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Aritz Bidaguren

Specialist at Miranza Begitek

College No.7236


Bachelor’s degree in Medicine. University of Navarra. Pamplona, Navarra. June 2002.

Ophthalmology Speciality (internship): Donostia University Hospital, San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa), from 16/06/03 to 15/06/07.

PhD Course: Advances in Surgery. University of the Basque Country-UPV. 2004-2005.

Research proficiency. University of the Basque Country-UPV. December 2006.

Diploma in advanced surgery studies. University of the Basque Country-UPV. February 2007.

PhD thesis Summa cum Laude from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). June 2017.

Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. University of Miami. Florida. USA. Cornea and anterior segment section observer fellowship. January – March 2017.

Fellowship at Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital, Madrid. Ocular motility section. March and April 2006.


Attending physician. Ophthalmology Department. Anterior segment and cornea section. Donostia University Hospital, June 2007 to present.

Ophthalmology physician. Miranza Begitek Ophthalmology Clinic, March 2009 to present.

Teaching activity

Associate professor of Ophthalmology. University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV). From 2012-2013 to present.

Professor, XI, X, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII and XIX theory-practical courses on keratoplasty and ocular surface reconstruction techniques. Organised by: Minimally invasive surgical centre of Caceres, Ramón y Cajal Hospital and Donosita Hospital
Caceres (Jesús Usón minimally invasive surgical centre). 2009 to 2019

Member of the Organising committee for the 35th and 39th AON (Northern Ophthalmology Association) Congress. Donostia-San Sebastian. 2013 and 2017.

Participation in 16 Courses-Congresses as a guest.

Scientific and research activity

46 Abstracts at Congresses, presented with the Award for the Best Abstract on 3 occasions.

19 publications in books.

14 publications in journals.

Collaboration in 3 funded research projects:
* Pro-inflammatory cytokine gene polymorphisms as risk markers of a proliferative vitreoretinopathy in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.
* Applicability of a bioactive and modular implant system as an intrastromal lens.
* An Open innovation test bed for the development of high-risk medical devices.

Investigator in Clinical Trial: randomised, multicentric, double-dummy, 3 parallel-group, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of 1mg/ml NOVA22007 eye drops (ciclosporin), emulsion administered in paediatric patients with severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis with severe keratitis. Phase III.