Superheroes’ Mission to Save Sight

by Jessica Daza-Robes, MD

The Vertis North Cinema was jam-packed with movie-goers last November 18, 2017 as people lined up for the special screening of much-awaited DC Comics’ superhero film Justice League. The movie not only saved the world, but was able to save the sight of many patients as well. The event was organized with the intention of raising funds for the indigent patients seen at the UST Hospital Clinical Division. Consultants and members of the department and the Thomasian Alumni Ophthalmological Society (TAOS) who attended in support of the fundraiser include Eye Insitute Chairman Dr. Reynaldo Javate, TAOS President Dr. Jesus Jacinto Bautista, UST FMS Department of Ophthalmology Chairman Dr. Catherine Macaraig, Residency Training Officer Dr. Marcelino Banzon, and other TAOS members with their families. Dr. Javate gave the opening remarks, highlighting the mission of the department to save and preserve the vision of all patients. The movie screening was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the UST Hospital Department of Ophthalmology consultants and residents.


About The Author

Jessica is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in University of Santo Tomas. She is currently a 1st year ophthalmology resident in the same institution. Outside residency, she loves being outdoors, admiring art, and spending time with her family.