2019 Presidential Recognition Award:
Dr. Robert Edward Ang
Dr. Robert Edward Ang is a senior consultant and Head of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services at the Asian Eye Institute in Makati City, Philippines. He completed his Ophthalmology residency training at the Philippine General Hospital and undertook two fellowship training programs (Glaucoma, then Cornea and Refractive Surgery) at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, his passion includes teaching fellows and residents and performing research studies on presbyopia treatment, intraocular lens technology and glaucoma devices.
Dr. Ang is a clinical investigator for the Supracor presbyopic lasik algorithm, Kamra corneal inlay, Staar extended depth of focus ICL, Acevision scleral microporation, Acufocus IC-8 small aperture IOL, Finevision Trifocal IOL, J&J Symfony EDOF and Synergy IOL, Envista Toric IOL, WIOL polyfocal IOL, Harmoni modular IOL, Bimatoprost SR, Hydrus microstent and the Glaukos Inject, Supra and iDose glaucoma devices. Dr. Ang has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and is an invited speaker in many international conferences. He has received Best Paper awards at the ASCRS, APACRS and APAO congresses. In 2013, Dr. Ang received the Certified Educators Award from the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. In 2017, Dr. Ang won the Top Gun Instructors Award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery convention. In 2018, he was voted as one of the Power List 100 in The Ophthalmologist Magazine.