The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) is home to world-renowned physicians of various specialties meeting the demands of the modern era. Dr. Reynaldo M. Javate, current chairman of the USTH Eye Institute and a professor of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is one of the shining leaders in the field of Ophthalmology being one of the pioneers in Lacrimal, Orbital, and Oculoplastic surgery.
Dr. Javate is a recipient of various titles and awards both from local and international prestigious institutions for his numerous contributions in the field of Ophthalmology. His research work incorporates endoscopy and radiology in his operative techniques. It is his expertise that has brought him to various parts of the world as resource person and conference speaker and video presenter.
Javate’s high-yield academic tour for the year 2019 included the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Moscone Centre, San Francisco, USA. The meeting was held from October 12 to 15, 2019 where he gave a step-by-step instructional course on “Improving the Outcomes of Transcanalicular Endoscopic Lacrimal Duct Recanalization (TELDR).”
In Europe, Javate had his hands full with a three-day oral presentation in two European countries: first in Germany followed by his oral presentation in France.
In Paris, France, Javate delivered a concise, information-packed oral presentation on “Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls in Eyelid, Orbital, and Lacrimal Surgeries” at the 37th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) held on September 15, 2019.
Prior to this, Javate presented the topic “Optimizing Clinical Outcomes in Transcanalicular Endoscopic Lacrimal Duct Recanalization” at a Lunch Symposium at the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) meeting held in Hamburg, Germany from September 13 to 14, 2019.
Showcasing his mastery by incorporating endoscopy with his techniques, Javate gave an oral presentation on “Lacrimal Recanalization using Dacryoendoscope” during the European Society of Ophthalmology meeting in Nice, France from June 13 to 16, 2019.
It was a busy month of March for Dr. Javate, who was in China, Thailand and Singapore for video and oral presentations. During the 17th Chinese National Training Course of Ocular Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery held from March 29 to 30, 2019 at Hefei, China, he delivered two lectures. His topic for the first oral presentation was “Rejuvenation of Midface of Orbital Region,” while the second was titled “Periocular Rejuvenation and Radiosurgery: My 30-year Experience.”
In Bangkok, Thailand, Javate discussed “Lacrimal Stents and Intubation System”
during the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress held from March 5 to 9, 2019.
Javate’s first stint for the year was at the Academia, Singapore during the 5th International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) Symposium 2019 held from February 21 to 23. Through a video