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Ophthalmology in Spain

Ophthalmology in Spain EDITORIAL HE SPECIALTY of ophthalmology in Spain CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY became established during the second half of the 19th century. In Madrid in Clinical ophthalmology in Spain is practiced in both a 1872, the Instituto Oftalmico Nacional public and a private system. Most ophthalmologists (75%) T provided the training of Spain’s first-gen- have appointments in the public system as well as part- eration ophthalmologists and it continues to thrive. The time private practices. In the last 10 years, the number second generation of ophthalmologists became estab- of private practices has substantially increased mainly lished with the founding of the Sociedad Oftalmologíca because of the development of new cataract and refrac- Hispano-Americans in 1903. Ophthalmology was offi- tive surgery techniques. Most ophthalmologists prac- cially recognized and included as a subject in medical tice general ophthalmology, and most ocular surgery is schools in 1902, and the first professorships in ophthal- performed in public hospitals or private clinics, with the mology were created at the Universities of Madrid and exception of refractive surgery, which is performed in pri- Barcelona. vate centers. Although the first national institutions were founded SPANISH SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY at the beginning of the last century, the Spanish Na- tional http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Ophthalmology in Spain

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 118 (10) – Oct 1, 2000

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6165
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2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/archopht.118.10.1433
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Abstract

EDITORIAL HE SPECIALTY of ophthalmology in Spain CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY became established during the second half of the 19th century. In Madrid in Clinical ophthalmology in Spain is practiced in both a 1872, the Instituto Oftalmico Nacional public and a private system. Most ophthalmologists (75%) T provided the training of Spain’s first-gen- have appointments in the public system as well as part- eration ophthalmologists and it continues to thrive. The time private practices. In the last 10 years, the number second generation of ophthalmologists became estab- of private practices has substantially increased mainly lished with the founding of the Sociedad Oftalmologíca because of the development of new cataract and refrac- Hispano-Americans in 1903. Ophthalmology was offi- tive surgery techniques. Most ophthalmologists prac- cially recognized and included as a subject in medical tice general ophthalmology, and most ocular surgery is schools in 1902, and the first professorships in ophthal- performed in public hospitals or private clinics, with the mology were created at the Universities of Madrid and exception of refractive surgery, which is performed in pri- Barcelona. vate centers. Although the first national institutions were founded SPANISH SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY at the beginning of the last century, the Spanish Na- tional

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JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 2000

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