Welcome to the ICR – Ophthalmological centre

The Institut Català de Retina is an ophthalmological, medical and surgical centre with over 30 years experience. Its objective is the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of eye diseases, the visual system and the accessory visual structures. The ICR Group comprises over 300 professionals. With a team of 90 ophthalmologists, the medical staff is divided […]

Technology serving vision

The ophthalmological technology revolution Ophthalmology is at the forefront of the revolution in medical technology. Recent years have seen constant development in medical tools. In fact, ophthalmology was the first speciality to use microscopes in surgery, and is the field which makes greatest use of microsurgery. Innovative technology at ICR At the ICR we use […]

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Myopia affects more and more young people and adolescents

The visual health of young people has been affected in recent years by the social and technological changes that are taking place. Digital natives, born between 1992 and 2005, are the generation with the highest myopia rate compared to previous generations. The association Visión y Vida, which includes ophthalmologists, optometrists and other experts in visual […]

Dr. Duch and Dr. Ruiz participate in the 15 Festival of Videophthalmology

On May the 4th, Dr. Francesc Duch, of the Department of Refractive Surgery at ICR, and Dr. Arturo Ruiz, of the Department of Cataract at ICR, participated in the 15th Videophthalmology Festival that took place in Lleida. At the festival, which brings together expert ophthalmologists from all over the country, 82 videos of high scientific […]

Can I fly after an eye surgery?

Summer approaches and the holiday period will arrive soon. And that is when we ask ourselves if flying after an eye surgery could have consequences for our vision. After some ocular interventions, and due to the pressure changes that we undergo when flying, catching an airplane could affect the vision. Each intervention has its risks […]

Dr. Rey has published an article about the results and complications of cataract surgery after a pars plana vitrectomy

Dr. Amanda Rey, ophthalmologist at the Department of Retina and Cataract of the ICR, has published an article in the prestigious international scientific journal Clinical Ophthalmology, which studies the visual result and the complications that occur in cataract surgery in patients who have previously undergone a pars plana vitrectomy. What are the objectives of the […]

Smoking and eye disorders

Smoking, due to its toxicity, causes cardiovascular and respiratory problems, cancer and, also, loss of vision. Smoking today is one of the biggest public health problems and it is important to be aware of its consequences for health. How does smoking affect vision? Inhaling smoke, made up of toxins that are harmful to the body, can cause […]

Dr. Jürgens has published an article about the future of ophthalmic surgery in Gaceta Médica

Doctor Ignasi Jürgens, medical director of the Institut Català de Retina, has published an article in Gaceta Médica explaining the importance of technology in ophthalmology and what has being its evolution at a technological level. What is the article about? In this article, the doctor highlights how ophthalmology has always been next to cutting-edge technological […]

Dr. Ibáñez has published an article about orbital cellulitis in the prestigious journal Survey of Ophthalmology

Dr. Núria Ibáñez, head of the Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty of the ICR, has published an article in the prestigious international scientific journal Survey of Ophthalmology about orbital cellulitis. What is orbital cellulitis? Orbital cellulitis is an inflammatory process of the tissues of the orbit back to the orbital septum. This term is commonly […]

ICR optometrists at the 25th International Congress of Optometry, Contactology and Ophthalmic Optic

The twenty-fifth International Congress of Optometry, Contactology and Ophthalmic Optic 2018, was held from April 13 to 15 at the IFEMA exhibition center in Madrid, under the theme “Directing our future”. This congress, organized by the Association of Opticians and Optometrists (Consejo General de Colegios de Óptimos-Optometristas) gathered together many experts in optics and optometry.  […]

How to avoid twitching of the eyelids

It is very likely that at some time you have experienced twitching of the eyelids. If it has gone on for a while then you will know bothersome it can be. Twitching of the eyelids is caused by a contraction of the orbicularis muscle in the upper or lower eyelid. It may suddenly appear and […]

Is blue light from electronic devices harmful?

When we spend an hour in front of a screen, whether it be a computer, mobile phone or tablet, we are exposed to the blue light coming from the device. There is currently no scientific proof confirming that blue light from electronic devices is harmful to the eyes. The discomfort that some people experience when […]

Eight tips for combating dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eye doesn’t produce enough tears or when these are not of a high enough quality to keep the eyes hydrated and free from discomfort. Risk Factors Eye dryness can affect anyone, despite being most common among women, especially after the menopause, or in those […]

Curious facts about tears

A sad movie ending, a breakup, an onion chopped into slices, a blow or contusion, or fits of laughter may bring us to tears, a liquid that has many functions. Lachrymal glands produce them continuously, and can generate between 55 and over 110 liters of tears per year, thus contributing to maintaining daily eye health […]

ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

c/Ganduxer,117
08022 Barcelona

ICR Pau Alcover

C. Pau Alcover 67
08017 Barcelona

ICR Terrassa

C. del Nord, 77
08221 Terrassa

Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Passeig Bonanova, 22
08022 Barcelona

Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

c/ Mandri, 63
08022 Barcelona

ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

c/ de l'Escorial,148
08024 Barcelona
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