ASIAN EYE INSTITUTE
Makati City,Philippines


Accreditations: Doctors: Beds:
International Patient Services: Yes
Languages:English


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Description

  • Our Mission
  • • To deliver to all our patients the highest quality eye care on par with the best in the world;
  • • To advance the science and practice of ophthalmology in the Philippines and Asia; and
  • • To make high quality eye care available and accessible to the Filipino people.
  • Our Vision
  • • We will be the center of excellence in the delivery of high quality eye care and services in Asia and the Pacific Rim; and
  • • We will be a vital national and international resource in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and visual impairment.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Asian Eye Institute (AEI) is a world-class ambulatory eye care center that puts the Philippines on the map of quality health care. Established in 2001, the Institute has served over 50,000 local and foreign patients, and is at the forefront of efforts to make available in Asia breakthrough technologies for eye care and treatment. AEI provides a full range of specialized medical services, including treatment and management of cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, strabismus, and uveitis; LASIK surgery for those who want to do away with glasses and contact lenses; eye plastic surgery; pediatric eye care; low vision rehabilitation; optical shop services; and comprehensive diagnostic examinations.

TREATMENTS

  • Medical Laser
  • Cataract
  • Laski
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cordial Melanoma
  • Cornea
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • General Eye Service
  • Anesthesia Service
  • Low Vision And Visual Rehabilitation
  • Optical Dispensary
  • Oculoplastic And Eyelid Surgery

DOCTORS

Dr. Robert Ang is AEI's refractive surgeon. He performs laser eye surgery for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism who wish to decrease their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. He is the only doctor in the Philippines to have finished two subspecialty programs at the Massachussets Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (Glaucoma and Cornea and Refractive Surgery). He completed his medical degree through the highly selective seven-year INTRAMED course at the University of the Philippines. He has authored several book chapters and international publications on refractive surgery and glaucoma. His special interest inlcudes Zyoptix customized LASIK, LASEK, PRK, dry eye, corneal transplantations, cataract and complicated anterior segment surgeries. He is the Philippine representative to the Asian Refractive Committee - a prestigious group of laser eye surgeons representing each country in Asia whose objective is to advance the science of refractive surgery in the region.
Education and Medical Training:

  • 2000-2001
  • Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1998-1999
  • Fellowship in Glaucoma
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1995-1996
  • Assistant Chief Resident/li>
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • 1994-1996
  • Resident in Ophthalmology
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • University of the Philippines
  • 1993
  • Medical degree
  • College of Medicine
  • University of the Philippines
  • 1992-1993
  • Rotating Internship
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • University of the Philippines
  • 1988
  • Pre-medical degree
  • Integrated Arts and Medicine Program(INTARMED)
  • University of the Philippines

Publications:
Ang RE, Grosskreutz CL. Bleb complications after filtration surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2000; 40 (1): 137-148.
Ang RT, Dartt D, Tsubota K. Dry eye after refractive surgery. Curr Opinion Ophthalmol 2001; 12(4): 318-322.
Azar DT, Ang RT, Lee JB, Kato T, Chen CC, Jain S, Gabison E, Abad J. Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK): Electron microscopy and visual outcomes of Flap PRK. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2001;12(4):323-328.
Chen TC, Ang RT, Grosskreutz CL, Pasquale LR, Fan JT. Brimonidine 0.2% versus apraclonidine 0.5% for the prevention of intraocular pressure elevations after anterior segment laser surgery. Ophthalmology 2001; 108: (6): 1033-1038.

