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Dr Carlos Dorronsoro



Dr. Carlos Dorronsoro

VioBio Lab
Instituto de Optica
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Calle Serrano 121
28006 Madrid





PhD Visual Optics   12/2009
Universidad de Valladolid

MSc Vision Science  06/2003
Universidad de Valladolid

BSc Physical Optics 06/1997
Universidad de Zaragoza

ASc Physics             06/1994
Universidad de Salamanca 


 Research Positions


2Eyes Vision SL     Spin-off company of CSIC
              Promoter, founder, scientific coordinator
              Clinical devices for optometry and ophthalmology
              06/2015 to Present Day (Part-time position)

Institute of Optics     Spanish National Research Council (IO-CSIC)
              Staff Scientist, Group leader, Vice-director of the Institute
              Visual optics, perceptual optics, neural adaptation
              12/2014 to Present Day

University of Texas at Austin     Center for Perceptual Systems
              Visiting Researcher and Fulbright scholar  
              Periodic research stays and permanent collaboration
              Perception, the limits of vision, psychophysics
              06/2014 to Present Day (Intermittent)

Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab     Spanish National Research Council (IO-CSIC)
              Post-doctoral Researcher and Technology Transfer Coordinator
              Visual optics, optics and perception, visual performance
              12/2009 to 12/2014

Imatrics Image Technology     Spin-off company of CSIC and University of Granada
              Promoter, Founder, Scientific Director, Managing director
              Image processing, infrared cameras
              06/2006 to 06/2013 (Part-time position)

Alfa Imaging SA     Spin-off company of the University of Reading (UK)
              Promoter and Researcher
              Millimeter-wave optics and detectors, remote thread detection
              04/2006 to 03/2013 (Part-time position)

Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab     Spanish National Research Council (IO-CSIC)
              Pre-doctoral Researcher and Technology Transfer coordinator
              Optics and perception, aberrometry, refractive surgery, contact lenses
              04/2006 to 12/2009

 Brief Bio


Carlos Dorronsoro (M.S. Optical Physics '96 from the University of Zaragoza, M.S. Vision Science '03 and PhD Vision Science '09 from the University of Valladolid) is Staff Scientist at the Institute of Optics, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Madrid). He started to collaborate with the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab in 2001, where he performed his PhD research in the field of physical and optical implications of refractive surgery and contact lenses.

He has published 50 research papers in the most important journals in the field of Optics and Vision Science, as well as 5 in the field of Multidisciplinary Sciences (as Plos ONE), 9 Proceedings and 5 book chapters (h=17, 800 citations, more than 100 citations per year according to Web of Science). Carlos Dorronsoro holds 19 families of patents, 13 of them licensed to different industries. He has been principal investigator in 21 research projects.

Besides ophthalmic and visual optics, Dorronsoro also has a broad industrial experience in precision optics, optical design, optical manufacturing, optical metrology & testing and camera calibration. Prior to his work for CSIC, Dorronsoro has worked for the Low-light vision laboratory of the Spanish Navy Research and Development Center (CIDA) and with various optics companies such as Leica (Switzerland), Lep (Spain) or Lenticon Laboratories (Spain). He has also been involved in management and control of international research projects and industrial collaborations, as well as in establishing research strategies in optics and photonics at a European level (WEU, now EDA).

He has been Vice-President of the Visual Sciences Committee (2008-2012) of the Spanish Optical Society (Sedoptica), and promoter/co-founder of four spin-off companies (Imatrics Image Technologies SLNE, Alfa Imaging SA, Plenoptika Inc, 2Eyes Vision SL). He was regional winner of the 1st Spanish Physics Olympiad (1990), obtained a University Fellowship (1990-1996) from the Spanish Physics Society, was awarded with a Young Investigators in Optics Award (2003, Spanish Optical Society) and Best Patent of the Year (twice, in 2010 and 2017, Madrid Regional Government, Madri+d Foundation), Best business plan based on a doctoral Thesis (2011 University of Valladolid) and Best Thesis in Optical Imaging in Spain (years 2008 to 2010 Spanish Optical Society). Currently, he is Vice-Director of the Institute of Optics, CSIC.



