Ophthalmology team

Dr. Jorge Castanera de Molina

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the UAB in 1975, specializing in Ophthalmology in 1970 and Doctor Cum Laude in 1993 is considered one of the foremost experts eye surgeons in Spain, over two decades, has been a pioneer in the application of more advanced techniques, such as the implantation of monofocal , toric and multifocal intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, Orbscan system diagnosis, or personalized refractive treatments, in which he has participated in various research projects. He is a member of the National Panel on ICL lenses since its founding. As for laser refractive surgery,he was the first ophthalmologist in Spain to start counting the practice in 1988 and has extensive experience with Excimer laser techniques in PRK, LASIK and EpiLASIK. From 2009 to nowadays he has participated in a research protocol PresbyLasik SUPRACOR algorithm for laser treatment of presbyopia.

Medical Societies:

  •  Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (S.E.O)
  •  Spanish Society of Refractive Surgery Ocular Implant (S.E.C.O.I.R)
  •  American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O)
  •  European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (E.S.C.R.S)
  •  American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (A.S.C.R.S)
  •  International Society of Refractive Surgeons (I.S.R.S)

Dra. Alicia Serra Castanera

Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 from UAB, specialist in ophthalmology. Focuses on the Institute Castanera in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of childhood eye disease and the treatment of strabismus in both child and adult. Participates in numerous courses, conferences and scientific meetings. Participates of clinical trial research on the effectiveness of different drugs for the treatment of infantile glaucoma, and also the “RTOC” (Ophthalmopaediatrics Telemedicine Network of Catalonia), to improve the diagnosis and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity)

Medical Societies:

  •  Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  •  Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (S.E.O)
  •  Spanish Society of Strabismus (S.E.E)
  •  Spanish Society of Glaucoma (S.E.G)
  •  European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS), a member of the board

Dra. Laura Broc Iturralde

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona in 1996 and specialist on ophthalmology since 2002. Master in vitreoretinal pathology at UAB College is an associate professor.

Her activity in the institute involves the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment for retinal diseases. Participates in clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of different drugs for the prevention and treatment of macular degeneration associated with age.

Medical Societies:

  •  Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  •  Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (S.E.O)
  •  Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous (S.E.R.V)

Dr. Marc Carbonell Puig

Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona and specialist in Ophthalmology at UAB. PhD student at the Department of Surgery and Morphological Sciences at UAB.

It focuses on the Institute of Ophthalmology Castanera in pathology and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and refractive surgery.

Medical Societies:

  •  Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  •  European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (E.S.C.R.S)

Dr. Pau Romera Romero

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona in 2010 and specialist in Ophthalmology in 2015 and Doctor Cum Laude in 2018 from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. During 2015-2016 he completed a Glaucoma Fellowship in the UK, at the Gloucestershire NHS Trust where he acquired surgical training in glaucoma management.

He focuses his activity at the Instituto de Oftalmología Castanera on the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, cataract surgery and the anterior segment.

Medical Societies:

  • Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  • Spanish Glaucoma Society
  • Junior member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (E.S.C.R.S)

Dra. Gemma Romeu Cerrillo

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona in 2007. Specialist in Ophthalmology.

Master’s degree in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital (University of Barcelona), a hospital where he teaches neuroophthalmology.

Its activity at the Instituto de Oftalmología Castanera is based on the diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment of childhood eye pathology, the treatment of child and adult strabismus as well as neuroophthalmology.

Medical societies:

  • Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  • Spanish Society of Strabology (S.E.E)

Dr. Alvaro Salazar Villegas

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the San Sebastián University, Chile in 2012.

An Ophthalmology specialist, he did his residency at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

Oculoplastic Observership at University Medical Center Utrecht and at The Rotterdam Eye Hospital

Master in Pathology and Surgery of the anterior segment from the UAB.

Medical societies:

  • Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  • Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (S.E.O)

He develops his activity at the Instituto Castanera as a specialist in ocular plastic surgery.

Dr. Reinaldo Cancino Muñoz

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Concepción, Chile in 2006 and specialist in Ophthalmology from the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in 2012.

Master in Refractive Surgery from the University of Barcelona.

Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology.

Medical Societies:

  • Catalan Society of Ophthalmology
  • Spanish Society of Refractive Implant Surgery (S.E.C.O.I.R)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (E.S.C.R.S)

He focuses his activity at the Castanera Ophthalmology Institute on anterior segment pathology and surgery, cataract surgery and refractive surgery.

Optometry and Nursing team

Míriam Sorell Ríos

Specialist in clinic optometry and diagnosis applied to refractive surgery

Sergio Rodríguez Tutusaus

Specialist in clinical optometry and angiography

Ester Agra Cabrera

Specialist in clinical optometry and diagnosis applied to cataract surgery

Emma Pons Sastre

Specialist in clinical optometry

Dúnia Flo Galí

Surgical nurse

Marc Soto Tolosa

Surgical technician

Administration and Patient care

Cuca Serra Castanera

Administration

Joana Serradell Soberanas

Patient Care

Lourdes Gaig Jané

Patient Care

Mireia Meseguer Costa

Patient Care