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Dr. Juan Pablo Nanagas: The Asian Eye Institute
The Asian Eye Institute, headquartered in Manila, Philippines is a leader in ophthalmic surgery and treatments. The Institute brings cutting-edge technology and innovation to the region through sophisticated eye care service delivery models. The Asian Eye Institute offers state-of-the-art ophthalmic care to both Filipinos and international patients.
Two leaders of this renowned institution, Dr. Juan Pablo Nanagas and Dr. Patricia Manuell joined The Medical Travel Show to discuss how they have positioned their organization, and what the future holds.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and in this case, the necessity was to deliver eye care to a large population, many of whom are poor, spread out over 7,000 islands in the Philippines.
In 2001, Harvard trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Felipe Tolentino, created the organization and recruited the first specialists to work at the clinic. Since then, The Asian Eye Institute has greatly increased its staff numbers in order to accommodate the 70,000 Filipino and international consumers it serves every year.
The Asian Eye Institute is at the forefront of research in clinical care and service delivery models. The Institute has deployed sophisticated technology for identifying treatable eye disorders in remote locations in the Philippines. The same technologies help international patients efficiently identify and treat a variety of disorders such as cataract, glaucoma, and retinopathies. Such advanced equipment allows for more effective and timely diagnosis and treatment. Services available at the Institute range from simple revision evaluation and examinations to sophisticated surgeries like LASIK and SUPRACOR.
The Asian Eye Institute’s international recognition is endorsed by its ISO certification and its accreditation by the Accreditation Canada International. It is the only ambulatory ophthalmological service in the Philippines to possess these international credentials. The Institute meticulously monitors and documents its processes to assure high quality outcomes for all patients.
Due to opportunities presented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), The Asian Eye Institute foresees increased interest from international medical travelers. Interpreters for Japanese, Chinese, as well as Korean medical travelers are at ready to greet them.
Listen to the full interview with Dr. Nanagas and Dr. Manuell to learn more about the Asian Eye Institute’s services and position as a leader in international eye care.