Francis Bardavio Ara

Eye treatments

Started at Practice Plus Group


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Optics and refraction module and membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1996

Basic sciences and clinical sciences assessment in ophthalmology. International Council of Ophthalmology. London, 1997-98

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, December 1998

Certificate of specialist training in ophthalmology. Ministry of Education of Spain, January 1999

Fellowship in glaucoma and cataract surgery (1998 1999). Western Eye and Hillingdon Hospitals, London, UK

Certificate in medical informatics. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2007

Master in clinical sciences research. School of Medicine, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona 2008-09

Master in health care management. School of Medicine, Universidad International de Cataluña 2011-12

Private medical insurance – Approved insurers


Healix Health Services


Mr Francis Bardavio Ara graduated from medical school in 1992 at the University of Barcelona in Spain and completed his speciality training in ophthalmology seven years later. He has over 25 years’ experience working as a cataract surgeon.

Mr Bardavio moved to the UK in 2016, to join the team at Practice Plus Group Hospital, St Mary’s in Portsmouth. Passionate about cataract surgery, Mr Bardavio is a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and a surgical fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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