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Excerpts of a conversation. What do we diagnose through the eyes?

Patients information - 10/09/2018

We continue with the series of short conversations between an internal medicine doctor and ophthalmologist. A dialogue in which we aim to stress the importance of the cause and effect relations that very often [...]


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Varicose veins during pregnancy

Patients information - 24/08/2018

Summer is coming and for the majority of pregnant women, those dreaded varicose veins are coming too. Rocking a set of perfect pins while pregnant is a challenge: our legs often swell in the heat [...]


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Cataract treatment

Patients information - 20/08/2018

Cataracts are one of the most frequent causes of vision loss and are due to the loss of transparency of the crystalline lens, the natural lens inside the [...]


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Tratamientos para la obstrucción del lagrimal

Patients information - 13/08/2018

Uno de los síntomas oculares que más molestan y preocupan a la población es el exceso de lagrimeo. Aunque en muchas situaciones de exposición al frío o al viento es normal y muy frecuente que los ojos lloren, hay personas que tienen esta [...]


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Antonio: a social welfare patient

Foundation - 10/08/2018

Antonio is now two-and-a-half-years-old. He's a naughty little boy who smiles and wriggles a lot! He came to the Centre when he was just 7 months old. He lives in Cartaya—a town in the province of Huelva—with his [...]


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Mike Deo Ngarasi, a patient of the Barraquer Foundation

Foundation - 03/08/2018

I’m Mike Deo Ngarasi and I’m from Kenya. I live and work at a community project called Kiburanga Women Self Help Group in the Kuria tribe (Kenya), and I’ve been a [...]


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Strabismus and squint

Patients information - 30/07/2018

My daughter is 4 and she wears glasses to correct her strabismus. Is it normal for one eye to turn inward? There are different treatment options for strabismus. The first step is to [...]


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Möbius syndrome

Patients information - 26/07/2018

Möbius syndrome falls into the category of “rare and uncommon diseases”.  In Spain, 3 or 4 babies are born with this syndrome each year. 


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Refractive laser surgery: the SMILE technique

Patients information - 23/07/2018

Refractive surgery is an ophthalmic discipline that has significantly evolved to gain considerable levels of safety [...]


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The Masia: the urbanisation of Avenida Pearson

The center - 20/07/2018

In 1925, Dr. Ignacio Barraquer commissioned architect Joaquim Lloret to build a manor house on land that he had purchased on Avenida Pearson. Back then it was a sparsely populated [...]


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What do you know about…? Glaucoma in 4 points

Patients information - 18/07/2018

What do you really know about this degenerative eye disease? Here are some interesting facts about glaucoma: It is estimated that more than 60 million people [...]


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Are styes infectious?

Patients information - 16/07/2018

A sty is an infection of the secretory glands, related to the eyelash follicles. Generally [...]


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Interview with Dr. Gemma Julio

Research and Teaching - 13/07/2018

Dr. Gemma Julio is the deputy director of research at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre. She joined the Research Department two years ago. A pharmacy graduate, she received her PhD in [...]


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Preoperative study prior to refractive surgery

Patients information - 09/07/2018

A thorough preoperative study is always required before refractive surgery, so we can determine which surgical technique is most suitable in each case and get optimal visual outcomes that meet the expectations of [...]


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Are we born with keratoconus?

Patients information - 02/07/2018

Keratoconus is a disorder of the cornea that can make its first appearance at the age of ten, fifteen, [...]


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