Harvey Uy, MD


  • Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of the Philippines
  • Medical Director, Peregrine Eye and Laser Institute in Makati, Philippines

Harvey Uy, M.D., is clinical associate professor of ophthalmology, University of the Philippines, and medical director, Peregrine Eye and Laser Institute in Makati, Philippines. He completed his ophthalmology residency in the Philippine General Hospital, Retina fellowship at St. Luke’s Medical Center, and specialized in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Uy has served as president of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology and board member of the Vitreoretinal Society of the Philippines. He has received the prestigious Jose Rizal Research Award conferred by the Philippine Medical Association, the Xavier School Exemplary Alumni Award, and Achievement Awards from the American and Asia Pacific Academies of Ophthalmology. He was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the ASIA ARVO in 2015. Dr. Uy also helped organize the Eye Will Survive program that provided eye care to victims of Typhoon Haiyan and restored eye care services in the disaster region.

Dr. Uy’s varied research interests include uveitis, retinal disease and treatments, ocular adhesives, advanced technology intraocular lenses, and laser-assisted refractive cataract surgery. He has published in and serves as reviewer for journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Cornea, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Ophthalmology.

What he has to say about I-Ring:

The I-ring pupil expander is easy to apply, effortless to remove and provides a great view of the cataract in many challenging situations.  It has become an essential part of our surgical toolkit.