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Message From the President


The Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (MAO), is a professional association of ophthalmologists in Minnesota representing over 320 Eye MD’s throughout the state. For over 100 years, the MAO has been serving Minnesotans and our members by striving to provide the highest quality eye care for all Minnesotans, both medically and surgically.


The MAO prioritizes the constant exchange of ideas, the continuing education of its members, and the elevation of research and technology that will improve patient care.  The MAO sponsors eight scientific programs a year; acts as a resource for socioeconomic, legislative, and regulatory affairs pertaining to ophthalmic care in Minnesota; provides a statewide communications network; and, sponsors multiple free vision screening services to the public.

Last year, the MAO kept our members updated on the constant regulatory changes with the COVID-19 pandemic.  We also were able to continue to provide education and CME to our members through virtual meetings.  In the upcoming year, we are excited to be able to offer both virtual and in-person meetings where we will have a chance to share our mutual passion for ophthalmology.


The MAO remains committed to advancing the highest quality eye care for all Minnesotans.  For more information on the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, please contact us.


Kind regards,

Nataliya Danylkova, MD,
President, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology