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.
Patients have very serious damage to the ocular surface (the cornea, conjunctiva and eyelids) generally caused by chemical burns or an inflammatory disease of the ocular surface such as cicatricial pemphigoid or Lyell’s syndrome.
These disorders of the ocular surface may result in very low visual acuity, irritation and pain. They are conditions significantly affecting the cornea, the conjunctiva and the eyelids; organs essential to maintaining a healthy ocular surface and therefore good vision.
Loss of vision, pain, severe dry eye syndrome, corneal damage and ulcers, infections, and even loss of the eyeball.
Diagnosis is essentially clinical. Changes in the ocular surface may present as corneal ulcers, corneal vascularization or conjunctivalization (normally the cornea tissue has no blood vessels) or due to symblepharon, which are scars that form between the conjunctiva and the eyelids.
Treatments are multiple and spread out, depending on how severely the ocular surface is affected. Natural tear substitutes are used, such as autologous serum or plasma rich in platelets. Surgical options that may be carried out are amniotic membrane grafts, corneal transplants, limbal stem cell transplant (autologous or heterogeneous), eyelid transplant, and in very severe cases, keratoprosthesis.
There is no way to prevent this serious condition of the ocular surface, but early diagnosis and treatment can limit the damage it causes.
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Echocardiogram and cardiac imaging unit
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplants
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Coronary care unit
Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Aortic pathology and Marfan syndrome
Inherited Heart Disease
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Corneal and Ocular Surface Section
Abdominal wall surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Uveitis and Eye Inflammation
Strokes and Cerebral Haemodynamics
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Intensive care medicine
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
General and Digestive Surgery
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Facilities and Technology Management,
Communications Management, Corporate Strategy and Citizens Advice,
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