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What is an aberrometry? It is a test that allows to study the optical properties of the patient’s visual system and thus, to evaluate their visual function.
What is an angiography? Fluorescein angiography is a test that has been used in ophthalmology for more than 50 years. By injecting a dye into the patient’s vein, we can study the blood flow through the eye to diagnose different retinal illnesses. What types of dye are there? There are two types of dye: sodium […]
It allows treating high astigmatism, either congenital or secondary to trauma, corneal deformations or post-operative. It’s performed by making cuts in the cornea, with a specific shape and depth, with diamond knives especially designed and calibrated.
THE FACTS.. Botox (botulinium toxin) relaxes muscles and is used to treat both medical conditions (such as eyelid and face spasms) and to reduce the signs of ageing (facial wrinkles). It rarely causes more than mild discomfort and can be injected without anaesthetic. Its effects generally last for around 5 months when used to treat […]
At ICR we work with enthusiasm, involvement and commitment to ensure that our patients recover their vision and that they do so depending as little as possible on their glasses. Our cataract specialists will advise each patient the best option based on their needs, lifestyle and medical history.
¿Qué es la cirugía escleral? La cirugía escleral es un procedimiento quirúrgico realizado habitualmente bajo anestesia local y sedación (o general, en casos específicos), que consiste en la colocación de un anillo, habitualmente de silicona, alrededor de la capa más externa de la pared del ojo, la esclerótica. Este anillo queda suturado a la pared […]
Measurement of visual field defects caused by diseases of the optic nerve or in the retina, caused by glaucoma or by other diseases that affect the visual pathway up to the cortex.
Study of the corneal morphology for refractive surgery, contact lens adjustment and the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases such as keratoconus.
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 […]
What is an electrooculogram? It is a test used to evaluate the functional status of one of the layers of the retina, the retinal pigment epithelium.
What is an electroretinogram? It is a test that measures the electrical response produced by the light-sensitive cells of the retina.
What is a campimetry – FDT – Matrix? A test used for the detection, diagnosis and follow-up of glaucoma, lesions or changes in the optic nerve.
Intravenous injection of dye (sodium fluorescein or indocyanine), in order to study the diseases of retina and choroid. This test is performed in hospital.
Laser analyser which assesses the nerve fiber layer injured by glaucoma. GDX improves early diagnosis.
Confocal tridimensional laser scan of the optic nerve for the study of glaucoma. It provides a high resolution image of the elevation of optic disc and the peripapilar retina. HRT can identify normal and glaucomatous optic discs with high precision.
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. […]
What are intravitreal injections? Intravitreal injections are used to administer drugs in the eye to treat eye diseases and protect vision. Through an injection, the appropriate medication is introduced into the vitreous cavity, a space located at the back of the eye, behind the lens (as seen in the image). What are they for? Which […]
What are LASIK/LAKED/PRK laser techniques? The laser shapes the cornea (the outermost and most transparent part of the eye) to reduce the number of dioptres. After the application of a few drops of aesthetic, a thin layer of the cornea is lifted by, depending on the characteristics of each patient, the microkeratome or the femtosecond […]
Test to evaluate the ocular motility to study some strabismus cases (squint).
What is laser photocoagulation? Photocoagulation is a therapeutic technique used in ophthalmology in which a scar is purposely made on the retina using a laser beam. This scar can slow down the progress of certain retinal diseases. Which diseases can it combat? What does it involve? Photocoagulation can stimulate scarring and thus improve the retina’s […]
What is a meibography? A test used for the detection and monitoring of possible dysfunctions of the meibomian glands.
MICRO-NEEDLING: THE FACTS Micro-needling is used to stimulate collagen production and introduce active agents, such as growth factors and hyaluronic acid and to increase absorption. It can also be used to treat hyperpigmentation, alopecia, acne, cellulitis and scarring, amongst others. Micro-needling can cause some discomfort, but it does not require anaesthesia and after 2-3 hours […]
System used to obtain high resolution scan images of the tissues through laser. It is specially useful for the studying in macular diseases and the optic disc.
What is a biometry? It is a test that allows measuring the length of the eye and calculating the dioptric power of intraocular implants.
What is an ocular and orbital ultrasound? It is an imaging test used to obtain measurements and produce detailed images of the eye and its orbit.
Orthokeratology consists of the adaptation of a specialised contact lens that exerts a shaping effect on the cornea at night, while we sleep. In this way, when the patients take it off in the morning, they can see well throughout the day without needing glasses or contact lenses.
Intraocular lenses are implanted in the eye to correct, generally, high myopia and hyperopia. They provide an excellent quality of vision and are especially indicated in cases of amblyopia or “lazy eye”. Recently, we have started to use state-of-the-art lenses that can also correct astigmatism efficiently. These lenses respect the ocular anatomy of the eye […]
Out patient laser treatment performed on the retina in cases of retinal tears and degenerations, diabetes and vascular occlusions. Also used for the treatment of open angle glaucoma (trabeculopasty).
Treatment of subretinal neovascularitzation. Skin and eye protection is required for 24 hours.
As we get older, starting at age 40, sometimes we begin to experience changes in vision that indicate that we suffer from eyestrain or presbyopia. With the advancement of the techniques, this problem of refraction can easily be corrected by surgical intervention. Monovision Monovision is a technique in which the dominant eye is corrected […]
What is radiotherapy? Radiotherapy consists of the use of high energy rays to destroy or reduce the tumor cells of a specifically defined area. Directing radiation towards the eye helps to weaken the tumor and to stop it from growing. What types of radiotherapy are there? The two main types of radiotherapy used in ophthalmology […]
There are certain conditions which result in the eye no longer working (blindness), or causing pain and/or disfigurement because the eyeball has reduced in size, greatly altered or is absent. The eye socket can be reconstructed with various types of surgery and treatment in order to improve the patient’s cosmetic appearance. Different techniques can be […]
What is a retinography and what is it used for? A retinography consists of taking coloured photographic images to control the progression of abnormalities in the fundus of the eye.
What is scleral surgery? Scleral surgery is a surgical procedure that is normally carried out under local anaesthesia (or general anaesthesia in specific cases). It involves placing a ring, usually made of silicone, around the most external layer of the eye wall, the sclera. This ring remains sutured to the wall of the eye ball, […]
What is specular microscopy? Specular microscopy is a non-contact technique to measure the density and shape of corneal endothelial cells.
High resolution ecography of the anterior segment for the study of the cornea, iris, eye lens, ciliary body and angle. It measures diametres, depths, and thickness of the anterior segment structures.
What is ultrasonic pachymetry? Ultrasonic pachymetry measures the thickness of the corneal structure through ultrasounds.
Test to assess the transmission of the electric potentials from the retina to the occipital lobe of the brain. The most frequent application of this study are optic nerve diseases.
What is vitrectomy? Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery to treat problems of the retina and the vitreous. Retina is a light-sensitive tissue located in the back of the eye. Vitreous is the clear gel substance that fills the eye. Vitrectomy consists of the extraction of the vitreous humor fluid and, usually, replacing it […]
Treatment of the acute angle glaucoma or prophylaxis of narrow angle (iridotomy). It is also used to perform capsulotomies after cataract surgery.
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