Ang RT, Azar DT. Anterior Segment Complications of Intraocular Lens Surgery. In: Azar DT, editor; Stark WJ, Azar NF, Pineda R, Yoo SH, associate editors. Intraocular Lenses in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2001, pp 187-202.
Stechschulte SU, Ang RT, Azar DT. Intraocular Lens Implantation During Cataract Surgery. In: Azar DT, editor; Stark WJ, Azar NF, Pineda R, Yoo SH, associate editors. Intraocular Lenses in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2001, pp 91-98.
Ang RT, Rowe SG, Pineda II R. Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome. In: Pineda II R, Espalliat A, Perez VL, Rowe SG, editors. The Complicated Cataract. New Jersey: Slack Incorporated; 2001, pp 39-46.
Azar DT, Ang RT. Laser subepithelial keratomileusis: Evolution of alcohol assisted flap surface ablation. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2002; 42(4): 89-97.

Wang L, Yildirim R, Ang RT, Azar DT, Koch DD. Corneal Topography and LASIK Applications. In: Azar DT, Koch DD, editors. Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. New York: Marcel Dekker. 2003.
Ang RT, Johnson J, Azar DT. Adjunctive Instrumentation in LASIK. In: Azar DT, Koch DD, editors. Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. New York: Marcel Dekker. 2003.
Torres R, Ang RT, Azar DT. Lasers in LASIK: Basic Aspects. In: Azar DT, Koch DD, editors. Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. New York: Marcel Dekker. 2003.
Feit R, Taneri S, Ang RT, Chen CC, Azar DT. Lasek Techniques and Outcomes. Ophth Clin North Am 2003; 16: 127-135.

