Prof. Guell is an an associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Autonoma University of Barcelona since 1991. He studied Medicine and Surgery at the Central University of Barcelona (1977-84).
He performed his Residency Program in Barcelona at the Autonoma University (1986-1989) at the Vall d’Hebró Unit, a clinical fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Emory University, Atlanta (1989) , he was directing the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Section at the Ophthalmology Department of the Vall d´Hebron Hospital, Autonoma University of Barcelona until 1999, Presently, he is an Associate professor of Ophthalmology at the Autonoma University of Barcelona and Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Unit at the ”Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular de Barcelona” a private Center. He is the Secretary of the Private Foundation for Corneal Tissue Obtention.
He has been involved in Refractive Surgery since 1989 and in Laser Corneal Surgery since 1993. Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis and Iris Claw phakic IOL’s have been his procedures of choice for the correction of myopia and astigmatism since October 1993, and Intracorneal Ring Segments since 1998.
Dr Marguerite McDonald MD, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine in Manhattan, and is also an adjunct clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In New Orleans, she headed the research team investigating the use of the excimer laser for the correction of optical error, and in 1988 performed the world’s first excimer laser treatment. In 1993 she performed the world’s first excimer laser surgeries for farsightedness. Dr. McDonald performed the world’s first Summit/Autonomous wavefront-based excimer laser surgeries. She was the second physician in the United States and the third physician in the world to perform conductive keratoplasty (CK) for farsightedness. Dr. McDonald was the medical monitor of the U.S. clinical trials that led to FDA approval for CK. She was also the first North American surgeon to perform Epi-LASIK (September 2003). In 2015, Dr McDonald performed the first EBK procedure (epi-Bowman’s keratectomy) in the Americas.
Prof Frucht is the head of cornea and external diseases of the eye at Hadassah Hospital. Established, developed and manages the Institute laser refractive surgery (refractive) of Hadassah. Director of the Institute “Hadassah Optimal”.
He is recognized worldwide contribution to the development of therapies in the field of corneal diseases of the eye. Prof Frucht- Pery is a regular and active participant in all the important events in the field of refractive surgery (laser refractive) and corneal diseases and external diseases of the eye.
He is a guest lecturer at numerous international conferences in the field of refractive surgery (refractive) and corneal diseases and a regular lecturer on the subject of corneal diseases and refractive surgery Hadassah Medical School and School of Medicine in Tel Aviv. More than one hundred publications to his credit in the world literature the most important especially in the field of corneal diseases and refractive surgery (to remove the glasses).
William B. Trattler, MD is a refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgeon at the Center For Excellence In Eye Care, who lectures extensively across the US on improving visual outcomes with various eye surgeries and procedures. Dr. Trattler focuses on making a positive difference for each of his patients.
Dr. Trattler received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Dartmouth College and his Doctorate of Medicine degree from University of Miami School of Medicine where he graduated in 1992 with Distinction in Research. He completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute and then spent an additional year for subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. During his Corneal Fellowship, Dr. Trattler performed research on dry eye and oil gland problems of the eye. He is able to apply a variety of techniques to help those individuals with significant dry eye problems.