“We dedicate life to your eyes”
The Barraquer Ophthalmology Clinic is a private entity that opened its doors on December 20, 1968, founded by Professor José Ignacio Barraquer Moner. The construction of the building began in 1964 in a plot located on Calle 100 with transversal 18 of the capital, an area that, at that time was considered the northern limit of the city. Only in the thought of a pioneer, as Professor Barraquer always was, was the idea of founding the Clinic in this area present, betting that the gradual growth of the city would allow the entity its positioning and consolidation in the long term.
By 1965, the Barraquer Institute of America, a nonprofit civil scientific entity, was founded for the research, study, teaching and dissemination of Ophthalmological Science. Currently directed by Dr. Francisco Barraquer Coll. Its activities throughout the years of its existence show the effort to investigate and create new techniques and tools that improve the visual health of patients.
The academic and research spirit of the Barraquer Dynasty, especially of Professor José Ignacio Barraquer Moner, remains alive in time and history through the Superior School of Ophthalmology whose primary objective is to expand opportunities for higher education access, especially to advanced training in ophthalmology, so that all those passionate about medicine and this specialty have access to a comprehensive and progressive training.
A momentous milestone was the creation of the first Bank of Eyes in Colombia around 1969 which in its early years was called Banco de Ojos San Ignacio, then called Bank of Eyes “The miracle of Seeing” and finally, when the Transplant Law was achieved in the Constitution of Colombia, he was a founding partner of COBANCOL (Banco de Ojos de Colombia Corporation)
Since then and to date, the Barraquer Clinic continues to consolidate itself as a reference of Visual Health at national and international level, strengthening its excellence and quality based on research, academia and family tradition.