  • Associate Editor. Lasek, PRK, and Excimer Laser Stromal Surface Ablation. Azar DT, Camellin M, Yee RW. New York: Marcel Dekker. 2005
  • Ang RT, Martinez GA, Caguioa JB, Reyes KB. Comparison in the Quality of Vision and Spherical Aberration Between Spherical and Aspheric Intraocular Lenses. Philipp J Ophthalmol 2008; 33 (1): 9-12.
  • Ang RT, Chan WK, Wee TL, et al. Reduction of Induced Spherical Aberration after Zyoptix LASIK for the Treatment of Myopia Using an Aspheric Treatment Algorithm. J Cat Refract Surg. In Press. 2009.
  • Clinical Trials and Research:
  • A Clinical Evaluation of the Bausch and Lomb Zyoptix XP Microkeratome. Principal Investigator. Completed April 2004.
  • A Multicenter, Prospective, Subject-masked, Bilateral, Randomized, Controlled Trial To Compare the Safety and Effectiveness of Two Versions of the Bausch and Lomb Zyoptix Tissue Saving Aspheric Algorithm to the Current Bausch and Lomb Tissue Saving Algorithm When Used for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatismm LASIK Treatment. Principal Investigator. Completed October 2005.
  • A Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Clinical Performance of Bausch and Lomb Purevision (Balafilcon A) Lenses Compared to Acuvue Oasys (Senofilcon A) Lenses. Principal Investigator. Completed June 2006.
  • A Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Clinical Performance of Bausch and Lomb Purevision (Balafilcon A) Lenses Compared to Ciba Vision O2 Optix (Lotrafilcon B) Lenses. Principal Investigator. Completed August 2006.
  • A Prospective Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Bausch and Lomb Personalized Treatment Aspheric Algorithm When Used in Wavefront-Guided LASIK Treatment for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism LASIK Treatment Using the Bausch and Lomb 217 Z100 Laser. Principal Investigator. Completed March 2008.
  • Bausch and Lomb EpiLASIK Keratome Field Observation Study. Principal Investigator. Completed May 2008.
  • A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Acufocus Corneal Inlay ACI 7000T in Emmetropic Presbyopes. Principal Investigator. 2008 Ongoing
  • A Prospective Study Comparing the Quality of Vision and Spherical Aberration Between the Alcon IQ Aspheric IOL versus the Alcon Natural IOL. Principal Investigator.Completed February 2009.
  • A Prospective Study Comparing the Flap Thickness Created Using the Bausch and Lomb XP Microkeartome 120 Micron Head versus the Schwind Microkeratome 110 Micron Head. Principal Investigator. 2008 Ongoing.
  • A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Acufocus Corneal Inlay ACI 7000PDT Implanted Intrastromally for Modified Monovision in Presbyopic Subjects. Principal Investigator. 2009 Ongoing.
  • A Prospective Randomized Trial to Compare the Zyoptix Personalized Treatment Aspheric to Personalized for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism LASIK Treatment. Principal Investigator. 2009 Ongoing.
  • Presentations and Lectures:
  • Night Driving After LASIK. Invited Speaker. Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Convention. November 2002.
  • LASIK Medical In-service and Instructional Course. Instructor. International Eye Center, San Fernando, Pampanga. Februrary 2003.
  • Results of Zyoptix Treatments in Astigmatism. Invited Speaker. Zyoptix Alliance, HongKong, March 2003.
  • LASIK Medical In-service and Instructional Course. Instructor. Brokenshire Hospital, Davao City. April 2003.
  • Current Trends in Refractive Surgery. Invited Speaker. Central Luzon Society of Ophthalmology. San Fernando, Pampanga. July 2003.
  • Basic and Advanced LASIK. Invited Speaker. Cardinal Santos Medical Center. July 2003.
  • Tips and Pearls on Iris Recognition at the Zywave. Invited Speaker. Zyoptix Alliance. Seoul, Korea. March 2004.
  • LASIK Medical In-service and Instructional Course. Instructor. Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. April 2004.
  • Basic and Advanced LASIK and Caring for the Refractive Patient. Invited Speaker. North Luzon Society of Ophthalmology. Aug. 7, 2005
  • Integrating Structure and Function. Invited Speaker. 9th Post-Graduate Course: Glaucoma, Cardinal Santos Medical Center. March 6, 2006.
  • Zyoptix Aspheric LASIK Clinical Trial 3-Month Results. Invited Speaker. Zyoptix Alliance. Singapore. June 9, 2006.
  • Zyoptix Wavefront-guided LASIK with Iris Recognition. Invited Speaker. Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) convention. Singapore. June 11, 2006.
  • Aspheric IOLs. Do They Work? Invited Speaker. Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Manila. Nov. 2006.
  • Zyoptix Aspheric LASIK. International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) Convention. Beijing, China. May 2007.
  • Comparison of EpiLASIK and LASEK. Invited Speaker. Zyoptix Alliance. Bangkok, Thailand. July 2007.
  • Clinical Experience with the XP EpiLASIK. Invited Speaker. Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APASCRS) Convention. Hanoi, Vietnam. September 2007.
  • Zyoptix Aspheric LASIK Multicenter Clinical Trial – 3 Month Results. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Convention. Chicago, Il, USA. April 2008.
  • Medical Management of Dry Eye. Invited Speaker. Philippine College of Optometrists (PCO) Workshop. Makati City, Philippines. May 2008.
  • Zyoptix Personalized Aspheric LASIK. Invited Speaker. Philippine Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PSCRS) Convention. Manila, Philippines. June 24, 2008.
  • Glaucoma and LASIK. Implications and Complications. Invited Speaker. Philippine Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PSCRS) Convention. Manila, Philippines. June 24, 2008.
  • Zyoptix Personalized Aspheric LASIK Algorithm - Clinical Trial Results. Invited Speaker. Zyoptix Alliance. HongKong. June 27, 2008.
  • Visual Results of Epilasik, PRK, LASEK. Invited Speaker. World Ophthalmic Congress (WOC) Convention. HongKong. July 2, 2008.
  • Wavefront LASIK: A Revisit. Invited Speaker. Singapore National Eye Center CME Series. Singapore. Feb. 18, 2009
  • Optimizing Wavefront LASIK Results using Advanced Technology. Invited Speaker. Singapore National Eye Center CME Series. Singapore. Feb. 18, 2009
  • Epilasik Flap-On Versus Flap-Off. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Convention. San Francisco, CA, USA. April 2009.
  • Wavefront-Guided Epilasik with Mitomycin C. Invited Speaker. Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. Bali, Indonesia. May 2009.
  • Management of Epithelial Ingrowth. Invited Speaker. Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. Bali, Indonesia. May 2009.

