Our Partner in Eye Care
Our ophthalmology service is committed to improving patients’ quality of life through the preservation and restoration of vision. We offer personalised care delivered by a team of highly-skilled experts who regularly use innovative techniques, the latest therapies, and state-of-the-art equipment.
At UPMC Kildare Hospital, our team is comprised of ophthalmologists and optometrists from the Institute of Eye Surgery. Sub-specialists from the IOES focus their practice exclusively on a specific area of expertise, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, or glaucoma. As a result, they are highly skilled at treating minor ophthalmologic conditions to the most complicated diagnoses. They also are often involved in the development of new treatments and innovations in eye care.
A First for Ireland in
IOES consultants at UPMC Kildare Hospital, including Prof. Michael O’Keeffe, FRCS, FRCSE, (pictured), are the first in Ireland to invest in the revolutionary Ziemer Z8 laser. The device can be used for refractive laser eye surgery, laser cataract surgery, and therapeutic procedures.
Designed to be less invasive and more precise than traditional devices, the Ziemer Z8 provides patients with a more comfortable experience and improved results following their procedure. This innovative technology will soon be implemented at our U.S. locations, including the UPMC Eye Center in Pittsburgh.
Experienced in Adult and
Consultants at UPMC Kildare Hospital are experienced in treating conditions affecting adults and children.
Through our coordinated care process and access to the best in diagnostic equipment, we ensure all patients receive high-quality, expert eye care in a safe environment. And with our commitment to a friendly and convenient patient experience, you can trust your care and that of your child’s to our experts.
Conditions We Treat
Our consultants offer comprehensive surgical and non-surgical care that includes but is not limited to:
Consultants in Ophthalmology
Institute of Eye Surgery
Mr. Eugene Ng, MB, BChBAO, MRCOphth, FRCSI
Cataract and Vitreo Retinal and AMD Specialist
Ms. Nikolina Budimlija, MD
Ocular Surface and Chronic Eye Disease Specialist
Mr. Pat Hayes, FRCS
Cataract and Medical Retinal Specialist
Dr. Farah Ibrahim, FEBO, MRCOphth, DRCOphth
Medical Retinal and Chronic Eye Disease Specialist
Ms. Caitriona Kirwan, MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), MSc (Hons), MRCOphth (London), FRCSI (Ophth)
Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery Specialist
Ms. Jasna Pavičić-Astaloš, MD, PhD
Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist
Mr. Magdy Nasralla Abdalla, FRCS
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Learn More About Common Eye Conditions
Vision changes can be subtle, especially in children. Some kids hide vision problems to avoid getting glasses. Although a back-to-school physical usually includes a brief