Department of Ophthalmology

Overview of Department

The Department of Ophthalmology is staffed by thirteen consultant ophthalmic surgeons and is the largest department of its kind in the country.

All the major ophthalmic subspecialties are catered for. Consultants have joint appointments with St Vincent’s University Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, St Colmcille’s Hospital, St James’s Hospital and our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

Two consultants hold professor positions, one affiliated with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the other with Trinity College, Dublin. Non consultant staff include 4 Specialist Registrars, 2 Surgical Registrars, 7 Senior House Officers and 1 Clinical Fellow Post.

Consultants Profile

  1. Mr. Donal Brosnahan
  2. Mr. Mark Cahill
  3. Professor Lorraine Cassidy
  4. Dr. Denise Curtin
  5. Ms. Aoife Doyle
  6. Mr. Noel Horgan
  7. Mr. Dara Kilmartin
  8. Mr. Paul Moriarty
  9. Mr. Martin O'Connor
  10. Professor Conor Murphy
  11. Mr. William J Power
  12. Mr. Patrick Talty
  13. Mr Jeremy O'Connor
  14. Dr. Rizwana Khan

Outpatients Department

There are currently 25 consultant led clinics per week.

Subspecialty clinics include corneal clinic, glaucoma clinic, uveitis clinic, neurophthalmology clinic, ocuplastic and orbital clinic, paediatric clinic, strabismus clinic, contact lens clinic, retinal clinic, macular degeneration clinic and diabetic retinopathy screening clinic.

All clinics are staffed by a consultant and experienced Non Consultant Hospital Doctors. There are approximately 30,000 patient visits per year.

Theatre

The Hospital carries out by far the largest number of elective ophthalmic surgeries in the country. EMERGENCY THEATRE COVER is provided for 24 hours a day 365 days a year. There are three fully equipped dedicated ophthalmic theatres, with an average of twenty six theatre sessions per week.

In 2006 5,100 surgical procedures were performed. All theatres are fully equipped enabling surgeons carry out all forms of advanced intraocular microsurgery.

Accident and Emergency Department

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