima MD

Dr. Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima graduated from medical school at Universidade Paulista de Jundiaí (1979), completed her Masters in Medicine (1985), as well as her Doctorate (1989) at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Since 2004 she is the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM) and the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. She’s Past President of PAAO, and was president of the Pan-American Congress in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Advisory Board of the International Council of Ophthalmology. Her areas of interest encompass Clinical Surgery and Ocular Diseases and Cornea, Refractive, Infections and Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Her main academic contribution is in related to exogenous infectious eye diagnosis and treatment. Her current research is in Molecular biology applied to microbiology; epidemiological control of the external eye infections; controlled transcleral drug delivery formulations to the eye: Establishing new concepts and paradigms in ocular anti-inflammatory and antibacterial prophylaxis therapeutics; and, application of new drugs to treat eye infections- Nitric Oxide Donors.