Richard Kho



Cataract and Neuro-ophthalmology




Dr. Richard C. Kho received his ophthalmology training at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences-Philippine General Hospital in 1997. As the department’s Chief Resident in 1998, he pioneered the phacoemulsification training program for residents and consultants of the department. Soon after, he received further training as a Neuro-ophthalmologist at the Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA under its program director, Dr. Anthony Arnold. Upon his return to the country in 2001 he joined the Associated Eye Specialists as an Associate Partner and is currently the Clinic Manager of the American Eye Center.

Dr. Kho was a founding member of the Philippine Society of Refractive Surgery and serves as its co-secretary and Scientific Program Director to this day. He is also a founding member of the Neuro-ophthalmology Club of the Philippines and served as President from 2007-2009.

Currently, Dr. Kho divides his time between his clinical practice and academic responsibilities for his two subspecialties. He is a frequent guest speaker both for Neuro-ophthalmology and Cataract and Refractive Surgery. As a Clinical Associate Professor in UP-PGH, he is the current Chief of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Service and Vice-Chief of the Neuro-ophthalmology Service. In addition, he is a founding faculty of The Medical City-ATENEO-Alcon Cataract and Ocular Microsurgery Training Center and also faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health.