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The Philippine Eye Research Institute (PERI), established in 1965 under Republic Act No. 4593, is envisioned to be the center of ophthalmic research activities and repository of recorded ophthalmic literature and information on eye researches in the country. Its mission, to prevent blindness among Filipinos, is achieved through many of its research programs; such as clinical collaboration with the University of the Philippines (UP) – Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, translational researches, epi-demiologic and public health programs, and experimental and basic researches.

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