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Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the alteration of the retina generated by diabetes mellitus. This disease is increasing in the number of people affected by it worldwide and an estimated 415 million adults have diabetes at the [...]

  • Qué es el nervio óptico y cómo funciona

What is the optic nerve and how does it work?

The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting the signals that the eye perceives to our brain. The brain will then interpret these signals coming from external stimuli in order to form a mental image of [...]

What is vision therapy? A specialised treatment for children with ‘lazy eye’

We say that a child has a lazy eye or suffers from amblyopia when one or both eyes have decreased vision. It is a delay in the development of the visual function that can be [...]

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  • Dr. Marta Figueroa invited to XXX Jules Gonin Club meeting

    Dr. Marta Figueroa invited to XXX Jules Gonin Club meeting

    Dr. Marta S. Figueroa participated last weekend at the thirtieth meeting of the Jules Gonin Club held in Bordeaux. This international meeting is held every three years and its members are a small group of retina experts who discuss developments in the treatment of retinal diseases. Dr. Marta S. Figueroa was invited to moderate a discussion on retina surgery and present her results on a new treatment for macular holes in patients with high myopia. These macular holes are harder to close than those occurring in patients who are not myopic and different surgical techniques are currently being investigated with very promising initial results. A little history: Jules Gonin was a Franco-Swiss ophthalmologist who, in the 1920s, greatly improved retinal surgery, a specialisation that had, up until that time, experienced a low success rate in cataract surgery. Specifically, it was considered that retinal tears were the cause and not the [...]

  • Our retina experts participate as speakers in the Macula 2016 international conference held in Barcelona

    Our retina experts participate as speakers in the Macula 2016 international conference held in Barcelona

      Doctors Marta S. Figueroa and José María Ruiz Moreno participated as speakers in Macula 2016, which was recently held in Barcelona, taking part in a series of talks addressing the diagnosis and treatment of macular pathology. The event was attended by national and international speakers and it addressed the latest issues in the field of the retina. Dr. Marta S. Figueroa gave two lectures in the series of talks on surgery, "Retinoschisis and lamellar holes" and "Salvage therapy in maculopathy associated with optic nerve cupping" the former dealing with the surgical treatment of severe macular lesions in patients with high levels of myopia. The second suggested a surgical salvage therapy for those eyes in which macular lesions were not resolved with the first surgery. Professor Ruiz Moreno presented a study on the thickness of the choroid in myopic patients, and how it influences the visual acuity of people suffering [...]

  • Our Medical Director presents the findings of the first survey on diabetic macular oedema, carried out by Bayer, at a press conference

    Our Medical Director presents the findings of the first survey on diabetic macular oedema, carried out by Bayer, at a press conference

    At a press conference held on Thursday 26 May the President of the Spanish Vitreoretinal Society (SERV) and Medical Director of Vissum, Professor, José María Ruiz Moreno, presented the findings of the First Survey on Diabetic Macular Oedema, sponsored by the Bayer laboratories in Spain and approved by SERV, the Groups Studying Diabetes in Primary Care Network (RedGDPS) and the Spanish Diabetes Federation (FEDE). Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of legal blindness in adults under 50 years of age, although a majority of the Spanish population is unaware of this fact. The survey, which involved 1,000 people aged between 30 and 65, also revealed that only about 3 in 10 (26%) know with any certainty that a patient with diabetes should have an eye test at least once a year and only 32% had heard of diabetic retinopathy. In fact, younger adults, aged between 30 and 49 years [...]