By Madelaine B. Miraflor
Philippine-based Asian Eye Institute (Asian Eye) has forged a partnership with an eye hospital in Vietnam called Cao Thang International Eye Hospital (CTEH).
Because of the partnership, Asian Eye is now providing EyeScan screening technology and reading services to detect signs of eye disease across selected branches of CTEH in Ho Chi Minh.
“This partnership aligns with our vision of becoming an international resource in the diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases and visual impairment. We are happy to work with Cao Thang Hospital in fighting preventable blindness and make eye care more accessible,” Asian Eye President Benjamin K. Liboro said.
EyeScan is an innovative vision screening service that takes digital images of the outer and inner parts of the eyes. It detects signs of eye diseases like cataract, glaucoma, retinal disease and corneal disease.
CTEH President Danh Khoi Nguyen said as the first hospital in Vietnam to become a member of the Asean Association of Eye Hospitals (AAEH), the company fully appreciates the privilege of joining Asian Eye and Jakarta Eye Center (JEC) in the EyeScan project.
“We are happy to contribute our modest part in preventing blindness, using advanced technology and artificial intelligence, at an affordable cost to the population,” Nguyen said.
With this new development, Asian Eye Institute is positioning the Philippines as hub for delivering high quality and innovative eye care services in Asia and the Pacific Rim.
This is the second regional partnership for Asian Eye. In 2017, Asian Eye partnered with the Jakarta Eye Center to offer EyeScan screening and reading services across different locations in Indonesia.
Jakarta Eye Center, Cao Thang Eye Hospital and Asian Eye Institute are all internationally- accredited hospitals who are also members of the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH).
Asian Eye Institute is the only eye center from the Philippines that is part of the WAEH.