Dr. Laura Beltran

Cataract, Emergencies, Glaucoma

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Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona (UB), Doctorate in Surgery and Morphological Sciences and Master in Glaucoma. Dr. Laura Beltran is a leading ophthalmologist and researcher specializing in glaucoma and cataract. She is currently part of the Department of Glaucoma and the Department of Cataract of ICR.


Languages

Catalan, Spanish and English.


Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from University of Barcelona (UB).
  • Training as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology at Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII, Tarragona (Spain)
  • Research proficiency from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
  • Master in Glaucoma from Institut Català de Retina, accredited by University of Barcelona (UB).
  • PhD Doctorate in Surgery and Morphological Sciences from Autonomous University of Barcelona with cum laude honors. Thesis: The Effect Of Race And Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty On The Aqueous Humor Dynamics In Patients With Glaucoma.

Training abroad

  • Adult Comprehensive Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital (Canada).
  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Advanced Speciality Training in Ophthalmology. St. Thomas’ Hospital & King’s College Hospital, London (United Kingdom).
  • Clinical & Research Fellowship. St. Thomas’ Hospital, London (United Kingdom).

Currently

  • Member of the Glaucoma Department at ICR
  • Member of the Cataract Department at ICR
  • Member of the Emergency Department at ICR
  • Member of the Glaucoma and Cataract Department at Hospital Parc Sanitari St. Joan de Déu, St. Boi de Llobregat.

Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research. Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS). 2012.

Medical societies

  • Member of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  • Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Publications and conferences

  • Attendance to several courses and congresses of the specialty.
  • Several scientific papers and publications in international journals.
  • Reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

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Adults aged between 40 and 60

What do we need to prevent between the ages of 40 and 60? Most common eye conditions in this age group Presbyopia Middle-aged people may experience substantial changes in their refractive power, thus affecting their visual acuity and quality. A high proportion of people suffers from presbyopia from age 40: in patients with hyperopia it […]

Glaucoma

What is glaucoma and how common is it? Glaucoma is a major disease given its frequency and potential seriousness. Approximately 1.5-2% of over 40s suffer from the condition and this rate increases with age. It is the second most common cause of blindness in this country. Nevertheless, this blindness can be avoided if diagnosed and […]

Cataract

What is a cataract? The lens, located behind the iris and the pupil, enables us to focus objects. It can also change shape depending on whether these objects are near or distant. Cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes clouded and opaque. When we are born, the lens is transparent. The lens undergoes […]

Adults over 60

Why is it so important to have your eyes examined at the age of 60? From age 60, it is necessary to undergo an annual eye exam in order to detect any age-related eye diseases, such as: Glaucoma It is a disease associated with the increase in eye pressure that causes damages in the optic […]

New technology makes glaucoma surgery less invasive

This week saw the Spanish Glaucoma Society (SEG) Congress, held in Valencia. Dr. Alfonso Anton, Head of the Glaucoma Department at ICR, addressed the conference to discuss the ways in which new technologies are changing glaucoma surgery. These technologies enable recovery times to be reduced and allow for less invasive procedures than traditional surgery. Glaucoma, […]

Secondary cataract

Secondary cataract or after-cataract is an opacification of the posterior capsule of the lens that may appear after a few months or years of having undergone a cataract extraction. This prevents the passage of light to the retina and leads to loss of vision. Up to 20% of patients who have undergone a cataract extraction […]

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