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Hospital Punta Pacifica


Panama City, Panama

Dr. Oliver Otarola

Dr. Oliver Otarola

Hospital Punta Pacifica
Speciality Cataract, Glaucoma, Corneal Transplant, Keratoconus, Refractive and Oculoplastic
Languages English, Spanish
Graduated 1996 (22 years since graduation)
About Specialits in:

*Phacorefractive surgery
*Multifocal IOL (Restore)
Corneal Transplant
*Intrastromal rings (INTACS)
*Lasik (excimer laser)
*PRELEX (Presbyopic Lens Exchange)
*Phakic lenses (high myopia)

Professional Experience:

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Panama, 2000 – 2001
Clinical Assistant Professor, Columbus University, Panama, 2000 - 2001
Chief of Ophtalmology at the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel since 2001.
Assistant Professor in Ophtalmology School, Columbus University, 2001 -2006
Ophtalmologist at Opticas Chevalier Clinic, since 2001.
Ophtalmologic Surgeon at the Social Security Hospital, since 2005.
Catedratic of Ophtalmology at Medicine School, Columbus University, since 2007


Corneal Ulcers cases at The Santo Tomas Hospital, 3rd National Congress of Ophtalmology, December, 2000.

Graduation Work: Descriptive Studies of Factors Related to Ocular Lesions that Require Corneal Transplants at the Santo Tomas Hospital, August, 2001.

Cataracts Yesterday and Today, Financial Capital Magazine, Volume 342, June, 2007.
Education Educational Course for Intrastomal Rings, Certification in Intrastomal Rings (INTACS), Panama, August, 2007.

Educational Course in Acrysof Restore Implants, Certification in AcrysofRestore Implants, October, 2006

International Symposium of External Eye Illnesses, “Evolution and Management of the Cornea and Clinical Conjunctiva”. Mexico, May 26-27, 2005

The Lord of the Phaco: Cataract Surgery with Microincision, Thin IOLs, and Bimanual technique, New Orleans, October 24, 2004.

Oculoplastic,, Clinical Rotation, Jules Stein Eyes Institute, Los Angeles, March 1 to May 30, 2002.

Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, Panama, August 22, 2002.

Basic Course in Ophtalmology, University of San Juan, Puerto Rico, February – April, 2001.

Interamerican Course Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Advanced Course of Clinical Ophtalmology, Miami, October 30 to November 2, 1999.

Specialty in Ophtalmology, Hospital Santo Tomas, Panama, Rep. o

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