Dr. Anabella Zurita

Emergencies, General ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Medical license n. 47932

Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Central University of Venezuela and Master’s degree in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Anabella Zurita is a prominent ophthalmologist specializing in Pediatric OphthalmologyShe is the author and co-author of various national and internacional papers.


Languages

Spanish, Catalan, English and Portuguese.


Education

  • Bachelor’s degree of Medicine and Surgery from Central University of Venezuela.
  • Postgraduate degree in Ophthalmology from Central University of Venezuela
  • Training as a Medical Specialist in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Hospital Pediátrico San Juan de Dios, Caracas (Venezuela).
  • Training programm in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu – Barcelona.
  • Master’s degree in Pediatric Ophthalmology at IMO – Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular, Barcelona. 

Currently


Medical associations

  • Member of Sociedad Venezolana de Oftalmología.
  • Member of Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología.
  • Member of Sociedad de Oftalmología Pediátrica de Latinoamérica.

Additional information

  • Numerous national and international publications
  • Attendance to courses, seminars, congresses and other scientific events
  • Participation in clinical trials
  • Principal researcher of various projects of research

Related articles

Babies, children and adolescents

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 […]

Childhood myopia

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 […]

Do my children have good eye health? Symptoms and warning signs

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 […]

The use of screens by children under 5 years can be harmful for their development

Every time more children use mobile phones or computers to play. Although in some cases they can be used for educational purposes, excessive use from an early age has been associated with difficulties in development, obesity, sleeping problems and the correct development of vision. In this sense, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently published an […]

How does a baby’s vision develop in the first year of life?

A child’s vision undergoes many changes in its first year of life. At each appointment, the paediatric ophthalmologist will check your child’s vision in order to monitor it and ensure that their vision is developing correctly. If your baby was born prematurely, the stages of visual development established below should be calculated from the date […]

Myopia affects more and more young people and adolescents

The visual health of young people has been affected in recent years by the social and technological changes that are taking place. Digital natives, born between 1992 and 2005, are the generation with the highest myopia rate compared to previous generations. The association Visión y Vida, which includes ophthalmologists, optometrists and other experts in visual […]

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