Licensure and Certification

  • 1993
  • 1993
  • Philippine Medical Licensure Examination
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

  • 1997
  • 1998-1999
  • Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology
  • Massachusetts State Limited Medical License

Medical/Professional Societies:

  • President
  • Member
  • Member
  • International Member
  • Diplomate Member
  • International Member
  • Member
  • Member
  • Member
  • UP Medical Students’ Society – 1990-91, 1991-92
  • Philippine Medical Association
  • Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Philippine Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Philippine Glaucoma Society
  • Asian Refractive Committee (ARC)
  • Cornea Club of the Philippines
  • Scientific Meetings Attended:
  • Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) Convention 1994-97, 99, 2001, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Convention 1995, 97, 99, 2003, 06
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Convention 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04,
  • (ASCRS) 05, 08
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) 2004
  • Convention
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) convention 2004, 05, 06, 08
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS) 2007
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Cataract and Refractive 2007
  • Surgery (APACRS) convention
  • Zyoptix Alliance 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06,
  • 07, 08
  • World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2008
  • New England Ophthalmic Society Convention 1999, 2000,01
  • Doctor credentials
  • Doctor Harvey
  • Dr. Harvey S. Uy is Asian Eye Institute’s immunology specialist and one of the retina specialists. He completed a clinical fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis under the tutelage of the world-renowned Dr. C. Stephen Foster of the Harvard Medical School. He received various awards and recognitions in research and the Balik Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology in 1998. Dr. Uy is the Institute’s Director for Research and is currently involved in research on different eye diseases and treatments. He has authored numerous international publications and presented many papers at international meetings. His special interests include diabetic retinopathy, macular hole surgery, central serous retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, eye inflammation, and advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Education
  • Management Leadership Program
  • Asian Institute of Management 2001
  • Research Fellow in Ophthalmology, 2001-2002
  • Research and Biotechnology Division
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellow in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, 1997-1998
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Clinical Fellow in Medical and Surgical Retina, 1995-1996
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Assistant Chief Resident, 1993-1994
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, 1992-1994
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • University of the Philippines
  • Medical Internship, 1990-1991
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • University of the Philippines
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1991
  • College of Medicine
  • B.S. Biology, 1986
  • University of the Philippines
  • Special Courses Attended
  • • Clinical Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography for Retina and Glaucoma, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Manila, Philippines, 2004
  • • Management Leadership Program II, Asian Institute of Management, 2001
  • • Evidenced Based Medicine Workshop, Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, 2000
  • • Pediatric Retina Surgery, Instruction Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1999
  • • Advances in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1993
  • • Uveitis Course, Philippine General Hospital, 1992
  • Licensure and Certification
  • • National Institute of Health Clinical Research Training Course, 2004
  • • Good Clinical Practices Certification (Neeman Medical International), 2002
  • • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, 1997-1998
  • • Board Certified, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology, 1995
  • • U.S. Federal Licensure Examination (FLEX), Certified, 1993
  • • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification, 1991
  • • NBME, Clinical Research, passed, 1991
  • • FMGEMS, Basic Science, passed, 1991
  • • Philippine Board of Medicine, 1991
  • Academic Appointments
  • • Member, Asian Eye Institute Ethics Committee, 2002-present
  • • Member, Committee on Research Implementation and Development, University of the Philippines, College of Medicine, 2001-present
  • • Ophthalmology Research Coordinator, University of the Philippines, 2000-present
