• 300 € Before 15 February 2017
  • 350 € After



Barcelona Oculoplastics: Trends in Eyelid Surgery- (B)OC- is a course aimed at ophthalmologists interested in ophthalmic plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgeons and other professionals with special interest in the periocular area (plastic surgeons, aesthetic doctors, dermatologists, etc.). The third edition of the meeting will take place on March 31st & April 1st 2017, and will review and update of all concepts and controversies that should be taken into consideration when dealing with patients requiring functional or aesthetic eyelid surgery will be done.


It will be a dynamic and practical course in which prestigious national and international surgeons will perform live surgical procedures for different pathologies (ptosis, retraction, blepharoplasty, etc) and in addition, will include an oculofacial aesthetics workshop for different treatments with botulinum toxin and fillers in real patients, showing the latest trends and practical operations available in this field.

We will include a session to follow up the patients operated in the live surgery session of the Barcelona Oculoplastics 2012 & 2015.

From a theoretical point of view, concepts in all the fields will be covered, from the basics, such as examination and diagnosis, to eyelid problems in special situations (cosmetic, anophtalmos, blepharospasm, etc.) and controversies.

It will be a great pleasure to count with your presence in this meeting and to welcome you to IMO, hoping your visit to Barcelona to be pleasant and productive. 


Friday 31 March

  • 8:00


  • 8:30


  • 8:45

    LIVE SURGERY: Ptosis, Uper and lower blefaroplasty, Brow ptosis, Midface & Frontalis flap

    Surgeons: Dr Eva Ayala, Dr Richard Collin, Dr Naresh Joshi, Dr Ramón Medel, Dr José Carlos Neves, Dr Ioannis Ntountas & Dr David Verity

    Chair: Dr Geraldine Cunniffe-Conlon, Dr Santiago Ortiz & Dr Luz M. Vásquez

  • 12:15


    Dr Max Rondón & Dr Luz M. Vásquez

  • 12:45


    Chair: Dr Richard Collin

    • Past, present and future of congenital ptosis surgery - Dr Richard Collin

    • New concepts in timing of surgery in paediatric ptosis - Dr Francesco Quaranta Leoni

    • Frontalis flap advancement - Dr Ramón Medel

  • 14:00


  • 15:00


    Chair: Dr Álvaro Bengoa, Dr Yerena Muiños & Dr Carlos Milla

    • Tips in upper blepharoplasty - Dr Eva Ayala

    • Bloodless blepharoplasty - Dr Ioannis Ntoutas

    • Brow management: techniques, pros and cons:

    • Pretrichial - Dr Anthony Tyers

    • Direct - Dr Naresh Joshi

    • Non endoscopic - Dr José Carlos Neves

    • Endoscopic - Dr Ramón Medel

    • Discussion

  • 16:00

    KEYNOTE LECTURE: Orbital disease: yes, no or maybe

    Dr David Verity

  • 16:20


    Non surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation on real patients - Dr Ioannis Ntountas, Dr Cecilia Rodríguez & Dr Luz M. Vásquez

    Chair: Dr Gorka Martínez Grau, Yerena Muiños & Dr Vanessa Hristodulopulos

  • 17:00

    KEYNOTE LECTURE: Different strategies approaching the midface

    Dr José Carlos Neves

  • 17:20


    Chair: Dr Richard Collin, Dr Carlos Gálvez & Dr Gustavo Matach

    • Anaesthetics, what to inject and why? - Dr Marta García Vilaró

    • Reverse ptosis repair - Dr Óscar Balaguer

    • Hering´s law in ptosis - Dr Eva Ayala

    • Upper eyelid retraction: is one technique enough? - Dr Marco Sales

    • 10 tips in periocular reconstruction - Dr Naresh Joshi

    • Concepts to approach lower lid retraction from the midface - Dr Ramón Medel

    • Cicatricial lid disease- Dr David Verity

  • 18:30


Saturday 1 April

  • 8:30


    Chair: Dr Ramón Medel, Dr Ioannis Ntountas, Dr Francesco Quaranta Leoni & Dr David Verity

    • Primary intraocular rhabdoid tumour - Dr Alejandra Tapia

    • Orbital amyloidosis- Dr Juan Carlos Sánchez

    • Pathology specimen management in eyelid tumors - Dr Yerena Muiños

    • Use of alleviating maneuvers for periocular facial dystonias -Dr Santiago Ortiz

    • Posterior lamella grafts: which one and when - Dr Marco Sales

    • Medial canthus recostruction after tumor surgery - Dr Álvaro Bengoa

    • Canalicular reconstruction after malignant eyelid tumors surgery - Dr Tirso Alonso

    • Rodeo technique: an atraumatic surgical procedure for optic nerve gliomas - Dr Ramón Medel

