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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is a medical-surgical specialty that deals with diagnosing and treating defects and diseases that affect the eyes. These are studied using an anatomical, physiological and pathological approach.

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The Ophthalmology Service at Hospitales San Roque in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has earned a great reputation over the past 20 years, during which time we've become increasingly professional and incorporated the state-of-the-art technology in the specialty. 

It is worth pointing out that we were pioneers in introducing ultrasound technology in the Canary Islands for use in operating cataracts using only small incisions and topical anaesthesia.  

We recently became pioneers once again by incorporating the LENSx Femtosecond laser system, which offers greater security and accuracy in this intervention.  We were also pioneers in the 90's when we incorporated the LASIK technique to correct refractive errors with the Excimer laser.  By combining the Femtosecond with the Excimer INTRALASE, and thanks to the FEMTOLASIK technique, we are able to obtain better results in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  FEMTOLASIK XTRA is the most recent modern technique used to strengthen the cornea in certain more complex cases.  These techniques are characterized by their safety and accuracy. 

As for Cosmetic Eye Surgery, our is the only service available in the Canary Islands, and we have an ActiveFX CO2 laser for cosmetic surgical treatments to correct drooping eyelids due to excess skin, eliminate prominent bags from the lower eyelids, and reduce the appearance of fine lines or spots around the eye area through RESURFACING.

Our specialists offer a comprehensive service and are fully prepared to cope with any clinical or surgical eye pathology, including:

Cataracts

  • With the Femtosecond laser
  • Through phacoemulsification by microincision
  • By implanting state-of-the-art intraocular lenses
  • Sutureless, using anesthetic eye drops.

Refractive

  • With the INTRALASE Femtosecond laser for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
  • High myopia: by implanting phakic intraocular lenses
  • Presbyopia: with PresbyLASIK laser or by implanting multifocal intraocular lenses, trifocals, accommodative ...

Glaucoma

  • With state-of-the-art pinhead-sized valve implants

Retina/Vitreous

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ARMD
  • Retinal detachment. 
  • Vitrectomy
  • 23 and 25G technology, rapid recovery surgery with incisions less than 1 mm, without stitches and under local anesthetic.

Oculoplasty

  • With ActiveFX laser

Keratoconus

  • Cross-Linking
  • Implanting rings/Intracorneal segments with Femtosecond laser

Cornea

  • Corneal transplant

Uveitis

We are the only private unit in the Canaries comprised of a retina specialist and a rheumatologist, which allows us to take a comprehensive approach to treating the disease.

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Hospitales San Roque in Maspalomas is at the forefront ophthalmological care in the Canary Islands. Not only has it the latest, state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment but also highly-qualified professionals who are experts on their field with many years of proven expertise.

In our comfortable facilities located in an idyllic spot in the south of the island, our multilingual staff will provide you with the best possible medical attention and a friendly and personalized service because for us every patient is important. 

In our Ophthalmology Department in Maspalomas we carry out all ophthalmic surgeries currently available -cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, retina, etc.-. Our specialists offer a comprehensive service and are fully trained to reliably handle any clinical or surgical eye pathology. 

Our goal is to prevent, diagnose and treat eye disease both in adults and children, and that is why we have the best specialists in paediatric ophthalmology who are prepared to deal with the most common diseases that affect the eyes, such as vision problems that can be corrected with glasses and cases of strabismus, and also with more difficult cases such as retina and vitreous problems in children or uveitis.

In addition, our team has a very close relationship with other highly-regarded professionals in our country, which guarantees we can offer the best possible advice to our patients in the most complex cases.

Hospitales San Roque in Maspalomas is at the forefront ophthalmological care in the Canary Islands. Not only has it the latest, state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment but also highly-qualified professionals who are experts on their field with many years of proven expertise.

In our comfortable facilities located in an idyllic spot in the south of the island, our multilingual staff will provide you with the best possible medical attention and a friendly and personalized service because for us every patient is important. 

In our Ophthalmology Department in Maspalomas we carry out all ophthalmic surgeries currently available -cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, retina, etc.-. Our specialists offer a comprehensive service and are fully trained to reliably handle any clinical or surgical eye pathology. 

Our goal is to prevent, diagnose and treat eye disease both in adults and children, and that is why we have the best specialists in paediatric ophthalmology who are prepared to deal with the most common diseases that affect the eyes, such as vision problems that can be corrected with glasses and cases of strabismus, and also with more difficult cases such as retina and vitreous problems in children or uveitis.

In addition, our team has a very close relationship with other highly-regarded professionals in our country, which guarantees we can offer the best possible advice to our patients in the most complex cases.

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