Born in Malolos, Bulacan, Dr. Geminiano T. de Ocampo earned respect by achieving the highest award in his chosen field. He was conferred the National Scientist Award in 1982. Dr. De Ocampo held numerous yet important position during his time. He set up the first eye hospital in the Philippines. He also helped establish the Philippine Eye Research Institute and the Philippine Opthalmological Society.
A graduate of the University of the Philippines in 1932, he was the first Filipino to design, in 1956 an opthalmological instrument known as the De Ocampo Corneal Dissector, manufactured later by a US firm. As a surgeon, he introduced corneal transplantation in the Philippines. As a civic leader, he worked for the passage and amendment of Republic Act No. 343 concerning donation of eyeballs for corneal transplantation. – Rea Hebro