Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) and Master in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital in Barcelona. Dr. Elvira Bonet stands out for her active participation in clinical trials and multiple publications in national and international journals. She is currently a member of the Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology at ICR Ophthalmology Centre.
Catalan, Spanish and English.
Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain).
Training as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Clínica Universitaria de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain).
Master in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital in Barcelona.
How can myopia affect children? Myopia is a refractive defect where the images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it, causing blurred vision. Unlike hyperopia, this defect takes place either because the eyeball is too long or, more rarely, because the optical strength of the cornea and the lens are larger than necessary . There are also […]
All children should be a review of ophthalmology in infant age, although the parents have not noticed anything abnormal. Children are not able to say if they see well or not, and the revision can prevent vision loss, that if detected in adulthood would be irreversible. The first ophthalmological examination in a child who has […]
What is hyperopia? Hyperopia, hypermetropia or farsightedness in childhood appears as a refractive defect whereby the image is focused behind the retina, and vision is blurred. The cause may be in the eyeball or it may be because the optical power of the cornea and lens is less than necessary. There is also a certain […]
A study presented by VIP-HIP (Vision In Pre-schoolers – Hyperopia In Pre-schoolers) group at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting in Florida (USA) proved that hyperopic children aged between 4 and 5 years old show lower performance in terms of preschool literacy. The cross-sectional study examined 492 children attending preschool or kindergarten […]
What are the most common vision problems in childhood? The most common vision problems in children are refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus and dyschromatopsia (changes in color vision). Warning signs for lazy eye Amblyopia or lazy eye affects about 2-5% of the population and is one of the most common causes of vision loss […]
What should we pay attention to? Some conditions, such as amblyopia, can be treated in babies and small children, but are irreversible once the child is grown up. Therefore, in presence of any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to undergo a comprehensive eye exam performed by an ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology: Academic […]