Larrazabal Eye: Then and now

Cebu Daily News

September 6 2008

LARRAZABAL Eye has come a long way since it was established 12 years ago by Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III, who was then fresh from his residency training at the University of the Philippines- Philippines General Hospital.

“A patient a day,” remembers Dr. Yong of the early days of his practice.

Dr. Yong opened Larrazabal Eye in Cebu Doctors’ Hospital in Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City on September 2, 1996. He was one of the only two staff manning the budding Larrazabal Eye.

Fast forward to 2008, Dr. Yong looks back on years of making great strides not only for Larrazabal Eye but for eye care in Metro Cebu in general.

He is now running three more clinics, besides the first center, and looks after significantly more patients. These centers are located in Cebu Doc Group of Hospitals Mactan Doctors’ (Lapu-Lapu City), South General Hospital (Naga City), and North General Hospital (Talamban, Cebu City).

Keeping up with the eye care center’s growth in his team which now comprises two ophthalmologist, five optometrists and 13 support staff. They help look after around 70 to 80 patients everyday whose concerns range from the simplest eye problems to most complicated.

The center, according to its website, has performed 25, 000 surgeries. It is also proud of its very dynamic culture and emphasis on excellence and innovation. Dr. Larrazabal adds that he makes it at a point to acquire high-tech equipment for his clinics and provide world-class service at affordable rates.

In eye care, machines and technologies are indispensable. They allow doctors to perform sophisticated procedures to correct a wide range of problems.

One of the most popular and effective procedures at Larrazabal Eye is cataract surgery which can be classified as “painless” because there is no need for injections, cuts, and stitches. Doctors of the center drop a small amount of anesthetic agent to numb the eye and “remove” the cataract via ultrasound. A special intraocular lens is then put in place.

Besides this, clinic also offers treatments that correct that correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, glaucoma, pterygeum, strabismus or misalignment of the eyes, cornea transplant, treatment for any disease affecting the retina, and other common eye diseases.

For more information about Larrazabal Eye and its services, visit its website at Or call 254-2020 (Cebu Doctors’ Hospital), 344-2020 (North General Hospital), 272-2020 (South General Hospital), and 340-2020 (Mactan Doctors’ Hospital). (AILEEN GARCIA-YAP)

2 Responses to “LARRAZABAL EYE: Then and Now”


    I would like to avail of your anniversary promo this month. Am planning to have it on May 16, 2009.

    I was already screened with the american eye center just to verify if i am indeed a candidate for lasik surgery. but i prefer to have my lasik surgery in cebu.

    please send me the details / requirements so i can prepare for it

  2. albert james deakin Says:

    i went to see eyes doctor he says i have small cataract in each eye no other problems could u give me a rough guess of the cost please james

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