Innova Ocular - ICO Barcelona

Dra. Magela Garat

Medical license number: 32471

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1996.

Ophthalmology Specialty Training at Vall d’Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona (1997-2001). Postgraduate courses. Certificate of Research Proficiency. Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1999.

Head of the ICO Cornea and Ocular Surface Unit since 2000.


Professional activity

  • Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Parc Taulí Health Consortium (2001)
  • Specialist in Ophthalmology at San Rafael Hospital (2001-2002)
  • Cornea specialist at the Integrated Health Consortium (CSI), L’Hospitalet General Hospital and Sant Joan Despí Moisès Broggi  Hospital (2001 to date)
  • Ophthalmologist of the ICO Cornea and Ocular Surface Unit.


Areas of interest

Cataract and ocular surface and cornea disorder surgery


Usual surgical activity

  • Cataract and crystalline lens surgery with monofocal, toric and multifocal intraocular lens implants.
  • Surgical repair of cataract surgery complications: intraocular lens exchange and iris-claw lens implants.
  • Ocular trauma surgery: cornea, iris, crystalline lens and sclera.
  • Ocular surface surgery, such as: pterygium surgery with autograft, amniotic membrane graft, limbal stem cell transplantation, resection of anterior segment tumours and reconstruction.
  • Cornea surgery: Cornea transplant. Full-thickness cornea transplant (penetrating keratoplasty) or lamellar cornea transplant (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and DSAEK).


International publications


  1. Simo R, Hernández C, Garat M, Sararols L, García Arumí J, Segura R.M, Mesa J. Free Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in vitreous fluid of patients with diabetic retinopathy: study of their relationship and behaviour. Diabetologia. Journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD): Volume 44. Supplement 1. August 2001.
  2. Hernandez C, Lecube A, Castellanos JM, Segura RM, Garat M, García-Arumí J, Simo R. Intravitreous Leptin concentrations in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Retina 2004 Feb; 24(1): 30-5.
  3. Moser CL, Martin-Baranera M, Garat M, de Miguel PV, Rubio M. Corneal Edema and intraocular pressure after cataract surgery: randomized comparison of Healon5 and Amvisc Plus. J Cataract Refract Surg 2004 Nov; 30(11): 2359-65.
  4. Garat M, Moser CL, Alonso-Tarrés C, Martin-Baranera M, Alberdi A. Intracameral Cefazolin to prevent endophthalmitis in cataract surgery: 3-year retrospective study. J Cataract Refract Surg 2005 Nov; 31 (11): 2230-4.
  5. Garat M, Moser CL, Martín-Baranera M, Alonso-Tarrés C, Alvarez-Rubio L. Prophylactic intracameral cefazolin after cataract surgery: endophthalmitis risk reduction and safety results in a 6-year study. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Apr;35(4):637-42.


Scholarships and prizes

  • Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology for the research project entitled: Factores de crecimiento angiogénicos y actividad inmunológica en el humor vítreo de los pacientes con retinopatía diabética. Una nueva perspectiva fisiopatológica.  (PM 99/0136). 2000-2003.
  • Prize from the Fundació Privada Assaig per a la Recerca Sanitària for the best scientific paper published during 2009 for Prophylactic intracameral cefazolin after cataract surgery: endophthalmitis risk reduction and safety results in a 6-year study.
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