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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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  • 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 [...]

  • The magazine ‘The Ophthalmologist’ chooses Dr. Jorge Alió as the tenth most influential ophthalmologist in the world

    The magazine ‘The Ophthalmologist’ chooses Dr. Jorge Alió as the tenth most influential ophthalmologist in the world

    Dr. Jorge Alió y Sanz, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and founder of Vissum is considered to be the world's tenth most important professional in the sector by the prestigious magazine 'The Ophthalmologist' in a list of one hundred leading professionals ('The Powerlist 2016'). This is the second time that Jorge Alió has appeared in this classification, whose first edition dates from 2014. From creating the concept of micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS) to leading much of the research in the field of refractive surgery, Dr. Alió is noted for his extensive career in teaching, research and clinical and surgical practice. Dr. Alió has published 86 books and been co-author of another 323. He has published over 700 articles in national and international scientific journals and has received numerous international awards for his research in ocular neovascularisation, preventive ophthalmology, refractive surgery and anterior segment surgery.   [...]