It all started when Dr. Cosme Naval saw the need for a “one-stop specialty clinic” suited for his patients’ “sight-saving” needs. He envisioned a Center of Ophthalmology which caters to both the diagnostic & therapeutic requirements of the different ophthalmology subspecialties, from the simple refractive procedures to the most advanced endoscopic examinations.
The vision did not end there. In 1996, Dr. Jose Oconer (chairman at that time), Dr. Jose Duran and Dr. Jesus Eusebio, Jr. worked hand in hand to make this simple dream into a reality. Under the expertise of Architect Mijares, the construction of the institution was underway...
All the equipment initially found in the Center were obtained through the cooperative efforts of all the consultants. It was called “The Eye Center”, strategically located at the second floor of the UST Hospital Pay Division.
The Mission of the USTH Eye Center is to provide, with specialized medical and surgical eye care, patient and family education, clinical research, and superior customer service to our community.
The UST Hospital Eye Center is the home
The UST Hospital Eye Center has the specialists and the facilities to perform everything from routine refraction to treating congenital cataracts. With Bausch & Lomb Millennium microsurgical systems, Humphrey Perimetry Machines, the latest FA X-Ray, Argon and Diode Lasers, state-of-the-art Carl Zeiss microscopes, Carl Zeiss Medipack System, miniature Endoscopes and three dedicated operating rooms, you're in great hands.
of many firsts in the country.
- The pioneer in Intraocular Lens Implantation;
- The first in One-Port and Three-Port Vitrectomy;
- The first Trabeculectomy and Valve Implant for glaucoma;
- The first Retinal Detachment & RK Refractive Surgery;
- The USTH-invented Scleral Transposition and Transplantation for generally accepted hopeless eye diseases;
- The first in Endoscopic Transnasal DCR, Endoscopic Dacryoplasty, Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Direct Browlift using Transbleph Endotine.
The USTH Eye Center is the premiere center of the eye care from which emanates education, training the research guided by the Catholic Faith and Morals.
The USTH Eye Center commits itself to; dedicated competent and compassionate eye care under the light of Catholic Faith and Morals; the utilization of state-of-the-art equipment , facilities and infrastructure with client friendly systems and processes; sound management through prudent allocation of resources and strategic partnership; the delivery of affordable, reliable and holistic services to all regardless of creed, color of social status; the fostering of education, training, clinical research and professional growth and development of the medical staff, nurses and employees; the greater honor and glory of the Supreme healer.
The USTH Eye Center holds in the highest esteem competence and compassion in perpetual quest for truth and justice.