Carlos Dorronsoro

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Carlos Dorronsoro (MSc Optical Physics 1996, MSc Vision Science 2003) is a scientific Consultant for the Center for Research and Development of the Spanish Navy (CIDA) and a PhD student at the Institute of Optics of the Spanish Research Council (IO-CSIC), working under the supervision of Susana Marcos at the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Laboratory.


Dorronsoro has a broad industrial experience in precision optics and ophthalmic optics, optical design, optical manufacturing, optical metrology and testing, cameras (specially for low-light level imaging), image processing, and software development. Prior to his work for the CIDA, Dorronsoro has worked with various optic companies such as Leica (Switzerland), Lep (Spain) or Lenticon Laboratories (Spain). He has broad experience in management and control of research projects, and has participated as Spanish national representative in several international management groups.


His major research interests are all related to visual optics, and oriented to clinical applications: optical performance on eye (measured through aberrometry) of spherical contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and standard or customized LASIK refractive surgery. One of his goals is to relate optical performance to visual performance. Part of his research (see below) has been supported by Alcon Cusi (Spain).


He is member of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Spanish Optical Society (SEDO) and the Spanish Physics Association (COFIS). he has been awarded a young researcher distinction by the Spanish Optical Society (2003).



C. Dorronsoro, S. Barbero, L. Llorente & S. Marcos

“On-eye measurement of optical performance of Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses based on ocular and corneal aberrometry”. Optometry and Vision Science, 2003;80:115–125 (2003) 

Abstract pdf | [Full text pdf 965 Kb]


R. Navarro, E. Moreno and C. Dorronsoro

“Monochromatic aberrations and point spread functions of the human eye across visual field” Journal of the Optical Society of America A,  15, 2522-2529 (1998)

Abstract | [Full text pdf 351 Kb]



C.Dorronsoro, D.Cano, S.Barbero, J.Merayo, L.Llorente, S.Marcos

“Understanding the Standard Algorithm for Corneal Refractive Surgery Using Laser Ablation of PMMA Surfaces

Annual meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, ARVO. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA). May 2003 (Poster)

Abstract | [Poster pdf 241 k]


Carlos Dorronsoro, Sergio Barbero, Lourdes Llorente & Susana Marcos

“Aberration control with standard rigid gas permeable contact lenses”

Center for Visual Science (CVS) Symposium 2002: Engineering the Eye, University of Rochester, NY, USA, June 2002 (Poster)

[Poster pdf 412 k]


Navarro R., Moreno E., Dorronsoro C.

"Monochromatic Aberrations Of The Human Eye Across The Visual Field Using A Laser Ray-Tracing Method" 

Annual meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, ARVO
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA).
May 1998 (Oral presentation)




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