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The Institute of Eye Surgery at Whitfield Clinic provides a comprehensive, consultant-delivered, emergency and elective ophthalmic service

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Cataract is a common cause of visual complaints in persons aged 50 years or older

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Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in Ireland

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Dry eye syndrome is the result of inadequate tear production and/or excessive evaporation of tears

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the commonest cause of blindness in the developed world

Glaucoma

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Oculoplastics

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Cataracts

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Ocular Surface Disease

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Flashes and Floaters

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Vitreo Retinal Surgery

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Welcome to the Institute of Eye Surgery, Waterford

The Institute of Eye Surgery at Whitfield Clinic provides a comprehensive, consultant-delivered, emergency and elective ophthalmic service. The Institute of Eye Surgery adopts a patient-centred approach, ensuring optimum quality of care through ongoing research and audit, and access to that care through administrative support. The Institute of Eye Surgery provides treatments for eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Cataract, Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Oculoplastics and Ocular Surface Disease.

Eye Casualty Service

The walk-in Emergency Eye Service is available at the Institute of Eye Surgery between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. Such emergencies will be seen by a Consultant Opthalmologist within one hour of arrival, no appointment is needed. Out- of -ours and at weekends, a consultant opthalmologist is available to discuss eye emergencies with clinicians and healthcare professionals, provide appropriate advice, and review if required. Emergency out of hours phone number is 087-152 8527.

Research

The Institute of Eye Surgery is heavily involved in research. Our research centre- the Institute of Vision Research, is based at Carriganore House on the West Campus of Waterford Institute of Technology and also in Whitfield Clinic. The main focus of our research is exploration of ways to optimise and preserve vision in healthly and diseased eyes, with particular emphasis on age-related macular denegeration and cataracts.  For more information on our current research projects and to find out how to get involved please go to www.mprg.ie