Protecting and optimising your vision

Paul has over 20 years experience in ophthalmic surgery and has provided consultant delivered patient assessment, treatment and follow up in the Blackrock Clinic and the Hermitage Clinic since 2007.


A Wide Range of Opthalmic Services

We offer a wide range of Ophthalmic surgery options in the Blackrock Clinic and Hermitage Medical Clinic. 


A cataract is the natural lens inside the eye which has become cloudy (see image above). It is situated behind the pupil but in front of the vitreous jelly and retina. Removal of the cataract is usually performed when this significantly affects the eyesight.

Refractive / Laser Eye Surgery

We see by forming an image on the retina. Images are focused on the retina by the cornea (the clear part of the front of the eye) and the natural lens. About half the Irish population requires glasses or contact lenses to focus a clear image of a distant object on the retina.

Keratoconus and Cross-linking

In patients with Keratoconus, the cornea is not only coned shape, but the surface is also irregular or warped resulting in a distorted image being projected onto the brain. Keratoconus can be difficult to detect because it usually develops slowly. However, in some cases, Karatoconus may proceed rapidly.

Corneal Graft Surgery

The cornea is the window or windscreen at the front of the eye. Light travels through the cornea past the lens to the retina and the brain forms the visual image. All the layers can be affected individually or in combination.