“Quick Guide to Uveitis” Unveiled

by Vicente Victor Ocampo, Jr. MD

In simple and meaningful rites, the Philippine Ocular Inflammation Society ( POIS ) launched its book “ Quick Guide to Uveitis “ during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology ( PAO ) Congress last December 5 at the SMX Convention Center. Editor-in-chief Dr. Franz Marie Cruz started the proceedings by delivering a compelling presentation on the highlights of the manual. This was followed by the unveiling of a life-sized version of the book by founding members Drs. Jacinto Dy-Liacco and Rosie Noche assisted by PAO President Dr. Sherman Valero and POIS President Dr. Vicente Victor Ocampo, Jr. Dr. Ocampo ended the event with his closing remarks acknowledging the many sectors responsible for turning this long-cherished dream of the society into a reality. Throughout the launch, POIS members were onstage in recognition of their valuable contribution to the timely production of the manuscript.

“ Quick Guide to Uveitis “ is the first locally published reference book in Ophthalmology that was written by members of a single subspecialty group. It is a collaboration of 18 Uveitis specialists from various training backgrounds throughout the country. Composed of 5 sections consisting of 19 chapters, the manual tackles 30 of the most common intraocular inflammatory diseases seen in the country like acute anterior uveitis, ocular tuberculosis and Vogt Koyonagi Harada Disease. In addition, there are 122 coloured photos and 31 tables which will enhance better understanding of the various uveitic diseases.

Almost 600 copies of “ Quick Guide to Uveitis “ were sold during the convention in its first 3 days of release!!



About The Author

Vincente Victor Ocampo, Jr, MD
President, Philippine Ocular Inflammation Society