Prof. Rafael L Barraquer

Medical Director


The Professor is currently the Medical Director of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre and Teaching Director of the Accredited Unit for the Training of Specialists in Ophthalmology on the Official House Officer (MIR) program. He is Vice-President and Teaching Director of the Barraquer Institute, Associate Professorof Ophthalmology of the UAB—where he is also Holder of the Joaquin Barraquer Chair in Ophthalmology Research—, President of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) and Professor of Ophthalmology at the International University of Catalonia His main areas of interest in research are anterior segment diseases and surgery, particularly the cornea, refractive surgery and crystalline lens substitutes (Faco-Ersatz project), as well as conservative treatment of eye tumors.

Areas of Experience
  • Cataracts
  • Refractive surgery
  • Cornea and ocular surface
  • Oncology ocular
Hospital: Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre