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.
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:
- Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
- Retinal tears
- Retinal detachments
- Macular holes (epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy)
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- 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. Nicolina Budimlija, MD
Ocular Surface and Chronic Eye Disease Specialist
Mr. Pat Hayes, FRCS
Cataract and Medical Retinal 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