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Subspecialty services of the Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal

Ranging from simple correction of low vision prob ems to the treatment of cataract and glaucoma, the Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal offers a e variety of subspecialty services that can all be found in one place.

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery – Deals with cataract operations using modern techniques. Complicated cataract cases are done by the service.
  • Cornea – Takes care of patients with various non-infectious corneal diseases such as scars, dystrophies, and trauma. Management of patients, ranging from corneal repair, corneal transplants and outpatient laser procedures for refractive problems. Refractive laser facilities will soon be available.
  • Contact Lens – Handles cases of errors of refraction needing correction with contact lenses. It also offers cosmetic contact lens fitting and handles cases with contact lens complications.
  • External Disease – Deals with disease conditions of the anterior eye segment and surrounding structures with emphasis on infections and inflammatory diseases. The service carries out medical and surgical treatments of these disease conditions.
  • Glaucoma – Provides a comprehensive and detailed examination of patients suspected to have a glaucoma, ocular hypertension, open angle glaucoma or angle closure glaucoma. Medical and surgical management in the form of laser surgery or incision surgery is done by the service.
  • Low Vision Service – Provides an assessment of the ability of the patients to use their remaining functional vision by employing optical, non-optical, and non-visual devices in the evaluation of its patients. The service determines the level of adjustment of patients to the disability caused by their eye diseases.
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology – Dedicates itself to the diagnostic and therapeutic management of neuro-ophthalmic cases.
  • Ophthalmic Pathology – Performs routine diagnostics, special procedures, investigative and/or experimental ocular pathology.
  • Orbit – Responsible for dealing with patients exhibiting clinical manifestations of abnormalities behind the globe and are managed appropriately by medical or surgical intervention.
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus – Involved in treating eye diseases mostly in the pediatric age group, most common of which are pediatric cataracts. Strabismus cases of all ages are likewise seen by the service. The service has been designated as WHO Regional Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology.
  • Plastic and Lacrimal – Attends to patients with eyelid, lacrimal system and orbital socket problems. The service carries out medical and surgical management, ranging from cosmetic eye surgery to total eyelid reconstruction with grafts and flaps.
  • Uveitis – Deals with all types of non-purulent intraocular inflammation involving the uveal tract and/or the retina. Patients are managed accordingly, either by medical or surgical means.
  • Vitreo-Retina – Deals with diseases of the vitreous and retina, most commonly diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and macular holes.
  • Retinoblastoma and Ocular Oncology – Deals with ocular neoplastic disorders most commonly retinoblastoma. The service also offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer management in coordination with other subspecialties.
  • Preventive Ophthalmology – Advocates public health awareness in the prevention of blindness. The service is responsible for the National Survey on Blindness which is an important part of national eye health policies.

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