Dr. Lorena Castillo

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Medical license n. 36.918

Experienced ophthalmologist specializing in optic neuritis and uncontrolled eye movement. Dr. Lorena Castillo is the head of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Teaching Departments of ICR Ophthalmology Centre. She stands out for her active participation in congresses and her various publications in national and international scientific journals.


Languages

Spanish, Catalan and English


Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Doctorate courses at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Training as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology at Bellvitge University Hospital
  • External Rotation in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Sant Joan de Deu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital
  • “Observership” in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust in London (stay at 3 hospitals: Moorfields Eye Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and St Thomas’ Hospital).

Actually

  • Head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Department at ICR Ophthalmology Centre
  • Head of the Teaching Department at ICR Ophthalmology Centre

Teaching

  • Head of the Teaching Department at ICR Ophthalmology Centre
  • Tutor of Ophthalmology Residents at Sagrat Cor University Hospital
  • Active collaborator in the undergraduate teaching of the students of the Medical Teaching Unit of Bellvitge Campus during her period as a resident physician at the University Hospital of Bellvitge (Barcelona).

Awards

  • ICR Award for the best publication or presentation of ophthalmological research: Estudio de la evolución de la NOIA-NA mediante OCT (Study of the evolution of NA-AION through OCT). First prize.
  • Valoración de 360º o feedback múltiple como instrumento para evaluar el residente en la relación médico-paciente (360º assessment or multiple feedback as an instrument to evaluate the resident in the doctor-patient relationship). First prize
  • Prioridades de formación percibidas por los residentes en competencias transversales (Training priorities perceived by residents in transversal competences). Second prize

Medical societies

  • Member of the European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • Member of Catalan Society of Ophthalmology

Publications and conferences

  • Five publications in national and international journals
  • Participation in three chapters of books
  • Moderator and teacher in numerous scientific meetings

Related articles

Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

What is Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy? Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), also known as Leber Optic Atrophy, was named after Doctor Theodore Leber, who described in 1871 a characteristic pattern of sudden vision loss in young men with family history of blindness. It is the most common hereditary optic neuropathy, it is caused by a […]

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. Castillo publishes an editorial on LHON therapeutic perspectives in the journal of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology

An editorial on LHON therapeutic perspectives (Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy) from Dr. Lorena Castillo, Head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Department at ICR, has been published in the December issue of the journal Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Editorials in medical journals are published by leading specialists in a specific area, and are aimed at […]

Dr. Castillo presents an unusual case of a carotid-cavernous fistula with Horner syndrome at EUNOS 2017 conference

From September 10th-13th the XIII conference of the European Society of Neurophthalmology (EUNOS 2017) was held in Budapest, Hungary. The congress is a showcase for the latest advances in the fields of neurology and ophthalmology, with a special focus on pathophysiology and therapy. Amongst those attending were international experts in these fields, such as Dr. Lorena Castillo, […]

ICR Research Department is carrying out a clinical trial lead by Dr. Castillo with patients affected by Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

ICR, at the forefront of research Dr Castillo, Head of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Teaching Department at Institut Català de Retina, has initiated, alongside the Research Department, a clinical trial developed by Santhera Pharmaceuticals, for which participants affected by Leber Optic Neuropathy (LHON), older than 12 years old and of all genders, are being recruited. The disease must […]

Dr Castillo takes part as a speaker in the 10th refresher course on Neuro-ophthalmology

On February 17th and 18th, the 10th refresher course on Neuro-ophthalmology took place in Madrid. It is a biannual event that has been celebrate during the last 18 years with the attendance of between 400 and 500 ophthalmologists. The aim of the course is to offer innovative information on action protocols regarding diagnosis and treatments […]

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