The Mayor Xavier Trias opens new center ICOftalmología
Xavier Trias: "We are a leader in ophthalmology"
The Hon. Mayor of Barcelona, Mr. Xavier Trias , inaugurated on Monday morning, along with other authorities and personalities, the new center of the Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia , ICO·1 at its 25th anniversary .
ICO·1 equipped with the latest technology and with more than 800 m2 located at street level in Via Augusta , 61, hosts the Ophthalmological Service of External Consulting , the Emergency Department 24 hours -365 days a year and Club ICO, the area of private patient care . A project that was born with the aim to be closer to patients, both mutual and private patients.
After a tour of the new facilities , the mayor has spoken a few words in which it has indicated its satisfaction " see these magnificent facilities and we are able to keep the name of our city linked to health . We are a leader in ophthalmology, and that's not a success happens by chance but because we have top professionals . "
Likewise, Dr. David Andreu , CEO of ICO , stressed that "we are very proud of our project. Has been a labor of 25 years. We have arrived last year to 100,000 visits and 5,000 surgeries. A humble but growing history that we managed to have the happy patient and offering the highest quality" and added "We are very pleased to contribute to improving the eye health of the population, create jobs and create brand value for Barcelona."
The Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia also has another center, ICO·2, where they are concentrated Pediatric Ophthalmology Services in conjunction with the Optometric Services; CEM surgical clinic specializing in eye microsurgery, and VER foundation oriented research into new diagnostic and treatment techniques, and once, in cooperation projects.