Dr. David Andreu

Dr. David Andreu

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1987.
Ophthalmology Specialist Training at Bellvitge University Hospital 'Princeps d'Espanya', 1987-1991.
Doctor of Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1996.
Former Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1991-2001).
Former Specialist from the Retina Division of the Ophthalmology Department at Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, Badalona (1991-2001).
Master in Integrated Health Services Management from ESADE (1999-2000).
Member of the Vitreoretinal Unit and the Ocular Trauma Unit since 1996.
Director of the Refractive Surgery Unit since 2001.
General Director of ICOftalmologia from 2000 to 2024. Directs VERTE from 2024.

Medical areas of interest

  1. Medical-Surgical Vitreoretinal Pathology, with exclusive dedication from 1991 (when the Retina Department of the Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona was inaugurated) until 2001. Starting in 2001, the Vitreoretinal Unit of ICO expanded to the current 5 surgeons.
  2. Refractive and Lens Surgery. Beginning in 2001, Dr. D. Andreu initiated the period of refractive surgery with the inauguration of the LASIK Unit at ICO, encompassing all refractive procedures. Currently, Refractive Surgery is one of the most significant departments in the institution.
  3. He currently combines collaboration in the Retina and Vitreous Unit, especially for complex cases, with the Direction of Refractive Surgery and the practice of the multiple surgical techniques applied by this Unit.
  4. He has over >20 years of experience in the implantation of pre-crystalline lenses (ICL), multifocal lenses, and toric lenses associated with lens surgery.
  5. Special dedication to reconstructive surgery of the traumatized eye, particularly in iris surgery (iridoplasty).
  6. Given his training and experience in surgery in the two main segments of the eye (the Anterior Segment involving cornea, lens, iris, and the Posterior Segment with the retina and vitreous), he has a particular interest in all diseases affecting both ocular segments.
  7. Since attending the ESADE management school, Dr. D. Andreu combines clinical practice with the Direction and Coordination of the institution's teams, with a special focus on initiating new projects.
  8. Author of the development of the ophthalmological and optometric management software Eyebox (2023), which has driven the digitalization of all care and surgical processes.

Usual surgical activity

  • Refractive Corneal Surgery with excimer Laser (LASIK, PTK, PRK). More than 20,000 procedures accumulated, since 2001.
  • Cloudy and clear crystalline lens surgery. More than 10,000 procedures in total.
  • Implantation of monofocal, toric and multifocal intraocular lenses.
  • Implantation of refractive pre-crystalline and angle-supported intraocular lenses.
  • Implantation of intracorneal rings.
  • As a reference surgeon: Surgical repair of complications of cataract surgery (posterior dislocation of intraocular lenses, replacement of intraocular lenses, implantation of iris-fixation or scleral-fixation aphakia lenses).
  • Iris repair surgery (pupilloplasty, intraocular lenses with artificial iris).
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery (retinal detachment, epimacular membrane, macular hole, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, etc.), since 1991. 
  • Vitreoretinal and Anterior Segment Surgery due to Ocular Trauma (cornea, iris, crystalline lens, sclera), since 1991.


  • Member of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology (SCO)
  • Member of the Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society (SERV)
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (SEO)
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Implant-Refractive Ocular Surgery (SECOIR)

Other activities

  • Interested in graphic, photographic and audiovisual applications in medicine.
  • Author of the infographics that illustrate the www.verte.es website.
Col·legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona
Medical license number: 23595
Created: 16/01/2019 / Updated: 25/06/2024

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