Jordi Monés is an ophthalmologist, macula and vitreoretinal specialist, and macular and retinal degeneration researcher. He is director of the Macula and Retina Institute, Barcelona; founder and director of the Barcelona Macula Foundation: Research for Vision; and coordinator of the Ophthalmology Department at the Teknon Medical Centre in Barcelona. He is a member of the board of directors of Barcelona Football Club and is responsible for their Medical and Performance Department. He earned his medical degree at the University of Barcelona and subsequently specialized in ophthalmology at Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre. He earned his retinal specialist degree at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University, and at Hospital San José, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. He earned his PhD degree at the University of Barcelona.

Dr Monés is dedicated to fighting blindness by supporting and conducting research in retinal disease. For the last 15 years he has been one of the foremost researchers involved in clinical trials for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. He is currently conducting Phase I, II and III clinical trials. His work has been widely published in scientific journals and he has given more than 200 presentations at international congresses. He is a member of 12 scientific societies.