Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Limerick

About Us

The Department of Ophthalmology is based in University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle.

It operates a 24/7 service catering for both elective and emergency cases, adults and children.

The Ophthalmic Department has 4 distinct areas:

  1. Out-Patients based in OPD 2
  2. Ward 2B – first floor main hospital
  3. Pre-Assessment – first floor main hospital, beside Ward 2B
  4. Eye Theatre – first floor main hospital, beside Ward 2B

We provide elective surgical services Monday-Friday including, but not limited to:

  • Cataract,
  • Glaucoma,
  • Squint,
  • Retinal detachment surgeries,
  • Corneal and external eye diseases

Many ophthalmic procedures are now done as same-day surgeries and are admitted and cared for on Ward 2B. We aim to Pre-Assess as many of these patients as possible (see  Link on ophthamology Pre-Assessment)

All ophthalmic emergencies are seen by the on-call ophthalmic doctor and admitted, if necessary, directly to Ward 2B, which is on the first floor of the main hospital block

We also perform intravitreal injection treatments for age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, in conjunction with screening which in done in the Out-Patient’s Department, as well as medical laser procedures

Our Team

Our Ophthalmic Team comprises of Ophthalmic Consultants and their teams:

  • Miss Hickey Dwyer
  • Mr. Conall Hurley
  • Mr Tuwir
  • Mr. Kevin Kennelly

Our Nursing Staff include:

CNMII, CNMI, and staff nurses who have either qualifications in Ophthalmic Nursing or experience in the speciality.

Outpatient Clinic Times

Contact Details

  • Miss Marie Hickey-Dwyer  - Secretary Chloe Naughton    061 482710
  • Mr. Ismail Tuwir - Secretary Justyna Szcenpankowska     061 482378
  • Mr. Conall Hurley - Secretary Lynn Hogan                         061 482358
  • Mr. Kevin Kennelly  - Secretary Debbie O’Dwyer               061 588708
  • Ward 2B:061-482135
  • Pre-Assessment: 061-482635 
  • Eye OPD 061-482273