Dr. Villarreal as a pioneer and innovator of the laser eye surgery has shared his experiences in different forums around the world of ophthalmology. (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Mexican Society of ophthalmology, Panamerican Congress of ophthalmology, Argentinean, Italian, African and Cuban).
Dr. Villarreal was the first in the world to apply the holmium laser for the correction of Hyperopia and Presbyopia. He was also the first in Mexico to introduce the Crystalens (intraocular lens for correction of Presbyopia)
The Centro de Oftalmologia Monterrey has been the place where the developments of technologies, under Dr. Villarreal’s supervision, have been tested. Technologies that have revolutionized in ophthalmology worldwide, just as the soft implants for correcting myopia, implants for intracorneals for the correction of defects in the vision and the development of the first surgery in the world using the microkeratome, the Hansatome.
Dr. Villarreal has received in his clinic, ophthalmologists worldwide to share experiences, Dr. Charles Kelman (father of the Cataract surgery), Dr. Stephen Slade (pioneer of the laser eye surgery worldwide), Dr. George Waring (editor of the magazine “International Society of Refractive Surgery”), Dr. Stephen Brint (Professor of Ophthalmology in the University of Tulane in New Orleans, USA.) Dr. Douglas Koch (Professor of Ophthalmology of Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, USA, and Editor of the magazine Cataract and Refractive Surgery, among others.
Has been elected recently in a exclusive TV program (TRANSFORMA-T), and has received mass media attention in TV locals, several occasions.
His contributions in the laser eye correction have made Dr. Villarreal a nominee as one of the best ophthalmologist in the world.