Ophthalmology | Fatima University Medical Center

The Department of Ophthalmology of Fatima University Medical Center provides top-notch ophthalmology and optical services. A full-range of eye conditions are diagnosed, managed and treated with state-of-the art technology combined with personalised care and attention from expert and experienced Ophthalmologists in the country. It is truly where technology meets expert care.

Sub-specialty Consultations available are:

Retina and Vitreous
Orbit Plastic and Lacrimal
Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Cornea and External Diseases


Retina screening is one of the diagnostic procedures required especially for those who are prone to diabetes and hypertension. To ensure early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, retinal detachment, and all other retinal issues, this eye exam is recommended annually.

Digital Fundus Photography enables the detection of macular deem and the proliferation of diabetic retinopathy. This machine is able to capture the interior surface of the eye, such as the retina, retinal vasculature, optic disk and the macula.


Diabetic Retinopathy has no symptoms but it is a common complication of diabetes. The incidence of blindness as a result of diabetic retinopathy can be prevented or reduced if early treatment is done.


Retinal microvascular changes occur as a result of hypertension. Hypertensive retinopathy is usually a marker for the extent of vascular diseases which can be classified under three pathophysiolocigal divisions – mild, moderate and malignant.

Early diagnosis through ophthalmoscopy, fundus photo, hemodynamics studies is key to control and treatment.


If you are 50 years old or older, it is common that you will experience and suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). For some, it may be a slow process but for others, progression may be faster and can affect both eyes.

Only a comprehensive dilated eye examination can detect AMD. It is best to consult your trusted eye doctor for this test.


Retinal detachment is an emergency situation characterised by the following symptoms:
– Sudden appearance of floaters – tiny specks that seam to float in your field of vision.
– Photopsia or flashes of light in one or both eyes.
– Blurred vision.
– Gradually reduced peripheral (side) vision.
– Curtain-like shadows in your field of vision.

It is described as the pulling away of a thin layer of the retina at the back of the eye from its normal position. It can lead to the lose of vision if not immediately treated.



As we grow older, the lens of the eye located behind the pupil degenerates. This degraded lens is knows as cataract. It affects the quality of our vision and the quality of life. Having unfocused images, cloudy visions or in severe cases, no images at all can be seen, only a distinction of light and dark is not how we envision ourselves at our advanced age.


Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to loss of vision if not detected and treated early at the onset.

A comprehensive dilated eye screening is done during a Glaucoma screening which includes: Visual acuity test, Visual field test, Dilated eye exam, Tanometry, and Pachymetry.

Modern technology has made cataract and glaucoma screening swift and easy. Through the use of optical scanners and markers, the lens is analysed and all the necessary data that is required to diagnose your conditions and its management becomes readily available. You can now make informed decisions.


Basic Single Vision IOL
Intraoccular Lenses (IOLs) are implanted in the eyes for better and improved vision.

Cataract Surgery with Premium IOL
The implantation of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) to replace the natural lens of the eye is achieved through cataract surgery.
However, not all IOLs are created equal. Today, there are a variety of premium IOLs to choose from depending on several factors such as lifestyle and your visual needs.


The process of replacing the eye’s natural lenses with an Intraocular Lens (IOL) is similar in both Cataract Surgery and in Refractive Lens Exchange. However, in cataract surgery, the objective is to correct the blur or light scatter while in refractive lens exchange, it is to reduce or replace the need for glasses or contact lenses.


One of the most common eye problems is astigmatism. It is an abnormality because the surface of the eye is oval in shape rather than round. The effect is a blurred vision whether near or far.

Toric IOL
To correct astigmatism at the same time nearsightedness or farsightedness.
The most curved median in front of the eye is marked before the IOL is implanted. It is then aligned to the markings at the cornea to ensure proper astigmatism corrections.


Fatima University Medical Center is one of the most advanced Laser Eye Center in the country today.
The Fatima Eye Laser Center is a recognised Carl Zeiss continuing medical education center for femtosecond laser refractive procedure for Southeast Asia.

Go visit the Fatima Eye Laser page and learn more about the latest in Lasik surgery.

Contact Information

Location: FUMC VALENZUELA - Room 202, 2nd floor, FUMC West Wing, local 206/291-2020. FUMC ANTIPOLO - 3rd Floor
Telephone: (Valenzuela Branch) (02) 82916538 loc. 206
Telephone: (Antipolo Branch) (02) 87278845 loc. 2020

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Need help? FUMC HOTLINE NUMBERS (02) 87278845 (Antipolo) and (02) 82916538 (Valenzuela) / Clinic Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.

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