Geminiano de Ocampo

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Geminiano T. de Ocampo (September 16 , 1907 -September 2, 1987) is an internationally renowned ophthalmologist who set up the first eye hospital in the Philippines.


Career and Contributions

Dr. de Ocampo was the first to introduce corneal transplantation in the Philippines. He set up the first Eye Bank and Eye Hospital in the country, and helped establish the Philippine Eye Research Institute and Philippine Ophthalmological Society. He designed in 1956 an ophthalmological instrument known as the De Ocampo corneal dissector. He also worked for the passage and amendment of Republic Act No. 349 concerning the donation of eyeballs for corneal transplantation.

He received numerous awards for his work, including the title National Scientist conferred by Former President Ferdinand Marcos.


External Link


  • Gorgonio, Luis (1998). The Filipino Scientists. Loacan Publishing House: Manila.
  • National Academy of Science and Technology (2000). National Scientists of the Philippines (1978-1998). Anvil Publishing, Inc: Pasig City.



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