Top international award goes to Filipino eye doctor


    Asian Eye Institute’s Cornea and Refractive Service Director and Glaucoma Specialist Dr. Robert Ang received the International Society of Refractive Surgery’s (ISRS) Presidential Recognition Award at the Refractive Subspecialty Day of the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, USA.

    The Presidential Recognition Award is the highest honor that the society grants its members. It aims to recognize a surgeon’s dedication and contributions to the field of refractive surgery and to the society. Dr. Ang is one of the two recipients this year, and the lone Filipino who has ever received this prestigious international award.

    “It is such an honor to be regarded highly by my colleagues internationally,” he shared, “Asian Eye and Invest in a lot of research because we know how much difference it can make in our patients’ lives.

    He and Asian Eye’s research team have also received Best Research Paper recognitions from American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS) and Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO).

    Today, Asian Eye has one of the most comprehensive refractive solutions in the Philippines for patients who would like to get rid of their eyeglasses and contact lenses. Asian Eye doctors have extensive experience in Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), LASIK, Supracor, and Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs). This enables the 18-year old institute to provide patients with solutions that are tailored to their needs and lifestyles.