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Member Nº. 27947

Head of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Department at the Institut Català de Retina.

Leading ophthalmologist with more than 25 years of experience. He is especially dedicated to the care of infant-juvenile vision and his areas of scientific interest are the progression of myopia, ocular malformations and ophthalmologic signs of pediatric systemic diseases.

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  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Barcelona (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona) with the average qualification of Excellent in 1991.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with the qualification of Excellent.
  • Specialist in Ophthalmology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Hospitals Vall d’Hebron).
  • Degree of Doctor in Medicine and Surgery ( Cum Laude) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1997). Doctoral Thesis: Encapsulación de 5-fluoruridina en liposomas con péptidos de superficie en un modelo animal de vitreorretinopatía proliferativa: efecto inhibitorio y toxicidad.


  • Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the Department of Surgery of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • National Chibret-MSD Award for the best Doctoral Thesis in Ophthalmology in 1997.
  • First and second prizes at the 3rd Biennial of Video-Ophthalmology of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology in 1995 for the videos: Tratamiento quirúrgico de la membrana subretiniana macular and Cirugía bimanual en el tratamiento de la proliferación vítreorretiniana.
  • First prize (Best communication) at the III Congress of Sociedad Española de Retina y Vitreo in Madrid, 1997: Termoterapia con láser infrarrojo en los tumores coroideos posteriores.
  • Finalist of the Arruga Award 2005.
  • Award for the best communication to Congresses of the Fundació Hospital de Nens de Barcelona in 2015 and 2016.


He is currently the head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Institut Català de Retina.


  • 31 articles, 7 of them with international impact factor.
  • 3 books.
  • 17 chapters of ophthalmology books.

Other activities

  • Reviewer of the scientific journals Medical Research Journal and International Journal of Ophthalmic Pathology.
  • Speaker of 139 communications, 39 of them of international scope.

Scientific societies

  • Member of the Societat Catalana d´Oftalmologia.
  • Member of the Sociedad Española de Oftalmología.
  • Member of the Sociedad Española de Cirugía Ocular Implanto-Refractiva.
  • Member of the Sociedad Española de Estrabología y Oftalmología Pediátrica.
  • Member of the Sociedad Española de OftalmoPediatría (SEDOP).
  • Member of the Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques i de la Salut de Catalunya i Balears.

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