  1. Maria Vinas, Clara Benedi, Sara Aissati, Daniel Pascual, Vyas Akondi, Carlos Dorronsoro & Susana Marcos. Visual simulators replicate vision with multifocal lenses. Scientific Reports 9:1539 (2019).
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Xoana Barcala, Enrique Gambra, Vyas Akondi, Lucie Sawides, Yassine Marrakchi, Victor Rodriguez-Lopez, Clara Benedi-Garcia, Maria Vinas, Eduardo Lage and Susana Marcos. Tunable Lenses: Fine-Tune Control For High-Speed Applications. Optics Express  27, 2085-2100 (2019)
  1. Vyas Akondi, Enrique Gambra, Yassine Marrakchi, Lucie Sawides, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos. Experimental validations of a tunable lens based visual demonstrator of multifocal designs. Biomedical Optics Express 9(12) pp6302-6317. DOI: 10.1364/BOE.9.006302 (2018)
  1. Nicolás Alejandre-Alba, Rocio Gutierrez-Contreras, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos. Intraocular photobonding to enable accommodating intraocular lens function. Translational Vision Science and Technology. 7(5):27. DOI: doi:10.1167/tvst.7.5.27 (2018)
  1. Abinaya Priya Venkataraman, Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Carlos Dorronsoro, Linda Lundström, Susana Marcos. Role of Parafovea in Blur Perception. Vision Research. 138 59-65. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2017.07.005 (2017)
  1. María Vinas, Ana Gonzalez-Ramos, Carlos Dorronsoro, Vyas Akondi, Nuria Garzon, Francisco Poyales, Susana Marcos. In vivo measurement of longitudinal chromatic aberration in patients implanted with trifocal diffractive intraocular lenses. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 33 (11): 736-742 (2017)
  1. Vyas Akondi, Carlos Dorronsoro, Enrique Gambra and Susana Marcos. Temporal multiplexing to simulate multifocal intraocular lenses: theoretical considerations. Biomedical Optics Express 8(7), pp3410-3425. Doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.003410 (2017)
  1. Maria Vinas, Carlos Dorronsoro, Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Clara Benedi-Garcia, Edward Anthony Lavilla, Jim Schwiegerling, Susana Marcos. Comparison of vision through surface modulated and spatial light modulated multifocal optics. Biomedical Optics Express 8(4) pp2055-2068 doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.002055 (2017)
  1. Vyas Akondi, Pablo Perez-Merino, Eduardo Martinez-Enriquez, Carlos Dorronsoro, Nicolas Alejandre, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, Susana Marcos. Evaluation of the true wavefront aberrations in eyes implanted with a rotationally asymmetric multifocal intraocular lens. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 33(4), pp 257-265, DOI:10.3928/1081597X-20161206-03 (2017)
  1. Nandor Bekesi, Carlos Dorronsoro, Andrés de la Hoz, Susana Marcos. Material properties from air puff corneal deformation by numerical simulations on model corneas. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0165669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165669 (2016)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Jose Ramón Alonso­Sanz, Daniel Pascual, Miriam Velasco­Ocana, Pablo Perez­Merino, Susana Marcos. Portable simultaneous vision device to simulate multifocal correction. Optica. 3 (8), 918-924; DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.3.000918 (2016)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Pablo de Gracia, Lucie Sawides, and Susana Marcos. Perceived image quality with simulated segmented bifocal corrections. Biomedical Optics Express. 7(11), 4388-4399; DOI: 10.1364/BOE.7.004388 (2016)
  1. Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos. Differences in visual quality with orientation of a rotationally asymmetric bifocal IOL design. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 42, 1276-1287: DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2016.06.034 (2016)
  1. Maria Viñas, Carlos Dorronsoro, Veronica González, Daniel Cortes, Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan and Susana Marcos. Testing vision with angular and radial multifocal phase patterns using Adaptive Optics. Vision Research 132, 85-86; doi:10.1016/j.visres.2016.04.011. (2016)
  1. Nicholas Durr, Shivang Dave, Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, Daryl Lim, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos, Frank Thorn, Eduardo Lage. Design and Clinical Evaluation of hand-held wavefront autorefractor. Optometry and Vision Science 92(12), 1140-1147; doi: 10.1097/OPX. 0000000000000732 (2015).
  1. Susana Marcos, Miriam Velasco-Ocana, Carlos Dorronsoro, Lucie Sawides, Martha Hernandez, Gildas Marin. Impact of Astigmatism and High Order Aberrations on Subjective Best Focus. Journal of Vision. 15 (11):4 doi:10.1167/15.11.4 (2015).
  1. Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Lucie Sawides, Carlos Dorronsoro, Eli Peli, Susana Marcos. Single neural code for blur in subjects with different interocular optical blur orientation. Journal of Vision. 15(8):15, 1–13 DOI:10.1167/15.8.15 (2015)
  1. Susana Marcos, Nicolas Alejandre, Jorge Lamela, Carlos Dorronsoro and Irene Kochevar. Toward New Engagement Paradigms For Intraocular Lenses: Light-Initiated Bonding of Capsular Bag to Lens Materials. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 56, 4249-4256. doi:10.1167/iovs.15-17070 (2015).
  1. Maria Vinas, Carlos Dorronsoro, Nuria Garzon, Francisco Poyales, Susana Marcos. In vivo subjective and objective longitudinal chromatic aberration in patients bilaterally implanted with same design hydrophobic and hydrophilic IOLs. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 41 (10), 2115–2124, (2015)
  1. Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Carlos Dorronsoro, Lucie Sawides, Michael Webster, Susana Marcos. A cyclopean neural mechanism compensating for optical differences between the eyes. Current Biology 25(5), pp. R188-R189. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.027 (2015).
  1. Maria Vinas, Carlos Dorronsoro, Daniel Cortes, Daniel Pascual, and Susana Marcos, Longitudinal chromatic aberration of the human eye in the visible and near infrared from wavefront sensing, double-pass and psychophysics. Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 948-962. DOI:10.1364/OE.23.00948 (2015)
  1. Sabine Kling, Nandor Bekesi, Carlos Dorronsoro, Daniel Pascual, Susana Marcos. Corneal viscoelastic properties from finite-element analysis of in vivo air-puff deformation. PLoS ONE 9(8): e104904. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104904 (2014).
  1. Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, Carlos Dorronsoro, Lucie Sawides, Susana Marcos. Short-term neural adaptation to simultaneous bifocal images. PLoS ONE 9(3): e93089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093089 (2014).
  1. Pablo Pérez-Merino, Judith Birkenfeld, Carlos Dorronsoro, Sergio Ortiz, Sonia Durán, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, Susana Marcos. Aberrometry in patients implanted with Accommodative Intraocular Lenses. American Journal of Ophthalmology pii: S0002-9394(14)00076-2. doi: 10.1016 /j.ajo.2014.02.013. (2014).
  1. David Fernández, Sergio Barbero, Carlos Dorronsoro and Susana Marcos. Multifocal intraocular lens with in-eye optimized through-focus optical performance. Optics Letters 38(24): 5303-5306 (2013).

