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We are a benchmark Hospital on national and international levels in the diagnosis and treatment of children with vision problems.

In the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Ophthalmology Department we diagnose and treat children with vision problems, whatever the complexity

We provide care with the highest level of sub-specialisation for all conditions which can affect the different parts of the eye: retina, pupil, eyelid, eyeball, lachrymal gland, optic nerve, musculature, etc.

Eight CSUR accreditations from the Spanish Ministry of Health

We possess eight CSUR accreditations from the Spanish Ministry of Health, making us a benchmark centre on a national level in the treatment of congenital glaucoma and infantile glaucoma, penetrating keratoplasty in children, extraocular and intraocular tumours in children, orbital tumours, congenital alterations of ocular development (alterations of the eyeball and eyelids), pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, complex cataract in children and hereditary retinal dystrophies.

Non-invasive technology adapted to pediatric patients

At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we have unique human and technical resources to examine and treat children's eyes in the least invasive and most appropriate way possible, even if a child has trouble sitting still, and in most cases without the need for anaesthesia.

Subspecialities of Paediatric Ophthalmology

Excellence and Experience

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital treats more children with eye problems than any other centre in Spain. Our specialists have an excellent track record and a huge amount of experience in diagnosing not only highly complex vision problems, but also more common ones.

Ocular oncology

Ophthalmologists and oncologists work together in the multidisciplinary retinoblastoma and orbital tumours unit. We treat oncology patients who also suffer from eye conditions.

Paediatric cataract surgery

We treat, diagnose and operate in this illness, including in children under 2 years of age. We have expert surgeons and ophthalmologists.


Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment in the setting of a multidisciplinary unit. We are the only national reference centre for this illness.

Congenital glaucoma

We are a national reference centre for the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric glaucoma, including both primary forms and forms associated with other pathologies.

Plastic surgery of the eye and eye socket

We reconstruct eye sockets that have been affected by cancer or other issues. We are specialists in surgical treatment of malformations of the eyelid and infant eye prostheses.

It is not covered by public health

Rare eye diseases

Ophthalmologists, geneticists and other specialists work together in pathologies such as retinal dystrophy, Lowe syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and neurofibromatosis.

It is not covered by public health


At the forefront of knowledge

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department makes research in many areas

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