Our History & Mission
“Vietnam's premier provider of comprehensive eye care services”
Cao Thang Eye Hospital was founded in 2001 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The hospital integrates outpatient care, research, and education.

Cao Thang Eye Hospital combines cutting-edge technologies with experienced doctors and maintains compliance with international standards.

Each year, Cao Thang Eye Hospital’s physicians examine 70,000 patients and perform more than 5,000 surgeries; diagnosing and treating eye conditions ranging from diabetes-related issues such as diabetic retinopathy to retinal detachments, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and refractive abnormalities.

Today, the institution is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of Vietnam’s most comprehensive and respected ophthalmologic hospital, making Cao Thang Eye Hospital a trusted name in the field of eye care.
Our mission is to improve people's lives by providing affordable eye care at an international standard.
Cao Thang Eye Hospital is committed to:
  • Working with the most qualified medical, scientific and support staff; nurture their talent and ensure they need to excel in their field.
  • Continuously expanding expertise in specialized ophthalmologic care with comprehensive research and education programs.
  • Developing, evaluating, implementing, and sharing innovative eye care procedures & treatments.
  • Exceeding patients’ expectations while providing smooth, end-to-end medical processes.
  • Maintaining medical care with the highest integrity within financial reach for everyone.
Affordable, Convenient Personal Care
“A Vision of Quality and Safety in Patient Care”
Cao Thang Eye Hospital combines the latest in eye care technologies with Vietnam’s
tradition of hospitality.
Patient Care
Comes First
We recognize that our patient comes from all walks of life and have different medical backgrounds. Our specialists conduct thorough examinations before giving patients a prognosis and helping them to understand their options.
Hospitality and
Bedside Manners
Cao Thang Eye Hospital offers our patients the best of Vietnam’s hospitality. Doctors and staff are always on hand to answer your questions and ensure you have a pleasant experience during your visit.
Commitment to Safety
We take patients' well-being very seriously and strictly adhere to safety standards for all medical processes and procedures set by the Joint Commission International (JCI).
Patient Rights
• Patients are given accurate information to get a proper and complete understanding of suggested treatment.

• Patients’ inquiries and apprehension during the medical process are addressed before any further steps.
Patient Duties
• Patients in possession of relevant documents relating to medical history must provide them to our doctors.

• Patients must undergo all examinations and closely follow doctors' instructions.
Hospital Duties
• Doctors must fully understand patients' past and current medical status before giving a prognosis and options.

• Patients’ medical records are confidential.

• Drug indications, effects, dosages and side effects (if any) must always be thoroughly explained.

• Support staff will ensure safety throughout all medical processes.
2015
Cao Thang Eye Hospital’s Joint Commission International
standards Certification is renewed.
2012
Cao Thang Eye Hospital’s Joint Commission International
standards Certification is renewed.

Organization of the Asian
Ophthalmology Forum.
2011
Cao Thang Eye Hospital becomes member of the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH), the first Hospital member in Vietnam.
2009
Cao Thang Eye Hospital is Certified as a Joint Commission International (JCI) standard-compliant institution.
2006
Cao Thang Eye Hospital accepts both state-run and private health insurance plans.
Cao Thang Eye Hospital receives the ISO Golden Cup, awarded by the Ministry of Sciences and Technology.
2004
Cao Thang Eye Hospital masters Cold Phaco Cataract treatment & Implantable Contact Lens treatment for severe myopia.
A seminar on ICL is organized on October 13,
attended by eye hospital specialists from Vietnam, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
Cao Thang Eye Hospital successfully builds the Optimum Surgery Protocol (OSP) for Phaco surgery that helps
manage the surgical process.
2003
ISO 9001:2000 standard-compliance certification.
International certifying organisation Det Norske
Veritas (Norway) grants ISO 9001:2000 certification to Cao Thang Eye Hospital’s quality management system.
Cao Thang Eye Hospital is the first hospital in Vietnam to
have received this certification and is still to this day
the only one to have so.
Cao Thang Eye Hospital certificate of conformity has been
consistently re-issued ever since.
2001
Cao Thang Eye Hospital is incorporated and
commences operation.
Approved by the Joint Commission International

Attention to details is what makes Cao Thang Eye Hospital among the most trusted hospitals in Vietnam.

In 2009, the Joint Commission International (JCI), an organization dedicated to safety in health care around the world, accredited the hospital with the Gold Seal of Approval, making Cao Thang Eye Hospital the only JCI-accredited eye care specialist in Vietnam.

The Joint Commission International describes its mission as follows:

Joint Commission International works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification.

In more than 100 countries, JCI partners with hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers; health systems and agencies; government ministries; academia; and international advocates to promote rigorous standards of care and to provide solutions for achieving peak performance.

Risk reduction strategies and good practices are key to Cao Thang Eye Hospital’s mission of safety.

The Joint Commission International’s accreditation is assurance to our patients that Cao Thang Eye Hospital is continuously improving processes and day-to-day practices to ensure safety.

Member of the World Association of Eye Hospitals

Cao Thang Eye Hospital has become a respected name in comprehensive eye care in Vietnam.

The hospital has also acquired an international reputation amongst patients and peers from around the world.

In 2011, the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) welcomed Cao Thang Eye Hospital as a member of its worldwide network aiming to connect medical institutions; fostering and sharing ideas in the field of ophthalmology.

Cao Thang Eye Hospital joined other previous members:

The Department of Ophthalmology of the University
Hospital Leuven (Belgium)
Singapore National Eye Centre (Singapore)
Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK)
Rutnin Eye Hospital (Bangkok, Thailand)
St. Erik Eye Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden)
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (Dublin, Ireland)
Jakarta Eye Center (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Tianjin Medical University Eye Centre (China)

And associate members:

Himalayan Eye Center (Nepal)
Mechi Eye Center (Nepal)

Member of the Asian Association of Eye Hospitals.

Cao Thang Eye Hospital is a member of the Asian Association of Eye Hospitals (AAEH), a nonprofit organization founded by five Eye Care Hospitals operating in the ASEAN region.

The AAEH’s founding members are:

The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
American Eye Hospital, Philippines (AEH)
The Jakarta Eye Centre, Indonesia (JEC)
Rutnin Eye Hospital, Thailand (REH)
The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, Malaysia (THONEH)

Other members are:

Takeo Eye Hospital (Takeo, Cambodia)
Cicendo Eye Hospital (Bandung, Indonesia)
Thongpong Eye Treatement Hospital (Ban Thongpong, Laos)
Kedia Eye Hospital (Birgunj, Myanmar)
Calamba Eye Centre (Laguna, Philippines)
Cao Thang Eye Hospital, (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Members of the AAEH aim to:

• Promote cooperation between Eye Centers
• Promote Joint Research Projects between Eye Centers
• Facilitate exchange of faculty members between Eye Centers
• Provide for visiting fellows in various subspecialties
• Ensure reciprocal recognitions of training program among Eye Centers
• Organise rotating Joint Meetings
• Provide expertise and assistance in various Cataract Projects, which are done to clear the Cataract backlog, under the Prevention of Blindness