Mr. Maged Habib

Cataract and Vitreo Retinal Specialist

Clinical Research Lead



Practices from: IOES Cork and IOES Waterford


Professional Highlights: Maged previously worked at Sunderland Eye Infirmary, one of the best and largest tertiary referral centre in the UK from 2001-2024. As a retina specialist, he co-led the South-of-the-Tyne Diabetic Retinopathy screening program. As Chief and primary applicant of multiple large clinical studies, his research passion led him to collaborate with Newcastle, Durham and Lincoln Universities (UK) in developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for detecting and monitoring diabetic eye disease and predicting treatment outcomes.


Career: Following his Masters’ Degree in Ophthalmology from Ain Shams University in Cairo he attained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, Maged was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Medicine, MD degree from Newcastle University.

Maged completed his Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, UK and has been a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon since 2011. He pursued his research ambitions and led one of the most active research units in UK, exploring novel treatments for restoring and improving vision as a Principle Investigator for more than 10 international clinical trials. Maged currently holds an honorary clinical Senior Lecturer position at Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University and is a recognised international speaker in ophthalmic congresses. He has vast experience in the management of complex Macular Degeneration cases as well as Diabetic Eye Disease, together with surgical repair of various retinal and macular disorders.


Passionate about: Advancing technology and translational research to improve visual outcome and welfare of his patients through the development of new treatments for diabetic eye disease and other retinal pathologies.