Dr. Tolentino received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts USA, and subsequently specialized in retinal surgery and research. Dr. Tolentino is heavily involved in clinical research developing new drug treatments for wet and dry macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. He has served as Assistant Professor and a surgical teacher for ophthalmology residents, and has more than 80 peer reviewed publications and 5 issued patents. He holds scientific advisory and consultant roles for several pharmaceutical companies. Michael’s memberships include ARVO, AAO and the Association of Filipino Ophthalmologist in America, and he is also involved in various charitable organizations.