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Centre for Sight introduces its latest technology

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events, Larrazabal Eye Press Room on November 3, 2010 by larrazabaleye

Cebu Daily News
October 16, 2010

True to its claim to bring your world into focus, the Centre for sight of Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital brings to Cebu the fastetst, most accurate and the best laser technology in the United States called the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q.

It is the latest and most advanced laser systems for refractive surgery for vision correction under the strictest conditions of safety and precision with fast and guaranteed results. It has less stress and discomfort to the patient, because at 400 treatment pulses per second, it only takes approximately four seconds of treatment to correct one diopter.

With this machine’s precision, speed and safety, it laser’s less tissue giving results right away, and also it doesn’t only improve one’s vision, it also prevents problems with night vision. The system has a unique eye-tracking system whick automatically adjusts to changes in pupil size during treatment.

This 30 million peso investment of Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital aims to provide the best service to Cebuanos, Filipinos and even to our neighbors in Asia, according to Dr. Yong Larrazabal, Chairman of the Larrazabal Eye Group. And this is also one of the services they are pushing for Medical Tourism sine it is og Global Standards, the same with famous hospitals in the United States for almost half the price.

The treatment profile for this laser was developed after intense stud of individuals who have what is called “super visiion”, or vision that is better than 20/20.

As of “Wavefront-optimized system”, the laser reshapes the cornea of your eye to mimic the pattern of your eyes with “super vision” with unparalleled customization, not only correcting the patient’s prescription but aiming to improve the “quality” of vision during daylight and prevent problems with night vision.

The Centre for Sight of the Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital has been giving people the chance to see again at 20/20 vision since 2002, and they have been recognized as one of the top three Refractive Surgery Centers in the Philippines and with the most procedures done outside Manila.

For inquiries about Centre for Sight’s services and the newest laser technology in vision correction, visit Centre for Sight at the Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City or call 2562020, or log in to (Noreen Tormis)

Eye doctor sees world-class Cebuano runners by Iste Sesante Leopoldo Inquirer Visayas

Posted in Larrazabal Eye Press Room, Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 by larrazabaleye

First Posted 03:03:00 08/29/2009

Filed Under: Athletics and Track and Field, Health

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebu-based eye doctor foresees running as becoming popular that could bring honor to the province and the country.

Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal III, a scion of the Larrazabal family who owns several hospitals, dreams of developing running as a serious sport. He is putting up his own training pool that would produce world-class runners.

“I wanted to do that in the near future,” said Larrazabal, who is organizing a “Run for Sight” every month in Cebu.

Organized by the Larrazabal Eye Center and his Run for Sight foundation, the running series would provide funding for the foundation’s medical missions and assistance to orphanages.

It would also help him spot potential runners while providing serious runners a venue to develop their skill.

A serious runner who has been participating in several marathons here and abroad, Larrazabal said he would like to complete 33 marathons in his lifetime.

He also wanted to promote running as the best form of getting fit.

His wife, former singer-actress Donna Cruz, shares his passion for running and has even participated in the recent 21-km Milo run held in Cebu.

“I also wanted to address this to the youth who are into bad habits because if they start running, their attention will shift to their health and they will become more conscious of it (health),” Larrazabal said.

Larrazabal is offering sports courses at the Cebu Doctors University (CDU), which his family owns, to help improve the country’s sports program. The courses would include sports management and sports medicine.

Larrazabal serves as chairman of the CDU’s Department of Ophthalmology and as the corporate secretary of the Cebu Doctors’ group of hospitals and the university.

City education consultant Joy Augustus Young welcomed Larrazabal’s proposal to offer sports courses.

“It is very good for us,” said Young, who also plans to establish a Sports Science High School for athletes.

“It’s good that Larrazabal is considering offering sports-related courses. I am looking forward to working with them on that,” he said.

Larrazabal has started preparing for his 7th marathon, the 28th Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham, England, scheduled for September 13. Around 15,000 runners from all over the world are expected to participate.

He plans to join the marathons in Macau in December, in Seoul in March 2010, and in San Diego, California, in June 2010.

He participated in the Milo, Pasig, Hong Kong, New York City, and Chicago marathons.

Larrazabal has several eye clinics which he manages at the Center for Sight at the Cebu Doctor’s Hospital in Cebu City, and three other eye clinics at the Mactan Doctors’ Hospital in Lapu-Lapu City, North General Hospital in Talamban, Cebu City, and the South General Hospital in Tuyan, Naga City. He completed his medical degree at the CDU, where he also received his master’s degree in hospital administration. He placed 6th in the diplomate board examinations in ophthalmology.

Carter, Duenas emerge champs in 10k (Run for Sight Series I)

Posted in Larrazabal Eye Press Room, Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 by larrazabaleye

Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:27:00 03/30/2009

Filed Under: Marathon

Madelyn Carter and Philip Duenas ruled the 10k open divisions of the Cebu Doctor’s University (CDU) Run for Sight monthly series on Sunday at the CDU Campus at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City.

Carter clocked 36 minutes and 5 seconds to rule the women’s division, while Duenas ruled the men’s side with a time of 36 minutes and 30 seconds.

Michelle Gilbuena finished second in the women’s division with 37 minutes and 22 seconds, while Melinda Ponce settled for third place.

The multi-titled Leszl Gitaruelas missed Sunday’s race because she had to attend to personal matters.

In the men’s open, Dr. Yong Larrazabal finished second, clocking 37 minutes and 12 seconds, while Charlie Berberio settled for third place with a time of 37 minutes and 39 seconds.

More than 100 hundred runners participated in this leg of the CDU run for sight monthly series.

According to the Sports And Fitness Enthusiast (SAFE) head Joel Baring, Larrazabal and Dr. Peter Mancao decided to hold a monthly series to give runners a chance to become competitive athletes. /Correspondent Iste Leopoldo

Dr. Yong goes to Oman

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events, Larrazabal Eye Press Room on March 30, 2009 by larrazabaleye

Dr. Yong Larrazabal visited the Muscat Eye Laser Center in Muscat, Oman last April 14 to 15, 2009 to check out the Latest Excimer Laser Machine by Schwind, the Amaris.  Ziemer Femtosecond laser used to create corneal flaps without using blades. Observed Dr Maria Clara Arboleza perform surgeries.

Run for Sight Donates to Children’s Foundation Written by Cebu Daily News – What’s Up?

Posted in Larrazabal Eye Press Room on December 1, 2008 by larrazabaleye

Monday, 01 December 2008

Proceeds of the 3rd Run For Sight benefited more than the 150 children of the SAPAK (Samahan Para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Kabataan). Run For Sight’s Dr. Yong Larrazabal, together with his family, spearheaded the feeding program for the organization last November 16. SAPAK was founded by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Non S.J.

Aside from the feeding program , Run For Sight also provided the school with two sacks of rice and mineral water. Donna Cruz-Larrazabal, Dr. Yong’s wife and popular actress, serenaded the children with a beautiful song.

Organized by Cebu Doctor’s Univeristy , Run For Sight is an annual activity that gathers runners for a marathon for a cause.

Cebu Daily News ( November 25 2008)