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General Information

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We use our eyes to see life and so Vithas Xanit International Hospital has developed a highly influential Ophthalmology Department in this area. Our strong vision care programme has made us the first private hospital in the province to have a surgery for evaluating and treatment of poor vision.

Our Ophthalmology department can offer you solutions based on knowledge and experience of a team of professionals and advanced technology.

Our service portfolio includes all currently available diagnosis and therapeutic procedures from clinical consultation to the therapeutic procedure required to solve your problem.


  • General ophthalmology.
  • Specific consultations (glaucoma, retina, etc.).
  • Screening consultations (checks, glaucoma prevention, diabetic retinopathy, AMD, Amblyopia (lazy eye) in children, etc.).
  • Poor vision and optometry consultation.
  • Consultation for visual rehabilitation, treatment of amblyopia, alternations in binocular vision, etc.
  • Adapting optical systems for poor vision, specific filters, adapting prismatic corrections.
  • Adapting refractive contact lenses, orthoptics, keratonconus, corneal tattoo for aniridia, etc.

Complementary examinations
  • Campimetry.
  • Retinography.
  • Angiography with fluorescein.
  • Ocular scan.
  • Dacryocystography.
  • Study on dry syndrome.
  • Gonioscopy.
  • O.C.T.
  • Corneal topography.
  • Aberrometry.

Laser Treatments
  • Capsulotomy with YAG laser.
  • Iridotomy with YAG laser.
  • Other uses for the YAG.
  • Photo-coagulation with Argon laser: 
  • Panphotocoagulation (diabetes, thrombosis).
  • Photocoagulation of tears and lesions on the retina periphery.
  • Trabeculoplasty.

  • Eyelid surgery.
  • Tear duct surgery.

Ocular Surface Surgery
  • Pterygium.
  • Conjunctival tumours, biopsies.
  • Recovering with amniotic membrane.
  • Corneal surgery assisted by femtosecond laser.
  • Implant of corneal rings and segments in corneal ectasia and keratonconus.

Glaucoma Surgery
  • Perforating or non perforating trabeculectomy With or without antimetabolites.
  • Implant of Ahmed valves.
  • Mini-Express implants.
  • Other filtering procedures.

Cataract Surgery
  • Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implant.
  • Other procedures for cataract surgery in special cases.

Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina detachment.
  • Extrascleral surgery.
  • Vitrectomy.
  • Extrascleral/vitrectomy combined procedure.

Treatment of Proliferate Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vitrectomy on hemovitreous.
  • Detachment of tractional retina.
  • Treatment of refractory macular oedema.
  • Steroids (triamcinolone).
  • Delayed release steroids (Ozurdex).
  • Treatment of neovascular glaucoma.
  • Treatment of epiretinal membranes.
  • 25 or 23G vitrectomy leading to extracting epimacular membranes or the MLI.

Vitreomacular Traction (macular hole)
  • 25 or 23G vitrectomy leading to eliminating tractions in the macular hole.
  • Treatment of other retina pathologies.
  • Macular pathology in myopic.
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Venous obstructions of the retina.

Refractive surgery
  • Surgical treatment of refractive errors: myopia, hypermetropia, stigmatism by means of intraocular refractive surgery (refractive lenses, toric lenses).
  • Treatment of refractive errors: myopia, hypermetropia, stigmatism by LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis). To do this we have the currently most advanced laser platform that includes a Femtosecond laser.


  • Dr. Cilveti, Ángel
  • Dra. Kamal Salah, Radua
  • Dra. Lapeira, Margarita
  • Dr. Martínez, Miguel
  • Dr. Rachwani, Navin
  • D. Roca, Ricardo
  • D. Vila, José


Preguntas frecuentes: 

Why do I have eye discomfort, a frequent sense of dryness and tearing which worsens at the end of the day?

Dry eye syndrome is the most common medical consult in ophthalmology.

The surface of the eye, bathed by the tear film, is the first defence in any aggression (environmental contamination, extreme temperatures, solar radiation, etc.). With age and hormonal changes the tear film gets altered, provoking eye dryness; other times taking medication, immunological diseases or blepharitis can be the cause of the syndrome.

The symptoms vary from a sensation of a foreign body, photophobia to tearing until seeing is difficult.  Treatment includes dealing with the cause which provokes the dryness if possible, use artificial tears and occlude the lacrimal punctums so that the tear can remain in contact with the eye for the longest time possible, among others.

What are floaters? What causes them and how can they be prevented?

They are small spots which can be seen when looking at a plain lit background like a wall or the sky. They are small composites of gelatinous material that form in the vitreous humour of the eye. Generally, they are of little importance and correspond to an aging process although they can be associated with serious illnesses like uveitis, vitreous haemorrhaging or retinal detachment.

It cannot be prevented but early detection of possible related complications can. It is recommended to visit the ophthalmologist if new floaters suddenly appear; if you see flashes of light or you experience a loss of lateral vision.

Why does long sightedness or tired eyesight occur? Can it be avoided? Can it be operated on?

The lens, in the eyes of a young person, is very flexible and has a great capacity to deform because of the action of the ciliary muscles. The deformability allows it to vary its power as a lens to adapt to the focusing on close and far objects. Nevertheless, with age it loses its elasticity and its capacity to adapt. Why does long sightedness or tired eyesight occur? This phenomenon is normal in everyone after the age of 40-45.

We currently do not have any method to foresee or prevent it. To resolve the problem bifocal contact lenses or reading glasses are prescribed. In addition, we can resort to surgery, for example in cases associated with some pathologies like cataracts, short-sightedness or far-sightedness. In other cases we can resort to Lasik refractive surgery procedures which offer good near and far vision. This is the case in Supracor type treatments.

Why do my eyes itch and turn red?

Allergic conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva in the presence of a certain allergen (grass, dust mites, fungus, etc.). The symptoms are: itchiness, reddening, tearing, white mucina secretion and photophobia. It can be limited to one season (spring) or be continual. Sometimes it can be associated with other illnesses (hay fever, asthma, and atopy).

What is recommendable is to avoid the allergen, but if not, there are various measures to adopt: adequate hygiene, irrigation with normal saline and not rubbing the eyes; in addition to taking antihistamines, anti-inflammatories and using topical corticosteroids.

When the treatment is halted the symptoms can reappear if exposure to the allergen continues.

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