Núria Gironella

13 de April de 2022

The operation lasted about 20 minutes, and the result has been fantastic. The following morning, when I woke up, my vision was incredible: I was able to see three times better than before with both eyes!

Núria Gironella is a 52-year-old dentist, who, three months ago, noticed that the vision in her left eye was becoming cloudy. The clouding rapidly worsened and started making it difficult for her to drive. She made a visit to her ophthalmologist, with whom she has annual check-ups for the hyperopia she has had for about fifteen years. The specialist diagnosed a juvenile cataract in her left eye and one that was beginning to develop in her right eye and told her that she would need surgery, but not necessarily immediately. The cataract, however, was developing rapidly, and Núria started to feel insecure.

When you can’t see very well, you feel quite unsteady; I was even afraid of falling over.

Following recommendations by friends and medical colleagues, she decided to visit Dr José Luis Güell at IMO. The following week she had cataract surgery on her left eye.

The operation lasted about 20 minutes, and the result has been fantastic. As soon as I left the operating room, I really noticed a big improvement, even though my pupil was dilated. The following morning, when I woke up, my vision was incredible: I was able to see three times better than before with both eyes!

Núria was the fifth IMO patient to undergo cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser, with which Dr Isabel NietoDr Óscar GrisDr Daniel Elies and Dr José Luis Güell have already performed around twenty operations since the technique was first introduced in early May. Knowing that she was going to be operated on with a pioneering new technique was not a problem for her, quite the opposite: “I saw it as something positive,” said the dentist. 24 hours after the operation, Núria returned to IMO for a postoperative examination, which confirmed that it had been a success. After she left, she went for a walk along the Passeig de Gràcia to enjoy her new sight. Two days later, Dr Güell performed a second operation on the cataract in her right eye, using the same technique and achieving the same good result. “I’m very happy, because I can see more clearly now than I can remember seeing before, even with contact lenses; now, I only need glasses for reading, because of the presbyopia I have.”

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

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Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

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C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Metro Lacoma (líne 7)
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  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
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Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+37) 688 55 44
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C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa

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