           also selected for publication in: Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, 9 (2) Feb. 2014

  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Jörn Bonse, and Jan Siegel. Self-assembly of a new type of periodic surface structure in a copolymer by excimer laser irradiation above the ablation threshold. Journal of Applied Physics, 114. 153105 (2013).
  1. Lucie Sawides, Carlos Dorronsoro, Andrew Haun, Eli Peli, Susana Marcos. Using pattern classification to measure adaptation to the orientation of high order aberrations. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70856. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070856. (2013)
  1. Maria Vinas, Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro, Lucie Sawides, Gildas Marin, Martha Hernandez and Susana Marcos. Astigmatism Impact on Visual Performance: Meridional & Adaptational Effects. Optometry and Vision Science. 90(12) 1430-1442. (2013)
  1. Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro and Susana Marcos. Multiple zone multifocal phase designs. Optics Letters 38 (18): 3526-3529 (2013)

           also selected for publication in: Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, 8 (10) Nov. 2011

  1. Pablo Perez-Merino, Carlos Dorronsoro, Lourdes Llorente, Sonia Duran, Ignacio Jimenez-Alfaro and Susana Marcos. In vivo chromatic aberration in eyes implanted with intraocular lenses. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 54:2654–2661; (2013)
  1. Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro, Álvaro Sánchez-González, Lucie Sawides and Susana Marcos. Experimental Simulation of Simultaneous Vision. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 54:415-422; (2013)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Daniel Pascual, Pablo Perez-Merino, Sabine Kling and Susana Marcos. Dynamic OCT measurement of corneal deformation by an air puff in normal and cross-linked corneasBiomedical Optics Express  3 (3): 473-487 (2012) 
  1. Lucie Sawides, Carlos Dorronsoro, Pablo de Gracia, Maria Vinas, Michael Webster, and Susana Marcos. Dependence of subjective image focus on the magnitude and pattern of high order aberrations. Journal of Vision, 12(8): 4 (2012)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Silvia Schumacher, Pablo Pérez-Merino, Jan Siegel, Michael Mrochen and Susana Marcos. Effect of air-flow on the evaluation of refractive surgery ablation patterns. Optics Express, 19, 4653-4666 (2011).

