Mexican Chapter Affiliate



Colegio Nacional de Investigación en Ciencias Visuales (MARVO)


MARVO is an independent organization of ophthalmologists and vision researchers in Mexico. Its members focus on clinical and basic research, as well as clinical epidemiology. MARVO held its first ophthalmic research conference in 2011. MARVO became an international chapter affiliate on May 1, 2010.


To promote collaboration between Mexican ophthalmologists interested in basic, clinical or epidemiological research.


  • Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in Mexico.
  • Membership dues are $1,200 pesos (USD $25).

Planned 2019 – 2020 activities

  • Annual meeting: one-day (November date/place to be determined)
  • Online education content on current and basic research trends in ophthalmology
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: May 3 - May 7, 2020, Baltimore, Maryland


  • MARVO President: Jorge Eugenio Valdez-García, MD, PhD
  • MARVO Secretary: Nallely Ramos Betancourt, MD
  • MARVO Admin/Support: Jans Fromow Guerra, MSc, MD
  • MARVO Communications liason: Denise Loya Garcia, MD
  • MARVO email: