Dr. María Elena Montpetit

Cornea, Emergencies, General ophthalmology

Medical license no. 57884

Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Seville, specialist in Ophthalmology and Cornea Fellow. Dr. María Elena Montpetit is a leading ophthalmologist specializing in pathologies of the cornea and the anterior segment of the eye. She actively participates in courses and congresses of the specialty and has published numerous research articles.


Languages

Spanish, French and English.


Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Seville (Spain)
  • Training as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Cruces de Barakaldo University Hospital, Vizkaya (Spain)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO). Paris.
  • Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment at the University of Montreal, Quebec (Canada) – Alfonso Martín Escudero Foundation Scholarship.
  • External rotation in the Ocular Oncology Service of the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia (USA)
  • External rotation in the Cornea Service and Keratoprosthesis Team of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston (USA)

Currently

  • Member of the Department of Cornea and Ocular Surface
  • Member of the Department of General Ophthalmology
  • Member of the Department of Emergencies

Research

  • Study of the Ocular Surface after a loading dose of anti-VEGF. ICQO and Urdúliz Hospital, Bilbao.
  • The effect of cornea preservation time on DMEK outcomes. Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montreal (Canadá)

Publications

  • Lágrimas artificiales. Chapter 6 of the book “Dacriología Aplicada”. SECPOO (Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plástica Ocular y Orbitaria). ISBN 978-84-9369-439-5. González-Montpetit ME; Durán de la Colina, JA. 2018.
  • Queratectomía fotorefractiva en queratocono. Chapter 18 of the book “Actualización en Queratocono”. GESOC (Grupo Español de Superficie Ocular y Córnea). ISBN 978-84-7429-669-3. González-Montpetit ME; Durán de la Colina, JA. 2018.
  • Participant in the translation of the Preferred Practice Pattern on Conjunctivitis by the American Association of Ophthalmology for the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology. 2018.
  • Detection of clinically invisible recurrent retinoblastoma by hand-held spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Journal of Pediatric Ophtalmology and Strabismus (JPOS). Gonzalez-Montpetit ME, Samara W, Magrath GN, Shields CL. 2017.
  • Effects of Ozurdexon intraocular pressure. A real life clinical practice study. Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Jiménez-Gómez B, González. 2015

Teaching

  • Basic Training in Ophthalmology for Family Residents. Cruces University Hospital, Vizcaya.
  • XVIII Refraction Course for Residents. Introduction to Refractive Surgery. Gregorio Marañón General Hospital, Madrid.

Medical societies

  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Additional information

  • Participation in numerous national and international conferences
  • Assistance to numerous specialization and refresher courses

Related articles

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 […]

Pterygium

What is a pterygium? A pterygium is a red and white abnormal growth of the conjunctiva that invades the cornea, most frequently on the side which is closer to the nose, although it can also appear on the external side of the eye, and in both eyes. It is painless and symptoms vary depending on […]

Intracorneal rings

The aim of intracorneal rings is to modify the refractive power of the cornea. This surgical technique is performed under local anesthesia and consists of introducing, in the corneal thickness, an acrylic plastic implant with the form of a ring  to reinforce the structure of the cornea and modify its curvature, respecting the central area. […]

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 […]

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