Ophthalmology Services | UPMC Kildare

Ophthalmology Services at UPMC Kildare Hospital

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.

Our Partners in Eye Care

At UPMC Kildare Hospital, our team is comprised of ophthalmologists and optometrists – including consultants from our surgical partner, the Institute of Eye Surgery. Our team treats minor ophthalmologic conditions to the most complicated diagnoses.

Experienced in Adult and Paediatric Treatment

Consultants at UPMC Kildare Hospital are skilled in treating conditions affecting both adults and children.

Conditions We Treat

Our consultants offer comprehensive surgical and non-surgical care that includes but is not limited to:


Surgical Services

  • Cataract
  • Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
    • Retinal tears
    • Retinal detachments
    • Macular holes (epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy)
  • Glaucoma

Medical Services

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Surface Disorders (including Dry Eye and Blepharitis)

Consultants in Ophthalmology

Institute of Eye Surgery

Mr. Eugene Ng, MB, BChBAO, MRCOphth, FRCSI
Cataract and Vitreo Retinal and AMD Specialist

Ms. Fatima Hamroush, FRCSOphth (Ed), DO, MBBS
Neuro and Glaucoma Specialist

Mr. Pat Hayes, FRCS
Cataract and Medical Retinal Specialist

Ms. Jasna Paviĉić-Astaloŝ, MD, PhD
Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist

Ms. Nicolina Budimlija, MD
Ocular Surface and Chronic Eye Disease Specialist

Prof. Michael O’Keeffe
Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology Specialist 
Refractive Laser Surgery

Ms. Caitriona Kirwan, MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), MSc (Hons), MRCOphth (London), FRCSI(ophth)
Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery Specialist


Mr. Magdy Nasralla Abdalla, FRCS
Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Committed to Research

The UPMC Eye Center, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., (U.S.) is led by José-Alain Sahel, M.D., one of the world’s leading experts in retinal disease. Dr. Sahel is chairman of UPMC’s Department of Ophthalmology and founder and director of the Vision Institute in Paris. He also is a professor at the Sorbonne’s medical school, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie. UPMC Kildare Hospital is pleased to offer our ophthalmologists access to state-of-the-art techniques, procedures, and current information.

Contact Details

Ophthalmology Services

Institute of Eye Surgery
045 230420

Mr. Magdy Nasralla Abdalla, FRCS
045 982340

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