Innova Ocular - ICO Barcelona

Dr. Manuel Romera

Medical license number: 08/35167

Director of the Oculoplastic and Orbital Unit and the Neuro-Ophthalmology Unit of ICOftalmología.
Member of the Ocular Trauma Unit since 2003.



  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Central University of Venezuela, 1998. Magna cum laude honours and special end-of-degree prize from the Faculty of Medicine. Prizes in Physiological Sciences, Biochemistry and Immunology.
  • Ophthalmology Specialist Training at Hospital de Vall d'Hebrón, 2000-2004.
  • Master in Immunology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2001. Certificate of Research Proficiency.


Areas of interest:

  • Oculoplastic surgery, eyelid and ocular surface reconstruction surgery.
  • Nasolacrimal duct surgery.
  • Orbital surgery.
  • Neuro-ophthalmology.

Usual medical and surgical activity:

  • Eyelid malposition surgery: ptosis, eyelid retraction, entropion, ectropion, congenital eyelid defects.
  • Reconstructive eye surgery in facial paralysis.
  • Reconstructive surgery following orbital trauma and eye burns.
  • Ocular surface reconstruction procedures: dermal and mucosal grafts, amniotic membrane graft.
  • Management of anophthalmic socket, enucleation, evisceration and ocular prostheses.
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy, repair of nasolacrimal duct lesions and paediatric nasolacrimal intubation.
  • Orbital tumours and thyroid-related orbitopathy.
  • Evaluation and diagnosis of neurological diseases with visual impairment: optic neuropathies, oculomotor nerve palsy, disorders of the pupil, brain lesions, intracranial hypertension.
  • Assessment of magnetic resonance and computed axial tomography images of the central nervous system and orbits.

Scientific activity:

  • 31 publications in national and international journals.
  • 44 presentations at courses, congresses and symposiums.
  • 64 communications at congresses and symposiums.
  • Scientific digital illustration, medical illustration and graphic design applied to biomedical sciences.
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