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Ophthalmology: what makes us different

Our wide-ranging experience

  • The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is one of the busiest in the country, handling on average more than 120 visits a day and approximately 4-5 surgeries a day. This huge volume of patients, as well as the complexity of many of the cases, makes us a leading centre of national and international recognition.
  • We have a team of 12 ophthalmologists sub-specialising in the 8 branches of the different conditions that affect children's eyes. We also rely on a group of 6 paediatric optometrists. Because of this, our Ophthalmology Department has more accreditations than any other leading centre in Spain .
  • Examining children's eyes is not always easy. As paediatric specialists,  we have the experience and technology to adjust to a specific patient's characteristics.

Technology adapted for children

  • At our hospital, we have added and developed state-of-the-art technology specifically adapted to children's eyes . For example, the GazeLab device allows the movement of children's eyes to be studied, to accurately digitally record diseases affecting the eye's biomechanics, such as strabismus .

Rapid diagnosis

  • In certain circumstances, we are able to activate an express rapid-diagnostic protocol (a few days) in which each of our sub-specialists, by using the appropriate technologies, study all parts of the eye in order to reach a diagnostic consensus.