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Dr. Juan Álvarez De Toledo Elizalde

Dr. Juan earned his Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery at the Universidad Central de Barcelona in June 1987 with highest honors. He was ranked number 250 over 23000 candidates in the national exam for resident medical practitioners (M.I.R.). in January 1988. Dr. Juan earned a Specialist's degree in Ophthalmology on January 1st, 1992, after being a Resident of the Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer from 1988 to 1992. Before becoming Chief of Residents of the Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer in year 1991, Dr. Juan completed various PhD Courses at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (U.A.B).


  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) (2016)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology-Subspecialist in cataract and refractive surgery (FEBOS-CR) (2017).

Dr. Juan has performed over 34,000 procedures to date and has numerous publications in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Juan’s professional activities include:

  • Medical Director and Senior Ophthalmologist Surgeon in Oftalvist Barcelona since October 2022
  • Deputy Medical Director of Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer (2016 - 2022)
  • Full time Senior Ophthalmologist Surgeon at the Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer in Barcelona from January 1992 to October 2022, carrying out clinical and surgical activities in the Department of Anterior Segment with more than 34.000 surgical procedures performed including:
  • More than 4000 corneal grafts, including DALK, DSAEK and DMEK procedures.
  • Cataracts and ocular surface reconstruction procedures including limbal allografts, Boston keratoprostheses and amniotic membrane transplantation.
  • Refractive Surgery (Excimer and femtosecond-assisted procedures (LASIK, LASEK, PRK, incisional surgery, intracorneal implants, corneal cross linking, ICL surgery, clear lens extraction and multifocal IOL implantation).

Dr. Juan’s Recent Publications include:

  • Treatment of epithelial ingrowth after Lasik with partial flap lifting, mechanical debridement and sectorial flap suturing, Lázaro-Rodríguez V, Sauvageot P, Álvarez de Toledo J. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2022
  • Refractive changes of a new asymmetric intracorneal ring segment with variable thickness and base width: A 2D finite-element model. García de Oteyza G, Álvarez de Toledo J, Barraquer RI, Kling S.PLoS One. 2021
  • Long-Term Anatomical and Functional Survival of Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis in Congenital Aniridia Front Med (Lausanne), Álvarez de Toledo Elizalde J, 2021
  • Clinical Outcomes of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Implantation of Asymmetric ICRS in Keratoconus With No Coincidence of Topographic and Comatic Axes. Dyer A, De Faria A, Julio G, Álvarez de Toledo J, Barraquer RI, de la Paz MF .2021

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