Ophthalmic Surgery/Ophthalmology

We offer a comprehensive eye service. Our ophthalmologists provide comprehensive consultation, evaluation, and treatment of eye conditions ranging from the most common to complex disorders.

Access to Service: Please note that a referral letter from a GP / Optician will be required for each patient attending the consultant. 

The range of activity available at the hospital the following:

  • Small incision cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Anti-VEGF injections for Macular Degeneration
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Squint surgery
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Visual field testing
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Minor lid surgery
  • YAG laser treatment (single and double Yag laser)
  • Retinal laser treatment
  • Injections for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Biometry
  • Botulinum Toxin treatment

Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Cornea & Ocular Surface Diseases

Glaucoma

Neuro-ophthalmic disorders

Vitreous & Retinal disorders

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Sean Chen
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmic Surgery/Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Limerick
Phone: 091-720110 Fax: 091-720111

Mr. Sean Chen

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Biography

Work History

Sean returned to Ireland to assume a consultant post at The Galway Clinic and also at Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons. He did so after holding a consultant NHS post at two University Hospitals in Liverpool, UK (St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Alder Hey, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital).

He is the author of numerous academic publications and maintains research links with The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (San Francisco, USA), The University of Liverpool where he holds an Honorary Clinical Lectureship and, Alder Hey Hospital, (Liverpool, UK). His special surgical interests are oculoplastics (plastic surgery of the eye, eyelids), paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (eye-misalignment, squints, abnormal visual development).

Surgical Expertise As a Consultant Oculoplastic and Paediatric Ophthalmic surgeon in both adult and paediatric university hospitals of Liverpool, Sean amassed considerable experience in the treatment of routine (cataracts) as well as complex ophthalmic disorders, especially those related to plastic eye surgery and squints (misalignment of eyes).

Procedures

Some of the procedures he performs in adults and children:

  • Cataract Extraction and Intraocular Lens Implant (children and adults)
  • Blepharoplasty (surgery for excess eyelid skin and fat)
  • Ptosis correction (droopy lid correction for adults and children)
  • Haemangioma excision (vascular eyelid lumps presenting around birth)
  • Eyelid tumor excision and reconstruction (e.g. basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Entropion surgery (in-turned lids and lashes)
  • Ectropion surgery (out-turned lids and lashes)
  • Correction of watery / sticky eyes (dacryocystorhinostomy and intubation in children and adults)
  • Botulinum Toxin for aesthetic (wrinkles) and clinical reasons (blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, aberrant regeneration post facial nerve palsy, crocodile tears)
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Botox for horizontal, vertical or torsional squints (surgery and botulinum toxin is used commonly for the re-aligment of eyes squinting because of eye-nerve palsy, thyroid eye disease, trauma or when associated with ‘lazy eye’ in childhood)

Many of the more common eye disorders are also managed by Mr Chen such as Glaucoma, Diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Juvederm, Restylane® and Laser / Light-based therapies (Lumenis) to face, neck and hands are also used for rejuvenation and facial contouring (cheek lift, chin ptosis etc) by Mr Chen as complementary to other plastic procedures.

Additional Information

Additional Credits

Sean is a member of The British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and also specializes in thyroid eye disease management.

Contact Details

  • Mr. Sean Chen
  • Suite 22, The Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway

Secretary

Sylvia Jungkim
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmic Surgery/Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Bon Secours Hospital Limerick
Phone: 061-310379 Fax: 061-319416

Ms. Sylvia Jungkim

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Biography

Ms Jungkim achieved her medical degree at University College Cork in 1996.

 

She began her training in Ophthalmic Surgery in 1998 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2002. After completing the Higher Surgical Training Program in Ophthalmic Surgery in Ireland, she went on to do subspecialty training in London. She completed her Fellowship training in Glaucoma Surgery at the Western Eye Hospital London in 2010.

 

Since 2010, she has been working as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital at Barringtons.

 

Contact Details

  • Ms. Sylvia Jungkim
  • Eye Clinic, Steamboat Quay, Limerick

Secretary

Philip O'Reilly
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmic Surgery/Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Bon Secours Hospital Limerick
Phone: 061-310379 Fax: 061-319416

Mr. Philip O'Reilly

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Biography

Mr O’ Reilly achieved his medical degree at University College Dublin in 1998. After his internship, he went on to complete an MSc in physiology.

 

He began his training in Ophthalmic Surgery in 2000 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2003. After completing the Higher Surgical Training Program in Ophthalmic Surgery, he did subspecialty training in Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery in The Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead, a world renowned burns and plastic surgery hospital set up during World War 2.

 

In 2010 he was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in University Hospital Limerick and in 2017 he joined Bon Secours Hospital at Barringtons.

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS INCLUDE

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery (including eyelid malpositions, periocular tumours and watery eyes)

Contact Details

  • Mr. Philip O'Reilly
  • Steamboat Eye Clinic, Steamboat Quay, Limerick

Secretary

Pathma Ramasamy
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Retinal Specialist
Ophthalmic Surgery/Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Bon Secours Hospital Limerick
Phone: 086 0678309 Fax: 061-312939

Mr. Pathma Ramasamy

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Retinal Specialist

Biography

 

MB BCh BAO Dip H.Econ MD FEBO FRCSI

Pathma graduated with his medical degree in 2007 from University College Cork and received an award for being one of the top international entrants to study medicine. He completed his Higher Surgical Training in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick and University Hospital Waterford. In 2015, Pathma received his Doctorate degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and won multiple national and international awards for his research into metastatic ocular melanoma. He completed his subspecialty training in medical and surgical retina in Bristol Eye Hospital and was a recipient of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists/Bayer Clinical Fellowship Award for undertaking this well-renowned fellowship.

Pathma is passionate about providing personalised, high-quality care. In the hospitals he worked in, he has initiated and implemented numerous changes that led to improvements in patient experience, pathways, safety and outcomes. During his fellowship, numerous donations were made to the Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital Foundation by his patients, for the sight-saving emergency surgery and aftercare he provided.

He has also worked as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin and in University Hospital Waterford. He is in the specialist division of the Irish Medical Council, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology. Pathma is also a member of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists, British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons, and the European Society of Retina Specialists.

 

What I treat:

Red eye

Reduced vision

Dry eye/blepharitis

Cataract

Glaucoma (high pressure in the eye)

Uveitis (inflammation in the eye)

Retina

Age-related macular degeneration

Diabetic eye disease

Central/branch retinal vein occlusion

Posterior vitreous detachment (sudden onset of flashes and floaters in vision)

Retinal detachment

Macular hole

Epiretinal membrane

Vitreomacular traction

Vitreous haemorrhage

Appointments

For appointments & queries opening hours are from 9.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Contact Details

  • Mr. Pathma Ramasamy
  • Suite 312 Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons, Georges Quay, Limerick

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