• IMO Barcelona Eye Hospital (Spain) - IMO Ophthalmology Hospital
  • IMO Barcelona Eye Hospital (Spain) - IMO Ophthalmology Hospital

Meet the best ophthalmologists (eye doctors) at the IMO Barcelona Ophthalmology Hospital (Spain)

Several ophthalmologists at the IMO Barcelona Eye Hospital have received excellence awards that place them among the best ophthalmologists in the world:

Doctor Borja Corcóstegui (cataract specialist and IMO Barcelona Hospital director) received in 2019 the award from the Gaudí Gresol Prizes for his 40 years of successful dedication in ophthalmology. In 2013, he has considered the highest rated Spanish ophthalmologist, according to the health reputation monitor.

In 2019, Doctor José García-Arumí (retina specialist) has been appointed President of the SERV (Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society).

In 2016,  Doctor José Luis Güell (retina and cornea specialist) has been awarded by his European colleagues with the highest honour as a corneal surgeon.

In November 2017, the IMO Barcelona Eye Hospital received an award of excellence for its contribution to the advancement of artificial vision with the implantation of the new retina chip Iris® II.

Doctor Borja Corcóstegui

Doctor Borja Corcóstegui

Ophthalmologist. Retina specialist: retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), intraocular tumours, uveitis, retinal vascular disease, diabetic macular edema, eye floaters and flashes.

Co-founder and medical director at the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
Coordinator of the Vitreo-Retinal Department.
In 2014, he was considered the most highly rated Spanish ophthalmologist, according to the health reputation monitor.
Pioneer in the introduction and development of the vitrectomy in Europe.
Researcher into genetics of the retina.
Lecturer on the Master’s Course in Retina and Vitreous.
President of the Scientific Board at the European School of Advanced Studies in Ophtalmology, ESASO, in Lugano (Switzerland).
He has actively participated in the development of surgical instruments and techniques for vitreoretinal surgery and in projects, such as the retinal chip, research into retinitis pigmentosa and the development of new pharmaceuticals for the treatment of eye diseases.
Postdoctoral training at Wills Eye Hospital of Philadelphia and New York Hospital (U.S.A.). Member of the Retina Group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Medicine at Vall d’Hebron Hospital and director of the Vitreoretinal Department.
Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
Permanent member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia (RAMC).
Medical registration number: 9,273
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor José García-Arumí

Doctor José García-Arumí

Ophthalmologist. Retina specialist: diabetic retinopathy and complex retinal detachment cases. Pioneer in macular hole surgery, intraocular tumours and retinal vascular disease.

Co-founder of the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
President of the Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous (SERV).
Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology.
Lecturer on the Master’s Course in Retina and Vitreous.
University Professor of Ophthalmology at the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona) (Spain), Co-ordinator of the Ophthalmology knowledge area at the Medical Faculty of the UAB.
Chief of Ophthalmology Service at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona, Spain) and Director of the Biomedical Research Unit in Ophthalmology at the same hospital since 2007.
Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Barcelona.
Liaison Leader of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) in Europe, member of the board of directors of EURETINA, member of the board of directors of the Club Jules Gonin, founding member and professor at the ESASO (European School of Advanced Studies in Opthalmology).
Coordinator of the book ‘Ocular Traumatology’ (‘Traumatología Ocular’), a guide to eye injuries with the participation of more than a hundred specialists.
Medical registration number: 17,215
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor José Luis Güell

Doctor José Luis Güell

Ophthalmologist. Cornea specialist (lamellar and endothelial keratoplasty), complex cataract surgery and anterior segment reconstruction procedures: keratoprothesis, refractive surgery, Excimer Laser and femtosecond laser, implantation of phakic intraocular lenses (Artisan-Artiflex) and intrastromal corneal rings.

