DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHAMOLOGY

History


The department of Ophthalmology traces its origin back in 1953 when it was known then as Department of EENT. The first chairman of the Department was Dr. Carlos L. Sevilla. He was ably supported by Drs. Ramon Ongsiako, Noe Legasto, Jose Chan, Leonida Monfero, Neva Arribas, Jose Valenzuela, augusto Ongsiako. Dr. Jesus Tamesis Sr. later became the next chairman and has served the department for 18 years. During that time, Dr. Tamesis organized MARIA (Medical aid to Rural Indigent Areas) to help the less fortunate. It was also at this time that Dr. Tamesis became the President of WMA (World Medical Association).

In 1982, Dr. Jesus Tamesis Sr. passed the chairmanship to Dr. Jose Velez who was the first Senior Resident in the Department of EENT during the time of Dr. Carlos Sevilla. In 1988, to keep in tune with the time, the staff decided to separate the Department into separate specialty of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Velez stayed as chairman of Ophthalmology while Dr. Tomas Carvajal served as chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

An important milestone in the Department is the establishment of the Eye Center by the consultant staff to provide an utmost care to the visual needs of the populace around the vicinity of the hospital and augment the facilities necessary for residency training.


Previous Chairmen
Pablo L. Rivadillo, MD 2008-2013
Constantino S. Santos, MD 2004-2007
Azora B. Capuchino, MD 1999-2004
Jose M. Marin, MD 1990-1997
Jose M.A. Velez, MD 1982-1988
Jesus V. Tamesis, MD 1964-1982
Carlos I. Sevilla, MD 1953-1963

Faculty


MANOLITO R. REYES, MD Senior Consultant Chairman, Ophthalmology Department Assistant Professor C Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Glaucoma Specialist
CORAZON C. VILLALVA, MD Senior Consultant Training Officer Assistant Professor D Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology General Ophthalmology
ANGELICO L. ALEJO, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor C Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Cornea and External Disease Specialist
RACHELLE G. ANZURES, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor D Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Retina Specialist
CLAIRE B. BARJA, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor D Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Pediatric Ophthalmology
AZORA B. CAPUCHINO, MD Senior Consultant Assistant Professor A Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology General Ophthalmology
ALGERICH A. CHUA, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor D Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Glaucoma Specialist
JESUS F. MARIN, MD Senior Consultant Assistant Professor C Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Vitreo-Retinal Specialist
EDUARDO R. MARTIN, MD Senior Consultant Assistant Professor C Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology General Ophthalmology
ROUDEL C. REBONG, MD Consultant Assistant Instructor A Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology General Ophthalmology
PABLO L. RIVADILLO, MD Senior Consultant Assistant Professor A Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology General Ophthalmology
RUPERTO V. ROASA, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor D Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology General Ophthalmology
MA. DONNA D. SANTIAGO, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor A Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Plastic, Lacrimal and Orbit Specialist
PATRICK A. SANTIAGO, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor D Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Retina Specialist
WILLIE A. TE, MD Junior Consultant Assistant Professor C Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology Vitreo-Retinal Specialist

Programs


The Department of Ophthalmology is a center of Excellence for eye care where the patients are assured of effective, efficient, accessible state-of-the-art services provided by highly competent, compassionate, and committed staff. Our teams of specialists have extensive training, both local and international. These specialties are Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea and External Diseases, Vitreo-Retina, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro Ophthalmology, Plastic, Lacrimal, Orbit and Reconstructive Surgery. WE ARE AN INSTITUTION FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH IN LINE WITH THE GOALS, GUIDELINES AND METHODOLOGY IN TRAINING RESIDENT SET BY THE PHILIPPINE BOARD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. Most of the graduates of the residency training are diplomates of the Philippine Board Ophthalmology.

Achievements


  • Refractive Errors: Management Optics, September 19, 1998
  • 4th Postgraduate Course on Essentials of Pediatric and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Course Director Jesus F. Marin, MD., October 6, 2001
  • 5th Postgraduate course on Essential of Common Orbital Disorder, Course Director Manolito R. Reyes, MD., September 27, 2003
  • 6th Postgraduate Course on Ophthalmic Nursing Course Current Trends and Breakthroughs, Course Director. Corazon C. Villalva, MD., September 17-18, 2008
  • 7th Postgraduate Course on Brain or Drain: Deciphering Visual Field defects and More, Course Director. Corazon C. Villalva, MD., May 30, 2015

Application Requirements


Announcements


Calendar


Activity: Free Eye Clinic every 1st week of the month.
Annual Ophthalmology Convention:November 14-17, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • History
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  • Programs
  • Achievements
  • Application Requirements
  • Announcements
  • Calendar