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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Joan Prat Bartomeu

Paediatric ophthalmologist
Head of Research and Innovation at the Ophthalmology Department

Expert in

Oculoplastic Surgery. Paediatric Ophthalmology. Orbit and lachrymal ducts


Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Portuguese

I lead the paediatric Oculoplastic Unit. Indeed, our Department was the first in Europe to develop this sub-specialty. I also work in biotechnological innovation, developing exploratory devices. I also collaborate with two African countries, training local ophthalmologists in Paediatric Ophthalmology in Mozambique and Senegal. I am the director of a Master's degree in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Barcelona, the first and only one degree course of this kind in the country. I am the president of the Spanish Eye and Orbital Plastic Surgery Society (SECPOO) and I have been Head of the Paediatric Ophthalmology Department until 2022. "I believe in disseminating the best paediatric ophthalmology practices throughout the world, and if I don't have a solution for something, I will seek it out". 


  • PhD in Surgery. Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2002.
  • Specialty in Ophthalmology. Bellvitge University Hospital, 2002.
  • Specialty in eye orbit. University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela (CHUS), 1991.
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery. Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1985.


International experience

  • Speciality in orbital disorders. Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, 1991.

Scientific activity

Research projects:

  • Protocol for treatment of congenital tear duct obstruction.
  • Possibilities of levator resection in congenital ptosis.
  • Changes in optical pathway diameter in NF1.
  • Applications of pupillography in children.
  • Contributions of video-oculography in strabismus surgery.
  • Early diagnosis of schizophrenia by ocular motility digitisation.
  • Treatment of Usher syndrome.

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