Founding partner of the IMO hospital in Barcelona (Spain).
Co-ordinator of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department.
Doctor of Ophthalmology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain) and co-ordinator of Anterior Segment at the ‘European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology’ (ESASO) (USI of Lugano); President of the ‘European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists‘ (EUCORNEA); Lecturer in the Master’s Course in Cornea and Refractive Surgery and in the Master’s Course in Anterior Segment run by IMO Barcelona.
President of the IMO Foundation Barcelona (Spain).
More than 700 publications.
Fellowship in the Cornea Unit of the ‘Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department at Emory University’ (Atlanta, USA). In 1999 he presented his “Cum Laude” doctoral thesis ‘Laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis’. Development of the technique for the correction of myopia and astigmatism at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 20,305
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Carlos Mateo

Doctor Carlos Mateo

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in macular disease associated with high myopia, retinal detachment, severe eye trauma, macular indentation, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), retinal vascular disease, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

More than 30 years experience in retinal surgery.
Founding partner of the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
He introduced Macular Translocation techniques as a treatment for Subretinal Neovascularization in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and High Myopia in Spain.
Associate professor on the Master’s Course in Retina and Vitreous run by IMO Barcelona and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Teacher on the retina modules at the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO).
Medical registration number: 17,494
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Ramón Medel

Doctor Ramón Medel

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in the treatment of eyelid and orbital pathologies and malpositions, orbital tumour surgery, orbital reconstruction for thyroid-related orbitopathy, eye aesthetics (eyelids, eyebrows and the periocular region). Specialist in tear duct surgery.

Co-ordinator of the Oculoplastic Surgery Department at the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
Lecturer on the Master’s Course in Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery run by IMO Barcelona and at the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
European reference in the management of orbital pathology.
He introduced transconjunctival midface lift in Europe.
Pioneer in eyelid ptosis techniques, such as direct front flap.
Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, U.K. (1995-1996).
He was an observer at the Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery Unit at the USLA Jules Stein Eye Center, Los Angeles (USA) in 2002.
Ophthalmologist of the Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery department at the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Medicine at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital (Barcelona, Spain).
Medical registration number: 27,168
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Anniken Burés

Doctor Anniken Burés

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in uveitis and inflammatory and infectious retina disease. Specialist in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and hereditary retinal disease.

Her field of investigation addresses inflammatory and infectious retinal diseases, congenital, acquired and degenerative illnesses of the retina, with special attention to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She collaborates in the investigation of diseases and medical and surgical treatment of the retina.
Lecturer on the Master’s Course in Retina and Vitreous run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Member of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee (CREC).
She participates in clinical trials and supports genetic research at the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain). Scholarship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden).
She gained proven research experience on the Surgical Doctorate Programme run by the UAB and in the same year, she did an Observership in the Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery department at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (U.K.)
Medical registration number: 37,530
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Óscar Gris

Doctor Óscar Gris

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in cornea, keratoconus, Pterygium surgery, refractive surgery and cataract (through a small incision). Expert in new techniques for corneal transplantation, limbal transplantation, amniotic membrane transplantation and stem cell treatments.

More than 20 years experience in the management of corneal pathology.
Specialist in corneal, conjunctival and ocular surface pathologies and their surgical treatments, as well as in small-incision cataract surgery.
Among the surgical techniques that he has worked on and researched, the ones that most stand out are: corneal transplantation, limbus transplantation and amniotic membrane transplantation for the treatment of ocular surface pathology.
Lecturer on the Master’s Course in Cornea and Refractive Surgery and on the Master’s Course in Anterior Segment run by IMO Barcelona and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
Fellowship in corneal pathology and external ocular illnesses at the Emory University of Atlanta (USA), under the leadership of Doctor Doyle Stulting in 1996.
Medical registration number: 28,186
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Isabel Nieto

Doctor Isabel Nieto

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in Cornea, Refractive Surgery, complex cataract associated with vitreoretinal pathology, diabetic cataract and cataract in patients previously operated on by vitrectomy.

Founding partner of the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
More than 30 years experience and a pioneer in the application of the phacoemulsification technique.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) in Anterior Segment and in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. Lecturer at the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
Ophthalmologist collaborator at the Retina Vitreous Centre of Barcelona, led by Borja Corcostegui (1988-1995) and Head of the Vitreoretinal Surgical Unit at the Fundació Sardà Farriol of Barcelona, collaborating also as a surgeon (1991-1997).
Medical registration number: 15,212
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Elena Arrondo

Doctor Elena Arrondo

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in glaucoma and the optic nerve.

Extensive experience in secondary and myopic glaucoma.
Expert in the medical treatment and non-perforating surgery of glaucoma.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment.
She has participated in clinical trials related to the treatment of Glaucoma and in trials with implants to reduce intraocular pressure. Lecturer in Ocular Pathology at the School of Optics of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2001-2003).
Medical registration number: 32,348.
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Judit Domingo

Doctor Judit Domingo

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in genetic retinal dystrophies.

