• Corneal tomography (Pentacam)
  • Corneal specular microscopy
  • Eye angiography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Visual field exam
  • Cataract surgery
  • Intraocular lens implantation
  • Refractive surgery
  • PRK
  • Corneal transplant
  • Pterygium surgery
  • YAG laser procedures


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Professional Experience

  • more than 7 years
  • Attending Ophthalmologist, Clinica Oftalmologica, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Attending Ophthalmologist, Hospital Mexico, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Cornea Subspecialist in Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department, Conde de Valenciana Ophthalmology Institute, México DF, Mexico


  • Bachelor degree (BS) in Medical Sciences, University of Costa Rica
  • Medical Doctor (MD), University of Costa Rica
  • Optics and Refraction, Basic Science and Clinical Science assessments certificate, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2, USA

Professional Membership

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Cornea and Refractive Surgery Mexican Center

Board certifications / Medical licenses

  • Certified as Ophthalmologist by the Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica

One more thing about me: My favorite hobby is jogging

Office Hours

Monday :
08:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.    
Tuesday :
08:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.    
Wednesday :
08:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.    
Thursday :
08:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.    
Friday :
08:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.    
Saturday :
Sunday :
Office hours are displayed in the time zone of San Jose.


Hospital CIMA, Torre 3, 1/F, Barrio Los Laureles, San Rafael de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
Dr. Guillermo   Tapia-Herrera
Dr. Guillermo Tapia-Herrera

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