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Joseph I Belda Sanchís


Ophthalmologist, graduated in medicine and surgery by the University of Alicante. Currently, he works as ophthalmologist specialist in Glaucoma and refractive surgery and cataracts Glaucoma Department in OFTALICA, eye clinic since February 2012, being Chief of service of Ophthalmology of the Hospital of Torrevieja since September 2006. He is a specialist via MIR in ophthalmology at the Hospital Universitario La Fe de Valencia, doctorate Cum Laude from the University of Valencia, Master in integrated services of health by ESADE (Barcelona) and author and co-author of more than 50 national and international scientific publications. He has done training stays in various prestigious international centres such as the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Miami), Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) or the Hospital for the prevention of blindness (Mexico DF). He participates in several international clinical trials and collaborates in the development of new techniques and implants for surgical treatment of glaucoma. He has also collaborated with Medecins du Monde in surgical campaigns in the refugee camps in the Sahara.



Overview presentation: "refractive surgery and glaucoma: do compatible?"

Refractive surgery has been in the last decade the subspecialty that has grown within ophthalmology, due mainly to the high prevalence of refractive errors and the good results obtained with the new techniques of refractive surgery. LASIK is the most common procedure, and after the United States, Spain is the country where is performed more refractive procedures, the majority of them between 20 and 40 years of age. Glaucoma is also a frequent and potentially limiting disease whose prevalence is 2%, being increased this figure with age.

If we take into account that in Spain are made around 300,000 surgical procedures refractive purposes a year, in the last 6 years have intervened 1,800,000 eyes, of which it would be deemed that 36,000 eyes suffer glaucoma in the coming years (6,000 eyes/year incidence). This makes us think that the cases of glaucoma in patients are just the tip of the iceberg of the total of glaucomas of this type that we will have to face in the near future.

This talk will address the various problems between glaucoma and refractive surgery.



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