Dr. Luis Arias, MD, PhD

Head of Retina Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain 


Dr. Arias is retina specialist known for his research, particularly in relation to choroidal neovascularization associated with a variety of conditions, and for his passion for education in ophthalmology. He was awarded the International Ophthalmologist Education Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his achievements and dedication to ophthalmology education. He has published many peer reviewed papers related to retinal research, along with books and book chapters, with more recent papers featuring swept source OCT imaging, providing new clinical insights. He is a regular reviewer for a wide range of top peer reviewed journals and sits on the editorial board of the Spanish journal, Macular Pathology Review.


He has presented at an impressive number of conferences and educational events, both within his native Spain and globally, testament to his skill as an educator and researcher.


We look forward to some excellent educational presentations from Dr. Arias during the conference, and greatly appreciate his expertise in designing the scientific program.