Dr. Marco Alvarez

Cornea

License number.  29958

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and specialist in Ophthalmology from Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre. Dr. Marco Álvarez is a prominent ophthalmologist specializing in corneal pathologies. He is currently a member of the Cornea and Ocular Surface Department at ICR.


Languages

Spanish, Catalan, English and German.


Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Training as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology at Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, Barcelona

Currently

  • Member of the Cornea and Ocular Surface Department at ICR

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Corneal Dystrophies

What are corneal dystrophies? Corneal dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders most often found in the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye that lies directly in front of the iris and pupil and when it’s healthy, is like a transparent crystal). Fortunately, most of them are disorders without any visual consequence and […]

Corneal injuries: lacerations and abrasions

CORNEAL LACERATION What is a corneal laceration? A corneal laceration is a cut in the cornea, usually caused by the contact of some sharp object with the eye. It can also be caused by the impact of an object with some force on the eye, like a metallic tool. For this reason, it is important […]

Corneal transplant

What is a corneal transplant? Corneal transplant or keratoplasty involves replacing the opaque corneal tissue when a corneal scar causes visual loss. Keratoplasty is currently highly developed and there are different techniques depending on which part of the tissue is affected. Anterior keratoplasty (where two anterior layers are replaced), endothelial keratoplasty (where only the inner […]

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