Born in Oviedo. Studied a Degree in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, obtaining 14 distinctions.
His Specialty in Ophthalmology training took place at Hospital Clínico de Madrid where he read his Doctoral Thesis in 1979 obtaining an Outstanding CUM LAUDE and subsequently an Extraordinary Doctorate Award.
Likewise, he undertook several fellowships abroad in different Departments where he completed his training; he also collaborated with Dr Castroviejo for 3 years in all his clinical and surgical activity.
In 1980 he obtained by competitive examination the position of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology of the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad Complutense, a position he combined with the Leadership of the section of anterior segment of the aforementioned Hospital Clínico.
In 1982 he obtained by competitive examination the position of Professor of Ophthalmology of the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad de La Laguna, and a few months later by transfer competition, achieved the position of Professor of Ophthalmology at Universidad de Oviedo. One must note that he was the youngest Professor of Ophthalmology in Spain.
Since 1983 he is the Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias,
That same year he joined the Instituto Oftalmológico Fernández-Vega, where he is Medical Director and where he works alongside the rest of ophthalmologists of the family, representing the 4th generation of this saga of ophthalmologists.
He has authored over 200 publications related to the Specialty, several chapters in books as well as numerous presentations in national and international conferences, having lectured in nearly every Spanish university.
Ile has been granted many awards of the Specialty, highlighting amongst these the Arruga and Castroviejo Awards.
In October 2005 he was appointed Full Academic Member by the Academia Médico-Quirúrgica Española (Spanish Medical and Surgical Academy).
Member of the most important Ophthalmology Societies of the world, was President of the Sociedad Española de Cirugía Ocular Implanto-Refractiva, (Spanish Society of Implant and Refractive Ocular Surgery – SECOIR in Spanish) from 1996 to 2000, and now holds the position of Honorary President.
Likewise, in September 2011 he was elected President of the Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (Spanish Society of Ophthalmology), a position he occupied until 2015.
In October 2013 he was elected President of the National Commission of the Specialty.
Member of the Colegio Libre de Eméritos (Emeritus Free College) since 2015.
In June 2017 he was appointed Full Academic Member by the Real Academia de Medicina (Royal Academy of Medicine) of the Principality of Asturias.
One must highlight that he was part of the jury of the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research until 2017 and in April 2018 he was elected President of the Fundación Princesa de Asturias, participating that year as jury of the Concord Prize.