Minister for Health Simon Harris (left), with patient Sr Margaret Quinn at the opening of the cataract unit at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin in 2017. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Waiting times for cataract surgery at the State’s main eye hospital have been halved since the opening of a new operating theatre in June 2017. The R(...)

Half of the country has no children’s public eye-care scheme, according to research released by the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI). Sixth(...)

 Dublin Fire Brigade:  units  were attending illegal bonfires at Dolphin’s Barn, Ballyfermot, Darndale, Finglas and Tallaght and attempts were made to prevent crews dousing the fires. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fire brigade crews have been attacked while approaching Halloween bonfires in Dublin and an officer suffered an ear injury after a firework was thrown(...)

Doctors have warned that Nerf guns  can lead to serious eye injuries. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Mark Hilliard Jack Power Nerf guns, the popular toys that shoot foam darts, have been found to cause serious eye injuries including internal bleeding(...)

Opticians say they are seeing a rise in cases of short sightedness and eye strain among young professionals. Photograph: Getty Images

Opticians say they are seeing a rise in cases of short sightedness and eye strain among young professionals and school children due to constant exposu(...)

Ian McKinley: former Ireland Under-20 outhalf, who now plays for Zebre, lost his sight in one eye. Photograph: Francesca Soli

The IRFU has come into direct conflict with the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) over the issue of players wearing protective goggles. IRF(...)

Tom Waldron who has an eye condition and  had a liver transplant photographed at his home in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

When I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, I was amazed. Like most people, I assumed cirrhosis was alcohol-related and I was never a big drinke(...)

Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye (the retina) to leak or become blocked and damage your sight.  Photograph: Thinkstock

  Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Ireland with an average of one person with the condition going blind(...)

The school eye-screening system is failing children with up to four year delays for crucial follow up exams to catch and treat various conditions, the(...)

See here: eye exams can pick up on general health issues such as diabetes, MS or brain tumours. Photograph: Getty

All professions are conspiracies against the laity, said George Bernard Shaw. With that in mind, just how do you know your optician is telling the tru(...)