Medicine, Coimbra University, Portugal, 1978. Ophthalmology, Coimbra University, Portugal, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Ophthalmology, Coimbra University, Portugal, 1999.
Research assistant Ophtalmic Research Center University Coimbra, 1983, invited assistant ophthalmology, 1990. Clinical assistant department ophthalmology University Hospital Coimbra, 1990, consultant department ophthalmology, 1994, assistant professor, 1999.
Member International Society Ocular Fluorophotometry (general secretary Europe, Africa 1988-1994, board directors 1994), Cirurgia Implanto Refractiva Portugal (general secretary 1996-1998, Refractive CIRP-Iolab award 1990, 94), National Council Technology Exercise Medicine (consultant 1997), European Society Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, European Society Engineering and Medicine, International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, European Society Cataract Refractive Surgery (European De Jong award 1994), Lions Club (vice president Coimbra 1997-1998, president 1998-1999), Rowing Section Coimbra University (director 1996-2000).
Married Conceicao Ferreira, December 19, 1977. Children: Filipe Miguel Ferreira, Ruben Dinis Ferreira.