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Medical team

Dr. Borja Salvador Culla


Dr. Borja Salvador is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Barraquer Eye Hospital UAE. He carries with him over 17 years of experience in Ophthalmology care.

Dr. Borja has been awarded from some of the most prestigious entities around the world and has been recognized for his multiple research papers that are published in various peer-reviewed Ophthalmology journals. Dr. Borja did his Residency training in Barraquer Ophthalmology center in Barcelona between 2005 and 2009 and re-joined in 2016 as a Consultant after completing his fellowship training in the United States of America and United Kingdom. In Barraquer (Barcelona) he was also the Academic Director of the Anterior Segment Master’s program between 2018 and 2020. Dr. Borja carries with him a vast pool of knowledge for treating over 40 different conditions in Ophthalmology, specializing in anterior segment, cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery.

Professional activity

  • He is an ophthalmologist in the areas of the cornea and ocular surface, refractive surgery and cataracts at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre.
  • Content coordinator and lecturer on the Anterior Segment Master’s Degree at the Barraquer Institute.
  • Chairperson of the Research Ethics Committee of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre.
  • Joaquin Rutllán prize 2008: Awarded to the best scientific article published on a topic of choice in relation to Ophthalmology. 2nd prize for “Intrastromal rings and corneal hysteresis in Keratoconus. Preliminary results. Anales del Instituto Barraquer. 2008;37(3-4):109-116”.
  • TEDEC-MEIJI FARMA prize 2007-2008:  Awarded to the best poster presented at an Ophthalmology Meeting by a resident from the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, for “Pseudophakic capsular block syndrome. Presented at the 2008 84th Spanish Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting”.
  • ALCON prize 2018: Awarded to the best scientific article published by a consultant from the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, for “Outcomes of Penetrating Keratoplasty following Autologous Cultivated Limbal Epithelial Stem Cell Transplantation. Stem Cells. 2018 Jun;36(6):925-931”.