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Refractive Surgery in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain offering Refractive Surgery.
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Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia (ICO)

Institut Comtal d’Oftalmología is a medical organisation specialising in visual health care that has been providing medical care in Barcelona for more than 25 years.


Refractive Surgery is available

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. David Andreu

General Manager

Dr. Manuel Romera

Director of the Oculopastic and Orbital Unit and the Neuro-Ophtalmology Unit / Specialist, Ocular Trauma Unit

Instituto Oftalmológico Quiron Barcelona

Instituto Oftalmológico Quiron Barcelona offers the latest and most advanced technology in eye health.


Refractive Surgery is available

Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)

The Balearic Institute of Ophthalmology – IBO is part of VISTA Oftalmólogos network of ophthalmic clinics.


Refractive Surgery is available

17 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Alfonso Castanera De Molina

Specialist in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Dr. Mutassem Dajani

Specialist in General Ophthalmology

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Refractive Surgery is available

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Refractive Surgery is available

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Angel Cilveti

Head of The Ophthalmology Department

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.


Refractive Surgery is available

Hospital Internacional Medimar

Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.


Refractive Surgery is available

Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.


Refractive Surgery is available

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.


Refractive Surgery is available

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Refractive Surgery is available

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About Refractive Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Refractive surgery

Refractive eye surgery is any eye procedure used to improve the refractive condition of the eye and eliminate or decrease dependency on contact lenses or glasses. This may consist of numerous methods of surgical remodeling of the cornea or cataract operation. The commonest methods at present use excimer lasers to reshape the cornea's curvature. Successful refractive eye procedures may reduce or cure popular vision conditions like astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia, and also degenerative conditions such as keratoconus.

Flap procedures

Excimer laser ablation is performed under a partial-thickness lamellar corneal flap

  • Automated lamellar keratoplasty
  • Laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  • Refractive Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx):

Surface procedures

The excimer laser is used to remove the most anterior part of the corneal stroma. These procedures don't need a partial-thickness cut into the stroma. Surface ablation procedures vary only in the way the epithelial layer is taken care of.

  • Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  • Transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (TransPRK)
  • Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelium Keratomileusis (LASEK)
  • Customized Transepithelial No-touch (C-TEN)

Corneal incision procedures
  • Radial keratotomy (RK)
  • Mini Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy (MARK)
  • Arcuate keratotomy (AK)
  • Limbal relaxing incisions (LRI)

Other procedures
  • Radial Keratocoagulation
  • Laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK)
  • Intrastromal corneal ring segments (Intacs
  • Phakic intraocular lens (PIOL)
  • Generally refractive surgery
  • Presbyopia correction


Ophthalmologists use many approaches to examine the results of refractive surgery and change their techniques to offer better results in the future. A few of these approaches are programmed into the devices ophthalmologists use to gauge the refraction of the eye along with the shape of the cornea, like corneal topography.

Refractive surgery may be a wise idea for you if you:
  • Want to reduce your reliance on contact lenses or glasses;
  • Are free of eye illness;
  • Accept the inherent dangers and possible side effects of the surgery;
  • Understand that you may still require contacts or glasses after the surgery to achieve your best vision;
  • Have a suitable refractive error.

There is no universally-accepted, most convenient way for correcting refractive problems. The best choice for you must be decided after an intensive discussion and evaluation with your ophthalmologist. If you are thinking about refractive surgery, you and your Eye M .D. may discuss your vision and lifestyle needs to figure out the best procedure for you.

Risks : People with particular eye ailments involving the retina or cornea, patients, and pregnant women, who have medical problems like autoimmune diseases, diabetes, glaucoma, or uncontrolled vascular disease, aren't good candidates for this surgery. Keratoconus is a progressive thinning of the cornea, which is a usual corneal illness. Keratoconus taking place after refractive surgery is known as Corneal Ectasia. It's thought that extra thinning of the cornea via refractive surgery might lead to the advancement of the condition, which may result in the need for a corneal transplant. Corneal pachymetry and topography are used to diagnose for abnormal corneas. In addition, the shape of some people's eye might not allow effective refractive surgery without taking out excessive quantities of corneal tissue. Those considering laser eye procedure must have a complete eye evaluation. Though the risk of complications is reducing in comparison to the early days of refractive surgery, there's still a little chance for serious issues. These are vision issues like dry-eye syndrome, halos, ghosting, double vision, and starbursts. With procedures which make a lasting flap in the cornea (like LASIK), there is as well the chance of accidental traumatic flap displacement years after the procedure, with possibly devastating results if not offered prompt medical attention. For patients with strabismus, risks of complications like diplopia and/or increased strabismus angle should be examined thoroughly. In the event both strabismus surgery and refractive surgery refractive are to be done, it’s suggested that the refractive surgery be performed first.

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