Postdoctoral researcher at the IMO Barcelona (Spain) Foundation.
She participates in the study of new retina dystrophy genes.
Doctor in Molecular Biology from Stockholm University and a Master’s degree in Genetics and Genomics from the University of Barcelona.
Medical registration number: 22,237-C
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Daniel Elies

Doctor Daniel Elies

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in cornea, refractive surgery, implantation of phakic intraocular lenses, ICL intraocular lenses, intrastromal corneal rings and cataract.

Pioneer in the implantation of ICL intraocular lenses in Spain.
Expert in the use of the Excimer and femtosecond lasers and specialist in the implantation of phakic intraocular lenses (Artisan-Artiflex), ICL intraocular lenses and intrastromal corneal rings.
National reference in live cataract and refractive surgery at congresses.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Cornea and Refractive Surgery and in Anterior Segment run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 29,831
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Sílvia Freixes

Doctor Sílvia Freixes

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in the optic nerve and in secondary and myopic glaucomas.

Extensive experience in complex cases. Specialist in the implantation of valves and drainage devices.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Glaucoma run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
Member of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee (CREC).
Medical registration number: 30,762
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Mercè Morral

Doctor Mercè Morral

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in cornea, refractive surgery, dry eye, cataract and ocular surface disorders.

She trained as a specialist at IMO Barcelona (2006-2007). She worked in the United Kingdom as a refractive surgeon with Dan Z. Reinstein at London Vision Clinic (2011-2014), where she participated in different research projects. She has also spent time at international centres such as the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was attached to Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA), in 2014, with doctors Reza Dana and Pedram Hamrah and at the Price Vision Group, Indianapolis (USA), in 2007 with Dr. Francis Prize.
Medical registration number: 36,914
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Rafael Navarro

Doctor Rafael Navarro

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in vitreous, retina, macula, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal diseases.

Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Vitreous Retina run by IMO Barcelona (Spain)
He participates in clinical trials and supports genetic research at IMO Barcelona (Spain)
Lecturer at the ESASO (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology).
Lecturer in ophthalmology at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona (1997-1999). Retina specialist at the San Pablo Hospital of Barcelona (1994-2004) and retina specialist at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (2005-2006).
Medical registration number: 28,468
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Charlotte Wolley Dod

Doctor Charlotte Wolley Dod

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in paediatric ophthalmology, amblyopia and strabismus in children and adults.

Specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye muscles in both children and adults.
Since she finished her training at the University of Manchester, in the United Kingdom, she has given different teaching courses in universities, ophthalmology institutes and hospitals.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology run by IMO Barcelona (Spain).
Attached to the Paediatric Ophthalmology department of the Maternity Hospital of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital Campus (Barcelona, Spain)
Member of the Spanish Society of Strabismus.
Medical registration number: 33,017
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Esther Pomares

Doctor Esther Pomares

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in genetic diagnosis and in research into molecular ophthalmology.

Co-ordinator of the Genetics Department at the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
Assistant Director of the IMO Barcelona Foundation.
Doctor in Genetics (extraordinary doctorate award) and Master’s degree in Experimental Biology (University of Barcelona).
Medical registration number: 21.659 -C
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Miriam Barbany

Doctor Miriam Barbany

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in corneal, conjunctival and ocular surface pathologies. Expert in small-incision cataract surgery, in corneal transplantion and limbal transplantation.

Observership in corneal pathologies and corneal transplants at the Rouen University Hospital (France) under the leadership of Prof. Muraine in 2015.
Medical registration number: 47,157
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Marina Riera

Doctor Marina Riera

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in genetic retinal dystrophies.

Postdoctoral researcher at the IMO Barcelona (Spain) Foundation.
She participates in studies about the genetical implications of clinical treatments
She has a Doctorate in Genetics and a Master’s Degree in Genetics and Development Biology from the University of Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 21.871 -C
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Cecilia Salinas

Doctor Cecilia Salinas

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in retina, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.

Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Retina and Vireous and the Master’s Degree in Anterior Segment run by IMO Barcelona (Spain).
Lecturer on the postgraduate course in Ocular Photography at the Institute of Ocular Microsurgery.
President of the Quality Committee at the IMO hospital of Barcelona (Spain).
She specializes in complementary tests in ophthalmology: Ultrasound – UBM and ocular electrophysiology.
Medical registration number: 39,500
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Juan Carlos Sánchez

Doctor Juan Carlos Sánchez

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in ophthalmic and orbital plastic surgery, eyelids (blepharoplasty) and tear duct surgery.

His speciality is the medical and surgical treatment of eyelid and tear duct disorders.
Ophthalmologist specialized in oculoplastics at the IMO Barcelona; after having finished his Master’s course in Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery run by the IMO Barcelona, and his Speciality in Ophthalmology at the Juan Ramón Jiménez Hospital and at the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery run by IMO Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 53,021
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Luz María Vásquez

Doctor Luz María Vásquez

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in blepharoplasty, tear duct surgery and rejuvenation with fillers and botulinum toxin. Expert in non-surgical treatment of eye-circles and other signs of ageing.

Ophthalmologist specialized in oculoplastics, after having finished her Master’s course in Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery run by the IMO Barcelona, and at the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Fellowship in Ocular Oncology at the University of Toronto, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children and St. Michael’s Hospital (Canada, from 2006 to 2008).
Her speciality is the treatment of eyelid and tear duct pathologies and malpositions, as well as eye area aesthetics (eyelids, eyebrows and periocular region) and facial aesthetics. She has also done in-depth research into the reconstruction of tear duct problems.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Ophthalmic and Orbital Plastic Surgery run by IMO Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 47,779
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor José Visa

Doctor José Visa

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in paediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, diplopia and ocular deviation in adults.

Partner at the IMO hospital Barcelona (Spain).
Vice President of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
President of the Spanish Society of Strabismus (2012 – 2016).
Medical registration number: 16,436
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Ana Wert

Doctor Ana Wert

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in paediatric ophthalmology, diplopia and strabismus in children and adults.

She has done in-depth research into the development of a child’s vision and vision rehabilitation. From 2005 to 2007 she did internships in the Paediatric Ophthalmology Unit at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, the La Paz Hospital and the Strabismus Unit at the “Centre of Ocular Diagnosis and Therapy” (Centro de Diagnóstico y Terapéutica Ocular (DYTO) with Dr. Galán.
Leading member of the Spanish Society of Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology run by IMO Barcelona (Spain)
Medical registration number: 37,711
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Victor Abad

Doctor Victor Abad

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in genetic retinal dystrophies.

He has a doctorate in Genetics and a Master’s Degree in Development Biology and Human Genetics from the University of Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 22,152 -C
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Felicidad Manero

Doctor Felicidad Manero

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in ocular surface diseases, anterior segment, corneal and refractive surgery.

Vice President of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology.
Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Corneal and Refractive Surgery run by IMO Barcelona (Spain) and the Medical Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
Medical registration number: 24,913
Languages: Spanish and English.

Doctor Laia Pascual

Doctor Laia Pascual

Ophthalmologist. Specialist in the optic nerve and in medical, laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma.

Expert in patients who have had their eyes operated on already and in complex cases.
Wide experience in secondary and myopic glaucoma.
Medical registration number: 37,043
Languages: Spanish and English.

Facilities of the IMO Barcelona Eye Hospital (Spain)

Centre specialized in ophthalmology

23,000 m2

70 consulting rooms

8 certified operating rooms (maximum standards of hygiene and safety, latest technology)

Team of 180 professionals

IMO Ophthalmological Hospital Barcelona (Spain)

DO YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IMO BARCELONA EYE DOCTORS?

You can also contact us on WhatsApp or Viber at +34 657 460 421.

If you want a quote, please send a recent medical report.

Briefly describe your case or indicate which specialist you wish to fix the appointment with:
Indicate several dates that would suit you in order to fix the appointment:
I have read and accept the terms and conditions of use *
IMO eye hospital Barcelona Spain - IMO Ophthalmology Center Barcelona Spain

IMO Eye Hospital

Ophthalmology Hospital

Carrer Josep Maria Lladó, 3, 08035 Barcelona (Spain)

IMO eye hospital Barcelona Spain - IMO Ophthalmology Center Barcelona Spain