We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
The Paediatric Ophthalmology Unit at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital sits within the Ophthalmology Department and is tasked with specialist care of eye conditions affecting paediatric patients. It is made up of three ophthalmologists with specific training in paediatric eye pathology: Dr Silvia Alarcón Portabella, Dr Nieves Martín Begué and Dr Charlotte Wolley Dod.
In this Unit, we deal with all ocular pathology affecting children, from birth to 16 years old. We collaborate closely with the Ophthalmology Department at the General Hospital and are also in contact with other paediatric units, in order to establish common strategies in cases of systemic diseases affecting the eyes (juvenile idiopathic arthritis, intracranial hypertension, neurofibromatosis, etc.).
We are a benchmark national unit of expertise (CSUR) for the diagnosis and treatment of intraocular and orbital tumours in paediatric patients.
Some of the pathologies that we diagnose, monitor or treat most frequently are:
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