Dr. Arturo Ruiz

Cataract, Cornea

Medical License no. 43131

Bachelor of Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Distinguished ophthalmologist and surgeon specializing in cornea, ocular surface and cataracts. Currently doing his doctorate in Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is a member of the Cornea and Cataract Departments at the Institut Català de Retina.

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Languages

Spanish, Catalan and English.


Education

  • Bachelor in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
  • Training as a Medical Specialist in Ophthalmology at Consorci Parc de Salut Mar – Hospital de l’Esperança (Barcelona).
  • Research Competence certificate received for doctoral thesis with the article: “Fenilefrina intracamerular en el síndrome del iris flácido intraoperatorio” (Intracameral phenylephrine in intraoperative floppy iris syndrome). Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
  • PhD student in Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
  • Multiple specialty courses on ocular and cornea surface.

Additional training

  • PROVISION training programme in ophtahlmology. Units 1 and 3. American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • Live Surgery Workshop. 19th February 2010. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid
  • Introduction to vitrectomy. 11th June 2010. Wet-Lab de Alcon. Masnou. Barcelona.
  • Trabeculectomy. 15th July 2011. Wet-Lab de Alcon. Masnou. Barcelona.
  • Advances in cornea surgery. Cornea transplant, implants and corneal prosthetics. 8th and 9th April 2011.
  • Complete guide to dealing with keratoconus. Intermediate level.
  • Oculoplastic & Corneal-Leaks: All you ever wanted to know. 4th November 2011. Barcelona.
  • Refresher course in diagnostic systems for the anterior segment. 11th and 12th November 2011. Cordoba.
  • Beginners guide to Keratoplasty. 18th November 2011. Wet-Lab de Alcon, Masnou, Barcelona
  • Refractive and Cataract Surgery: Update 2012. 17th February 2012. Barcelona.
  • Surgical training for inserting Keraring intracorneal rings. 24th February 2012. Oftaltech. Barcelona.
  • Keratoplasties and Regenerative Therapies of the Cornea. 11th and 12th May. Oviedo.
  • Keratoplasty Theory-Practice. 24th May 2012. Wet-Lab de Alcon. Masnou, Barcelona.
  • Keratoplasty Theory-Practice. Instituto Oftalmológico Barraquer. 27th February 2017.
  • Wetlab course in DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty). Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS). 9th-10th October, 2018. Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

Currently

  • Member of the Cornea Department at Institut Català de Retina.
  • Member of the Cataract Department at Institut Català de Retina.
  • Medical director at Clínica Bonanova de Cirurgia Ocular.

Research and conferences

  • Participation as a collaborating ophthalmologist in the study: “PASSY: Patient Satisfaction Survey. Coordinated by Dr. Muñoz Negrete. Promoter: Laboratorios Thea. October 2013 – March 2014.
  • Participation as a collaborating ophthalmologist in the study: “Management of eyelid disorders on the part of the ophthalmologist in everyday clinical practice”. June 2013.
  • Participation in several national conferences by the Spanish and Catalan Societies of Ophthalmology.
  • Attendance to various conferences, courses and research meetings.

Related articles

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 […]

Premium intraocular lenses

Thanks to their small size, intraocular lenses (IOL) provide an excellent technology. Modern IOL focuses light on the retina, imitating refractive qualities of the natural lens in order for the patient to enjoy a better vision after the surgery. Usually manufactured with acrylic material, the lens optics measures approximately 6 mm wide and the thickness […]

Dr. Duch and Dr. Ruiz participate in the 15 Festival of Videophthalmology

On May the 4th, Dr. Francesc Duch, of the Department of Refractive Surgery at ICR, and Dr. Arturo Ruiz, of the Department of Cataract at ICR, participated in the 15th Videophthalmology Festival that took place in Lleida. At the festival, which brings together expert ophthalmologists from all over the country, 82 videos of high scientific […]

Dr. Ruiz attends a DMEK WetLab course at the prestigious NIIOS Academy in Rotterdam

Dr. Arturo Ruiz, ophthalmologist of the Ocular Surface and Cornea Department, participated in the latest edition of the DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) WetLab course organized by the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS) in Rotterdam. What is DMEK? DMEK is an innovative refinement technique for endothelial keratoplasty developed by NIIOS. This procedure allows […]

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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