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Working at the Institute of Eye Surgery is an incredibly rewarding experience for medical professionals within the ophthalmic field.

As Ireland’s only fully comprehensive sub-speciality service, we pride ourselves on creating an innovative and progressive practice for professionals.

We focus on excellence in clinical outcomes in everything we do. We are actively involved in clinical trials and invest heavily in the most advanced diagnostics and technological equipment.

Working at the Institute means you have an excellent opportunity for career progression in a fast-paced and dynamic environment that strives for a healthy work-life balance.

Current Vacancies: 

Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Trainee Ophthalmic Technicians

1. Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Job summary:

Consultant Ophthalmologist with subspecialty interest in vitreoretinal surgery.

Our vision is to provide each and every patient with optimal eyesight and eye health through excellence in eye care. We strive to create a collaborative and innovative working environment. IOES is currently seeking a motivated Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon in a full-time permanent capacity to complement our existing team of 7 consultants.  This role presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to be able to further develop their vitreoretinal career and shape vitreoretinal services for the future. .

Minimum Commitment: 4 Days per week

Salary: Flexible (Depending on experience) + Bonus

Main duties of the job:

The Institute of Eye Surgery (IOES) currently provides vitreoretinal services at UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford City and UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane, County Kildare. This post will thus require cross-site working and may involve travelling between our surgical locations.

Informal visits are actively encouraged to show you our excellent facilities on offer and our innovative approach to developing the service.

About us:

 IOES is a multi-centre private eye clinic group operating in Ireland with strong brand awareness and a growing geographic footprint. IOES is currently the only eye care network of private clinics in Ireland offering all ophthalmic subspecialities under one roof. It is our mission to build Ireland’s Ophthalmology platform into a global leader by delivering the highest quality outcomes through innovation, integration, education, research and clinical practice.

IOES is one of only a small number of private clinics in the UK and Ireland recognised as an international centre of excellence in clinical trials.  IOES is currently trial site for a Phase 2 gene therapy trial for geographic atrophy, Phase 3 Port Delivery System for wet AMD, artificial intelligence enriched OCT segmentation study and host to numerous industry sponsored investigator initiated studies.

Person Specification


  • Registered or eligible to register under the division of “Ophthalmic Surgery” with the Irish Medical Council (IMC).
  • FRCOphth or equivalent

Experience within Ophthalmology


  • Comprehensive experience in General Ophthalmology
  • Recognised subspecialty fellowship or strong evidence of subspeciality practice


  • Extensive subspecialty experience in vitreoretinal surgery
  • Clinical research experience
  • Competent cataract surgeon

Please include cover letter with CV to careers@ioes.ie

2. Trainee Opthalmic Technicians

IOES are currently recruiting for dynamic individuals to join their Ophthalmic Technicians team. The roles will involve a combination of practical hands-on training to support clinical activity as well as theory based online training to become a certified Ophthalmic Technician.

Successful candidates will be assigned to one of our three clinic locations: UPMC Whitfield Hospital (Waterford City), UPMC Kildare (Clane) and IOES Athlone (Westmeath).

The successful applicants will be responsible for adherence to clinical protocols, standards and practices, ensuring a high standard of patient care and an efficient patient journey through the clinic. Please note that the candidates do not need previous Ophthalmology or medical experience.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Career minded with an interest in Ophthalmology
  • Professional attitude and presentation
  • Self -Motivated with ability to use own initiative
  • Team player to work effectively to clinic goals
  • Flexibility to manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Application deadline: Ongoing

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: €25,000.00 per year

Please include cover letter with CV to careers@ioes.ie

Working at IoES

“The Institute of Eye Surgery is a really great place to work. Everyone – from the top down – is genuinely focused on delivering the best care possible to our patients, which means leadership is really supportive and encouraging in motivating us to succeed.”

Laura Flynn

Administration Manager

“What I like most about working at the Institute of Eye Surgery is the focus on innovation. Its really a place where you know you have access to the very best equipment and the latest research and techniques in eye care. As a specialist, that is very exciting.”

Jasna Pavicic Astalos

Consultant Ophthalmologist

“I love the fact that we really get to know our patients at the Institute of Eye Surgery. You can really build a relationship over many months and years with patients who need ongoing care so they can continue to use their eyes.”

Laura Tynan

AMD Nurse Specialist