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Pediatric ophthalmology: somatization or pretense

Patients information - 07/02/2019

I think my son is pretending that he can't see properly. What should I do? If a child says that he can't see properly, you should ALWAYS take him to see a specialist, so that an ophthalmologist can [...]


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Eye check-ups at the Aspasim Foundation

Foundation - 29/01/2019

One of the main objectives of the Barraquer Foundation for the year 2019 is to boost and promote local social welfare action in order to help improve [...]


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What conditions can we diagnose through the eyes? Systemic diseases

Patients information - 22/01/2019

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


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Baby’s vision development and bottle feeding

Patients information - 08/01/2019

I’m bottle feeding my baby. I’ve been told if I don't change sides when doing so he will become cross eyed. Is this true? This statement is not completely true. In


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Types of cataracts

Patients information - 19/12/2018

The crystalline lens is a transparent lens that, over the years, or for specific reasons, becomes opaque, taking on a colour that can range from yellow to brownish-black in the most advanced cases. The term


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Dr. Elena Barraquer receives the Excellence Award from the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

The center - 13/12/2018

The Queen Sofia Spanish Institute awarded on Wednesday December 12 in New York to tenor Placido Domingo and ophthalmologist Elena Barraquer for their excellence and for being “an example of how wisdom can be used for the benefit [...]


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Cataract and glaucoma. New minimally invasive techniques

Patients information - 11/12/2018

Cataract and glaucoma are two eye conditions with different aetiologies but [...]


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Can I take tablets for motion sickness if I have glaucoma?

Patients information - 03/12/2018

Motion sickness, also known as kinetosis, is an unpleasant feeling of instability accompanied by digestion issues and other symptoms such as yawning, nausea, cold sweat, paleness and even vomiting. Travel [...]


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Barraquer Spain’s number one in Private Ophthalmology for 2018

The center - 29/11/2018

The Health Reputation Monitor (Monitor de Reputación Sanitaria, MRS) published the fifth edition of its reputation evaluation. The Barraquer Ophthalmology [...]


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Lagophthalmos

Patients information - 28/11/2018

Lagophthalmos is the inability to close the eyelids completely, leaving a half-opened, exposed space between the upper and lower eyelids. As the surface of the eye is then exposed without full blinking [...]


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Dr. Jeroni Nadal appointed president of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology

The center - 27/11/2018

  Dr. Jeroni Nadal was named the new president of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology during the 49th congress of this institution. [...]


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Barraquer at the 49th Congress of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology

Patients information - 22/11/2018

The 49th Congress of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology begins today, Thursday, November 22, and will last until Saturday, November 24, at the Axa Auditorium in Barcelona. In this new [...]


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Looking after a baby’s eyes

Patients information - 20/11/2018

Universal Children's Day is celebrated on November 20. We join this celebration with some eye care advice for babys. Sight is one of a human being’s most [...]


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Josefa and Alejandra: Barraquer Foundation patients

Foundation - 19/11/2018

Josefa has been a patient of the Barraquer Foundation since 1970. She came to Barcelona from Madrid, where she was living, because her partner found out about the Clinic through some relatives who had visited it [...]


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“La Caixa” Banking Foundation gives a grant for research on which the Barraquer Institute works

Research and Teaching - 13/11/2018

Last week took place grant award ceremony of the research grant of "La Caixa" Banking [...]


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Testimonials

  • Belinda Washington "The work the Foundation does is fantastic! The aim is very good: helping to [...]
  • Albert Om "The Barraquer Clinic is a independent mini-state visited by people from all [...]
  • Plácido Domingo "In addition to his scientific knowledge and his wonderful and complete [...]
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