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 into various subspecialities, represented by their corresponding departments and units.

Technology serving vision

At the ICR we use the most cutting edge technology, whether for diagnostic tests, surgical procedures or treatment. We are also committed to minimally invasive surgery, which allows for faster patient recovery. Our passion for eye care means that we are constantly acquiring new technology which can benefit our patients, provided that such technology is based on sound scientific evidence.

ICR today


ICR receives the Certificate of Hygiene and Control Protocols for COVID-19

ICR has received the Applus+ certification of Hygiene and Control protocols, which verifies the good practices of the center with regard to the physical environment and basic hygiene measures, technical measures, organizational measures, control of labor personnel and access control measures.


World Glaucoma Day 2021

World Glaucoma Day is celebrated on March 12th and it marks the start of World Glaucoma Week, a collaborative project between World Glaucoma Association and World Glaucoma Patient Association .


How does smoking affect your vision?

Smoking is already the leading preventable cause of death in the world and, although society is aware of the consequences of tobacco smoke on the body, many people do not know that it can also affect the eyes and cause vision loss.


Nutrition and vision

Scientists have proven that nutrition, lifestyle and environment (climate and environmental factors) have a huge impact on health. Mediterranean diet reduces cholesterol levels, blood pressure and risk of diabetes. What is Age Related Macular Degeneration? Age Related Macular Degeneration is a very common disease whose main risk factor is advanced age. ARMD is the most common cause of vision loss in developed countries […]


How do our eyes grow?

Our eyes grow throughout our lives, especially in the first two years of life and during puberty.
In this article we show you the temporal evolution of the eyes and the most common pathologies in each stage of life.


20 actions dangerous to your eyes

Have you ever wondered what daily activities can impair your vision? The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has selected the 20 most harmful actions for our eye health.


When should I go to the ophthalmological emergency room?

When certain eye symptoms appear, it is very common to wonder to what extent they are serious or not, and whether it is enough to comment on them during an ophthalmological visit or, on the contrary, it is necessary to go to the emergency room. In ICR, we present, for each of the symptoms, in which situations it is necessary to go to the emergency room.


How does age affect our eyes?

As we get older our eyes do too, and they present changes that we must control to have good eye health. In celebration of 2020: the year of the eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has published the most common age-related eye changes.


5 eye tips to confront the return to the classrooms

This course starts full of new aspects, such as the incorporation of different digital platforms or online classes, which combine with the pressure of work and exams and the busy life of students and teachers. For all these reasons, students and teachers must take special care of their eye health. Here are some tips for taking care of your vision.


5 tips for choosing glasses for your children

Our Optometry Department clears up how to choose glasses for your children, what characteristics they should have, how the frame should be or which lenses are the most suitable.


Confinement has worsened the sight of more than half the population

A study made by the association Visión y Vida confirms that the three month confinement we have experienced has had a negative impact on the population’ s visual health. Thus, according to the results of this study, more than half of the population has had their vision worsened, especially young people between 12 and 19 years old and people with early presbyopia.


“Confined we use more screens and this can cause an increase of myopia”

Dr. Jürgens has commented that the use of screens and technological devices in excesses can increase myopia.


Coronavirus and ophthalmology

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, anecdotal reports suggest that the new outbreak of coronavirus can cause conjunctivitis, and possibly be transmitted by aerosol contact with the conjunctiva.


10 tips about Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve characterized by a loss of the vision field and is usually asymptomatic, making early detection and treatment difficult. To raise awareness of this disease and the importance of detecting it in time, we share 10 important details about glaucoma.


Genetics in eye diseases: towards a new model of medicine

Times change and we are slowly moving towards precision medicine. In the field of diseases that affect vision, knowledge about its genetic basis has grown exponentially in recent years. Genetic diagnostic tests have undergone a revolution with the techniques of massive sequencing and the possibilities of treatment with gene therapy begin to be an emerging […]

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Visit us at:

ICR Pau Alcover

C. Pau Alcover 67
08017 Barcelona See map

ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

08022 Barcelona See map

ICR Terrassa

77, Del Nord St.
08221 Terrassa See map

ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

c/ de l'Escorial,148
08024 Barcelona See map

Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Passeig Bonanova, 22
08022 Barcelona See map

Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

c/ Mandri, 63
08022 Barcelona See map

ICR Pau Alcover

Telephone number (+34) 93 378 23 19

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8 am to 9 pm. Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm.

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ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

Telephone number 93 254 79 20
Emergencies phone number: 93 418 72 27

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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ICR Terrassa

Telephone number +34 93 736 34 40

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

Telephone number 902 10 10 50

Opening hours:
Every day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Telephone number 934 34 09 25

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

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