    • Management of canalicular obstructions - Dr Francesco Quaranta Leoni

    • Socket: clinical evaluation and appropriate management - Dr Ioannis Ntountas

  • 10:00


    Chair: Dr Naresh Joshi, Dr Marco Sales & Dr Luz M. Vásquez

    • Tips in lower blepharoplasty - Dr Naresh Joshi

    • Lateral pinch after transconjuntival blepharoplasty - Dr Gorka Martínez Grau

    • Fat repositioning - Dr Ramón Medel

    • Non surgical treatment for the deep tear trough - Dr Luz M. Vásquez

    • Discussion

  • 11:00

    KEYNOTE LECTURE: Facial shaping with fillers

    Dr José Raúl Montes

  • 11:30


    Fillers and neuromodulators in real patients - Dr José Raúl Montes

    Chair: Dr Ramón Medel & Dr Cecilia Rodríguez

  • 13:30



All scientific sessions will be held at the Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular de Barcelona (IMO).

The IMO is located off Junction 7 of the Ronda de Dalt ring road (mountainside).

Pedestrian access to the centre is in calle Josep María Lladó, no. 3.

The clinic has a parking with over 200 spaces.

Course Secretariat

For further information, please contact the Technical Secretary’s Office at:
Marta Rodríguez: prensa@imo.es
Ana Cristina de Arriba: events@imo.es
Carlota Guinart: comunicacion@imo.es
Teléfono: +34 93 253 15 01

IMO Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular

IMO Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Tel.: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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En coche

By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Junction 7 of the B20 Ronda de Dalt ring road (mountain side). The clinic features a 200-space car park.

En bus

By bus

  • Bus route 60: Bellesguard roundabout, bus stop 1540
  • Bus routes 60, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, bus stop 0071

Más información sobre transportes

Hotel Turó de Vilana ****
Vilana, 7
Teléfono: +34 93 434 03 71
E-mail: hotel@turodevilana.com

Hotel Silken St. Gervasi ***
Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, 26
Teléfono: +34 93 253 17 40
E-mail: stgcomercial@hoteles-silken.com

Hotel Catalonia Mikado ***
Passeig Bonanova, 58
Teléfono: +34 93 211 41 66
E-mail: mikado.reservas@hoteles-catalonia.es

Hotel Husa Tres Torres ***
Calatrava, 32
Teléfono: +34 93 417 73 00

Aparthotel Bonanova ***
Bisbe Sivilla, 7
Teléfono: +34 93 253 15 63
E-mail: info@bonanovasuite.com

Aparthotel Bertran ***
Bertran, 9-15
Teléfono: +34 93 212 75 50

A city with character

Barcelona is an open, vibrant and creative city with a busy cultural, political, business and commercial life. It is a metropolis where every imaginable language can be heard, as well as a city that invites its residents and visitors alike to discover its Catalan culture and traditions.

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Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí

Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya view



Comunication departament
Phone: +34 93 253 15 00



Main Tourist Office of Barcelona
Phone: 93 285 38 34 (Plaça Catalunya, 17)

Tourist Information Office Barcelona Airport (El Prat)
Phone: 93 478 47 04

Barcelona Airport (El Prat)
Phone: 902 404 704



All general emergencies
Phone number: 112

National Spanish Police
Phone number: 091

Local Police - Barcelona
Phone number: 092

Police (Mossos d'Esquadra)
Phone number: 088

Medical emergencies - Barcelona
Phone number: 061

Fire Service
Phone number: 080

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4B – VISA Electron – Master Card – VISA
Phone: 902 11 44 00 / 91 362 62 00

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Phone: 902 40 11 12

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Phone: 902 19 21 00

American Express
Phone: 902 37 56 37

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Phone: 91 596 53 35



Activity accredited by the Consell Català de Formació Continuada de les Professions Sanitàries-Comisión de Formación Continuada del Sistema Nacional de Salud with 1.7 Credits (registration code: 09/018254-MD)*

* As established by the  Llei d’Ordenació de les Professions Sanitàries (BOE num.280 22.11.2003, art.20), no Continuing Education Credits might be awarded to resident doctors


Activity granted by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 9 European CME credits (ECMEC). Event code: 15519


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300 € Before 15 February 2017

350 € After

Cancellation Policy

Notifications of cancellation should be sent to prensa@imo.es or events@imo.es. Cancellations sent before 15 March will be subject to an administrative charge of 30% of the registration fee. Registrations cancelled after 15 March will not be refunded.

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23 March 2017

El flap frontal directo atrae las miradas de los especialistas del mundo hacia el #BarcelonaOculoplastics➡️… https://t.co/ZfHQ6mqDFb

21 March 2017

Do not miss Dr A. Bengoa’s talk about Medial canthus recostruction after a tumor surgery. #BarcelonaOculoplasticshttps://t.co/vkegW6I4Gu

18 March 2017

#BarcelonaOculoplastics 2015 behind the scenes. Are you ready for the 2017 edition? 🙋 https://t.co/0XkmCK7PxG https://t.co/d4Hf82XA6d