What is 'Tinguem vista'?
Tinguem vista is an initiative of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre to promote a healthy environment because we are aware of how it affects our own health, in addition to the responsibility we have in protecting it.
We take care of our patients and collaborators, but we want to go beyond the healthcare field to also leave a mark on the planet. Thanks to this campaign, every year we will join forces with leading entities to contribute to different causes through local actions related to the preservation of biodiversity, care for the environment and sustainability.
Protection of marine biodiversity
The first cause of this initiative has started in 2021 and it is the rescue of an animal belonging to a threatened species. Barraquer has sponsored a Mediterranean turtle, covering the entire process of rescue, recovery and reintroduction to its natural environment. This action has been carried out through a collaboration with the CRAM Foundation, a reference centre for the conservation of marine fauna of the Catalan coast.
Bernarda turtle history
The sponsored marine specimen, Bernarda, was rescued on August 29, 2021 at Playa de la Pineda (Vila-Seca, Tarragona) by the Clinic and Rescue team of the CRAM Foundation. The operation was possible thanks to the collaboration of Salvamento Marítimo, which provided a jet ski and a stretcher. Although she weighed more than 24 kilos, carrying Bernarda was easy, as her weakened state barely allowed her to resist.
Upon admission to the CRAM turtle ICU, Bernarda presented a general poor condition: peeling of the skin, damage to all the fins, inflammation of the ocular conjunctiva, dehydration and low weight. In her X-rays, a large amount of indigestible material (mainly plastic) and even a whole bottle of eye drops was found. The CRAM team, which performed all the diagnostic tests and treated Bernarda, believes that some chemical or burning water could have fallen on her, scorching her skin and shell.
Bernarda will remain at the CRAM Foundation facilities and will continue to receive constant veterinary monitoring until her complete recovery. Courage, Bernarda!
Bernarda's complete story is available in the attached dossier of the downloadable material, at the bottom of this page.
Sostenibilidad para impulsar la salud
Una gestión cuidadosa de la biodiversidad marina resulta clave para un futuro sostenible y vital para la salud de las personas. Los océanos cubren las tres cuartas partes de la superficie de la Tierra, contienen el 97% del agua del planeta y el sustento de más de tres mil millones de personas depende de su biodiversidad.
Por ello, el Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer realiza con esta iniciativa su aportación para ayudar a alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) promovidos por las Naciones Unidas, contribuyendo al ODS 14 en la conservación y utilización sostenible de los recursos marinos.