Our team

Ophthalmologists of renowned prestige

The aim of the professionals who make up our team is to provide quality, cutting-edge ophthalmology, offering patients the latest advances to solve their visual problems safely and effectively.

Fernando Castanera

Refractive surgery and Cataracts

  • Dr. Fernando Castanera is the founder and medical director of Clínica Oftalmológica TACIR. Heir to a long tradition in medicine, started in 1714 by Dr. Francisco Cosme Castanera, he brings a unique blend of tradition and avant-garde with the same passion as the first day.
  • Dr. Castanera introduced in 1988 the first Excimer Laser for the correction of myopia, being the precursor of today’s refractive lasers.
  • In 1997 he was the first surgeon in Spain to implant an ICL type pericrystalline lens for the correction of refractive defects.
  • He is a founding member of the group of surgeons specialised in presbyopia since 1997 (Prelex Group).
    Introduces in Spain the current techniques for the treatment of glaucoma by means of micro-valves, being the instructor and trainer of this technique for the whole country.
  • He has introduced in Spain new techniques for the diagnosis of glaucoma HRT (optic nerve laser tomography) and has currently introduced the latest evolution in the control of glaucoma through the implantation of microchips for the daily control of ocular pressure.
  • He has been repeatedly awarded for his video-conferences at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), the European Society (ESCRS) and the Spanish Society (SEO).
  • He has conducted 6 courses, inviting as speakers the most important international ophthalmologists of the moment. In them he introduced the first videoconferences with live surgery connecting America and Europe.

Diego Castanera

Refractive Surgery, Cataracts and Cornea

  • Graduated in Medicine in 2013 from the Catholic University of Cordoba.
  • Ophthalmology Resident at the Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova (Lleida) from May 2015 to May 2019.
  • He completed a Fellowship on Keratoconus at Centro de Ojos Quilmes with Roberto G. Albertazzi in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.
  • He has worked as an attending ophthalmologist in the Cornea specialty at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Manresa (Barcelona) in 2019.
  • He did an Observership in Cornea at Keio University Hospital in Tokyo, Japan 2019.
  • He was at Tokyo Dental College Ichikawa (Tokyo) in 2019 where he did DMEK and DSAEK wetlabs.

Sebastián Cerro

General Ophthalmology

  • Graduated in medicine from the Catholic University of Cordoba in 2013.
  • Resident in Ophthalmology at Clínica de Ojos Córdoba Privada SRL.
  • Postgraduate in Ophthalmology from April 2015 to October 2018 at the Catholic University of Cordoba.
  • Master in Applied Clinical Research in Health Sciences (studying from September 2019) at the UAB in Barcelona.

Danai Kyriakou

Retina and Vitreous

  • Graduated in Medicine at the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2009.
  • She completed a Master Programme on retinovascular pathology, inflammations and intraocular tumours at the Barraquer University Institute and the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona from October 2014 to June 2015.
  • He has worked as an ophthalmologist assistant doctor in the speciality of medical and surgical retina and cataract surgery at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona from March 2016 to February 2018.
  • He has worked as an ophthalmologist assistant doctor in the speciality of medical and surgical retina and cataract surgery at the Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge in Barcelona from January 2019 to June 2019.
  • He has been working as an ophthalmologist assistant doctor in the speciality of medical and surgical retina and cataract surgery at the Consorci Sanitari del Maresme in Mataró from March 2018 to the present.

Hugo González Valdivia

Oculoplasty and Cosmetic Surgery

  • Graduated in Medicine in 2008 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile.
  • Obtained the title of Ophthalmologist in 2018 at the University Hospital of Alava, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain.
    Master in Clinical Ophthalmology (2018-2019) at CEU – Cardenal Herrera University, Valencia, Spain.
  • Master in Aesthetic Medicine (2019-2020) at the Catholic University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Double degree: CLEA University, Mexico.
  • Works in the Ocular and Orbital Plastic Surgery team at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona from March 2018 to date.
  • Working in the Ocular and Orbital Plastic Surgery team at HM Delfos Hospital, Barcelona from November 2018 to date.

César Gala

Clinical Optometry

  • Diploma in Optics and Optometry from the University of Granada in 2010.
  • Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Optometry and Research (2011-2013) at the Centro Boston de Optometría, Camilo José Cela University.
  • Advanced Course in Vision Therapy (2013-2014) at the International Centre of Optometry.
  • Master in Cognitive Neuroscience (2014-2015) by the School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation (SAERA)
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Optometry and Advanced Optics (2019-2020) by the University of Granada.
  • PhD Candidate in Applied Optics. Physics and Space Sciences Programme at the University of Granada (from 2019 to present).

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