Ophthalmology is the specialty responsible for the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the eye, eyelids, tear ducts and socket, and for the correct refraction of the optical system.
The ophthalmology service at MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid was set up as an integral service specializing in the treatment of cancer of the eye and surrounding area (eyelid, tear duct and socket), but is also responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of any eye disorder. Accordingly, the offer of services includes refractive surgery and that for cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus (crossed eyes) and the retina. As an added value, our experience in reconstructive and plastic surgery of the eye enables us to provide esthetic and cosmetic surgery of the eye area.
Due to the continuous advancements made in ophthalmology and with the aim of maintaining the degree of excellence in patient care, the department is made up of different specialized units providing the patient with access to state-of-the-art technology in diagnostics and the very latest techniques in microsurgery.
Integrated into the other specialties at the hospital, the unit forms part of different multidisciplinary units and collaborates on prevention campaigns.