Retired soldier Michael Smith, who went to Wales for a cataract operation.

Michael Smith, a 66-year-old retired soldier, had waited for more than two years for a cataract operation before he decided to have treatment in Wales(...)

There are almost 12,500 people waiting for eye procedures, new figures show. The Association of Optometrists (AOI) said “crisis-level delays” in eye(...)

The HSE has told principals the service is being discontinued because of a lack of evidence to support its effectiveness. Photograph: iStock

Routine eye screening of 150,000 fifth-and sixth-class primary schoolchildren has ended, the Health Service Executive has confirmed. The HSE has told(...)

A solar eclipse in Varanasi, India, in July 2009. Ireland is set to experience up to a 95 per cent eclipse on Friday, though it is highly dangerous to look at the sun directly while observing the event. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP

People have a chance tomorrow to see a rare phenomenon of nature as a near-total eclipse of the sun tracks across Ireland. It will become noticeably(...)