          also selected for publication in: Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, 6 (3) March. 2011

  1. Lucie Sawides, Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro, Michael A. Webster, & Susana Marcos Vision Is Adapted to the Natural Level of Blur Present in the Retinal Image. Plos One 6 (11) e0027031 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027031 (2011)
  1. Sergio Barbero, Susana Marcos, Javier Montejo and Carlos Dorronsoro. Design of isoplanatic aspheric intraocular lenses. Optics Express Vol. 19, No. 6 (2011).
  1. Lucie Sawides, Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro, Michael Webster, Susana Marcos. Adapting to blur produced by ocular high order aberrations. Journal of Vision, 11 (7) 21 (2011).
  1. Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro, Gildas Marin, Martha Hernández & Susana Marcos. Visual Acuity under combined astigmatism and coma: optical and neural adaptation effects. Journal of Vision, 11(2): 5, 1-11 (2011)
  1. Pablo de Gracia, Carlos Dorronsoro, Enrique Gambra, Gildas Marin, Martha Hernández & Susana Marcos. Combining coma with astigmatism can improve retinal image over astigmatism alone. Vision Research 50 (19), 2008-2014 (2010)
  1. Perez-Escudero, A., Dorronsoro, C. & Marcos, S. Correlation between radius and asphericity in surfaces fitted by conics. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 27 (7), 1541-1548, (2010)

          also selected for publication in: Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, 5 (11) Aug. 2010

  1. Lucie Sawides, Enrique Gambra, Daniel Pascual, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos. Visual performance with real-life tasks under Adaptive-Optics ocular aberration correction. Journal of Vision, 10(5):19, 1 – 12 (2010)
  1. Alfonso Pérez Escudero, Carlos Dorronsoro, Lucie Sawides, Laura Remón, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Susana Marcos. Minor Influence of Myopic Laser In Situ Keratomileusis on the Posterior Corneal Surface. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 50. 4146-4154 (2009)
  1. Enrique Gambra, Lucie Sawides, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos. Accommodative lag and fluctuations when optical aberrations are manipulated. Journal of Vision 9. 1 final: 15 (2009)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Laura Remón, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Susana Marcos. Experimental evaluation of optimized ablation patterns for laser refractive surgery. Optics Express.17. 15292-15307 (2009)
  1. Susana Marcos, Lucie Sawides, Enrique Gambra, Carlos Dorronsoro. Influence of adaptive-optics ocular aberration correction on visual acuity at different luminances and contrast polarities. Journal of Vision 8 (13). 1-12 (2008)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Jan Siegel, Laura Remón, Susana Marcos. Suitability of Filofocon A and PMMA for experimental models in excimer laser ablation refractive surgery. Optics Express 16. 20955-20967 (2008)

         also selected for publication in: Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, 4 (2), February 2009

  1. J. Siegel, G. Gawelda, D. Puerto, C. Dorronsoro, J. Solis, CN. Afonso, JCG. de Sande, R. Bez, A. Pirovano, C. Wiemer. Amorphization dynamics of Ge2Sb2Te5 films upon nano- and femtosecond laser pulse irradiation. Journal of Applied Physics 103. Ref.023516 (2008)

         also selected for publication in: Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, 7 (2), February 2008

  1. Carlos Dorronsoro and Susana Marcos. Experiments on PMMA model to predict the impact of corneal refractive surgery on corneal shape: reply. Optics Express. 15 7245-7246 (2007)
  1. Lourdes Llorente, Susana Marcos, Carlos Dorronsoro & Stephen A Burns. Effect of sampling on real ocular aberration measurements. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 24 (9) 2783-2796 (2007)

        also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Daniel Cano, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, and Susana Marcos. Experiments on PMMA models to predict the impact of corneal refractive surgery on corneal shape. Optics Express 14(13) 6142-6156 (2006)​​​
  1. Lourdes Llorente, Sergio Barbero, Daniel Cano, Carlos Dorronsoro, Susana Marcos. Myopic versus hyperopic eyes: axial length, corneal shape and optical aberrations. Journal of Vision. 4 288-298 (2004)
  1. Carlos Dorronsoro, Sergio Barbero, Lourdes. Llorente, Susana Marcos. On-eye measurement of optical performance of Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses based on ocular and corneal aberrometry. Optometry and Vision Science 80(1) 115-125 (2003)
  1. Rafael Navarro, Esther Moreno and Carlos 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)