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 […]

ICR today


Dr. Castillo leads a study in Spain to learn more about the natural history of the LHON

GenSight starts a study to better understand the natural history of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (or LHON) – how visual function evolves, what other symptoms can be associated … -, how genetic and environmental factors are related in the development of the disease and the direct or indirect costs for the patient and family. It is […]


Dr. Reyes and the refractive surgery team awarded at the Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

The 36th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), the largest academic event in the field of Refractive Surgery in Europe, was held from 22 to 26 September in Vienna. During the congress, training courses, symposiums, and communications sessions were developed, one of which included video communications. Dr. Reyes, awarded for […]


Dr. Duch, interviewed in La Razón about the new generation of IPCL lenses for presbyopia

Hereunder you will find the interview with Dr. Francesc Duch, head of the Department of Refractive Surgery at Institut Català de Retina, on the occasion of the 94th Congress of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, held in Granada. The article was published in a special supplement of La Razón on September 26, 2018. “The new generation […]


Dr. Jürgens gives presentation at the 4th Scientific and Training Conference “OCT In Ophthalmology”

The 4th Scientific and Training Conference “OCT In Ophthalmology”, organized by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, was held this weekend in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This university has been one of the pioneers in the development of OCT technology in ophthalmology. Dr. Jürgens, one of the first surgeons in the use of OCT in ophthalmology Dr. […]


Tips to take care of your contact lenses

Contact lenses give us freedom from glasses and also comfort. However, it is very important to use them and wash them correctly to avoid eye infections that can become serious. An inappropriate use of contact lenses can affect our vision It is important to follow correctly the instructions of our ophthalmologist or optician, in addition […]


ICR ophthalmologists take part in the 94th Congress of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology

The 94th Congress of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology was held in Granada from September 26 to 29. This congress brought together ophthalmologists from all over the country to share knowledge and discuss new techniques in the field. Once again, the ICR team took part in this Congress that included more than 200 posters and […]


Dr. Forte has published an article on choroidal thickness in patients with Birdshot in the scientific journal Ophthalmologica

Dr. Raimondo Forte, ophthalmologist of the Department of Retina and Vitreous of the ICR, has published an article on the choroidal thickness in patients with Birdshot chorioretinopathy in the prestigious international scientific journal Ophtalmologica. What is Birdshot Chorioretinopathy? Birdshot chorioretinopathy is a rare type of bilateral posterior chronic uveitis characterized by multiple hypopigmented choroidal lesions, […]


Dr. Antón explains what glaucoma is on Spanish public TV programme La Ciencia de la Salud

Spanish public TV programme, called La Ciencia de la Salud, interviewed Dr. Alfonso Antón, head of the Department of Glaucoma of the ICR. This programme shares the life and stories of patients and interviews doctors to show a human and pedagogical view of healthcare and medicine. During the programme, Dr. Antón explained clearly and precisely […]


Members of the Patient Care Department of the ICR at the 1st Congress on Mediation in Healthcare

Members of the Patient Care Department of the ICR, attended on June 7 and 8, the  1st Congress on Mediation in Healthcare organized by the Catalan Society of Health Mediation (SCMS) that was held in Barcelona, ​​under the slogan “Establishing Networks “ The SCMS aims to transform the quality of relationships in health organizations and, […]


ICR Oculoplastics Department Team in the 28th Congress of the Spanish Society of Ocular and Orbital Plastic Surgery

Ophthalmologists from the Department of Orbit and oculoplastics of the ICR attended the 28th Congress of the Spanish Society of Ocular and Orbital Plastic Surgery (SECPOO), that was held  in Zaragoza from June 6 to 8. During the congress, the 10th Training Course on Eyelid and Lacrimal Duct was developed, free communications, panel communications, a […]


Optometrist Joan Pérez and the Myopia Unit of the ICR at the 3rd EurOk Iberian Conference 2018

On the first weekend of June was held in Santiago de Compostela the 3rd Clinical Conference of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (EurOK Ibérica 2018), organized by the Iberian Section of EurOK (European Academy of Orthokeratology). The conference brought together optometrists, ophthalmologists and physicists to discuss safety in orthokeratological treatments. The aim of the conference was […]


Eye hygene tips for your baby

Eyes are especially sensitive and should be cleaned with safety. Your baby’s skin is much thinner since adipose tissue is scarce and has little subcutaneous fat, which is why special hygiene habits should be carried out. Good eye hygiene can prevent the development of future eye infections. Newborns tend to have a lot of rheum […]


More than 200 specialists in optometry gathered at the 3rd Symposium of Clinical Optometry ICR

The 3rd Symposium of Clinical Optometry ICR was held on the 1st of June at the Medical Association of Barcelona. This symposium was organized by the Department of Optometry of the ICR. Four sessions were developed with numerous presentations by experienced optometrists who addressed the ophthalometric management of intraocular lenses. After the success of the […]


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 […]


How to choose sunglasses for summer?

In summer, the must-have accessory is a pair of sunglasses. Fashion offers sunglasses of all shapes and sizes, but, in addition to how they look on us aesthetically, we must bear in mind that they must protect our eyes from UV rays. What is the first thing to be checked when choosing a pair of […]


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 […]


Contact lenses: the perfect match for summer?

In summer, contact lenses are many people’s best friend, as they help them enjoy their holidays, and increase comfort. Eyeglasses become a discomfort and contact lenses provide not only higher comfort, but also a wider visual field, as they eliminate the annoying eyeglasses arms. Moreover, they offer the advantage of not getting steamed up nor […]


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 […]

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