  • • Ophthalmology Research Coordinator, St. Luke’s Medical Center, 2000-2002
  • • Clinical Associate Professor, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines, 1998
  • Awards and Recognition
  • • Outstanding Research Paper, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior 8th Annual Faculty Research Forum, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, 2006
  • • Champion, Class B, Allergan Invitational Badminton Tournament, 2005
  • • International Publications Award, University of the Philippines, 2004
  • • Outstanding Research Paper, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior 7th Annual Faculty Research forum, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, 2003
  • • Outstanding Citizen of Malabon for Medicine, presented by the City Government of Malabon, May 1999
  • • Balik Scientist Awardee, Department of Science and Technology, Republic of the Philippines, 1998
  • • Immunology Award, presented by the Ocular Immunology Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, 1998
  • • Outstanding Research Paper, Philippine General Hospital, 1994
  • • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1986
  • • Presidential Pin, University of the Philippines, 1986
  • • Magna Cum Laude, B.S. Biology, University of the Philippines, 1986
  • • College Scholar, University of the Philippines, 1984-1986
  • Membership in Professional Societies
  • • Philippine Foster Fellows Society, 2003-present
  • • Vitreoretina Society of the Philippines, 1999-present
  • • American academy of Ophthalmology, 1993-present
  • • Manila Medical Society, 1993-present
  • • Philippine Medical Association, 1993-present
  • • Chairman, Research Committee, Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006
  • • Councilor, Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006
  • • International Ocular Inflammation Society, 2004
  • • International Society for Imaging of the Eye (ISIE), 2003
  • • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2002
  • • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 1997-1999
  • • Philippine Ocular Inflammation Society, 1998
  • • Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, 1997
  • • Ophthalmology Residents’ Association, 1994
  • Scientific Positions
  • • Reviewer, Cornea & Cataract Refractive Surgery, 2007-present
  • • Reviewer, Acta Oftalmologica Scandinavica, Asian J Ophthalmol, 2006-present
  • • Reviewer, Ophthalmology, J. Ocular Immunol Inflamm, 2005-present
  • • Associate Editor, Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology, 2004-present
  • • International Council Member, International Ocular Inflammation Society, 2003-present
  • • Director of Research, Asian Eye Institute, 2002-present
  • • Manuscript Editor, Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology, 1998-2003
  • • Editorial Board, St. Luke’s Journal of Medicine, 1999-2002
  • Membership in Other Organizations
  • • Ophthalmic Foundation of the Philippines (OFPHIL), 2002 present
  • • Officer-in-Charge, Philippine General Hospital Operations of OFPHIL, 2003-2004
  • Annabelle A. Ching, M.D. Pik Sha T. Chan-Uy, M.D. Glaucoma
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology Adult Retina & Vitreous Disease
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Edgar U. Leuenberger, M.D.
  • Glaucoma
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Franklin G. Kleiner, M.D.
  • Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery
  • Jesse B. Caguioa, O.D.
  • Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Norman Eric F. Fajardo, M.D.
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Mary Jocelyn U. Ang, M.D.
  • General & Pediatric Anesthesiology

TESTIMONIALS

  • Roelant Harvisen
  • IT Manager - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • The Asian Eye Institute is a very professional and efficient organization. I was impressed with the range and quality of the pre-surgery exams and the staffs are very friendly and helpful.
  • Elizabeth Shipp
  • Teacher - United Kingdom
  • My surgery was successful and I am very much enjoying my life without the hassle of glasses.
  • Jacqueline de Jesus
  • Makati City
  • My eye grade used to be +1000 and now it is perfect 20/20. Thanks to Dr. Ang and to AEI.
  • Marilou Koa
  • Business Woman – Libis, Quezon City
  • how wonderful it would be to see my newborn baby with near 20/20 vision
  • Belinda E. Dugan
  • Lawyer - Mandaluyong City
  • I would certainly recommend AEI to anyone who needed eye surgery. This is the place to be!
  • Rommel S. Latinzo
  • Bank Officer - Quezon City
  • Recovery was short—I had the surgery on a Friday morning and was able to go to work the following Monday.
  • Bart Tan
  • Physical Therapist - Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • I can now claim that “I can see in high definition.”
  • Alvin Villanueva
  • Internist/Geriatrician - Alberta, Canada
  • The staff was courteous and had the requisite expertise to handle the job.

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