New dedicated cataract theatres in Nenagh Hospital and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital are looking to take patients from other hospitals shortly.

Appalling, record-breaking waiting lists have become a ubiquitous feature of the Irish hospital system in the last five years. So much so it seems the(...)

Christine Dingle: spent nine months waiting for an appointment and two years on the surgical waiting list before her cataract operation was performed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tens of thousands of patients requiring simple cataract operations could be taken off public waiting lists through the creation of dedicated care team(...)

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(...)

“The shop assistant showed me a device she said showed the efficacy of polarising layers over nonpolarising ones”

Has Specsavers been blinding its customers with bad science and a test that cannot be replicated in the real world in order to sell high-priced lenses(...)

At least 21 cases have been taken by individual consumers against high street eye laser clinics since 2008. Photograph: Getty Images

The advertising of medical services such as laser eye surgery, plastic surgery and skin treatments needs to be more closely regulated to protect consu(...)

Dr Mark Cahill at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital,  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I am an eye doctor and surgeon specialising in eye problems that involve the retina, the special layer at the back of the eye that turns light into(...)

With complications arising in a minority of laser-eye surgery cases, the amount of litigation is increasing. Photograph: The Irish Times

New guidelines have been drawn up for eye laser surgery amid growing concern over the use of hard-sell tactics in persuading consumers to undergo the (...)

An Oireachtas committee has heard that Ireland’s cosmetic surgery patients are at risk due to the under-regulated nature of the industry. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients are being harmed by the dangerously under-regulated nature of Ireland’s cosmetic surgery industry, an Oireachtas committee has been told. The(...)

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(...)

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