Providing a wide range of surgical procedures for medical eye conditions,the best up-to-date patient care, in a patient friendly setting, with the backing of long term staff.

The Opthalmology department at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee is led by two expert Consultant Ophthalmologists Mr David Wallace and Mr Paidi O'Domhnaill.  Our Opthalmologists are dedicated to providing the best up-to-date patient care, in a patient friendly setting, with the backing of long term staff; including their Practice Manager and Specialist Nurses. Our Consultants provide a wide range of surgical procedures for medical eye conditions. 

Ophthalmology Services:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Intravitreal treatment for Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal vein occlusions
  • Diode laser treatment for Diabetic eye disease
  • Yag laser treatment
  • Screening and Management of Diabetic eye disease, Age Related Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma
  • Assessment and treatment of cornea and ocular surface disease, including Dry Eye Syndrome

Cataract Surgery

In cataract surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision

Diode Laser Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease

 A noninvasive laser procedure used to treat glaucoma. It is usually performed after other glaucoma procedures have failed, especially when the eye has poor visual potential. The laser treatment lowers eye pressure by reducing the amount of fluid produced in the eye by the ciliary body.

Eyelid Surgery

The correction of defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids

Intravitreal treatment

A series of injections which places medicines inside the eye, near the retina. The medicines may help stop growth of new blood vessels by blocking the effects of growth signals the body sends to generate new blood vessels.

Screening of Diabetic Eye Disease

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy. The retina is screeened using specialised digital photography to look for changes that could affect sight.

Yag laser treatment

A Yag capsulotomy is a special laser treatment used to improve your vision after cataract surgery. It is a simple, commonly performed procedure which is very safe. During your cataract operation, the natural lens inside your eye that had become cloudy was removed.Yag laser capsulotomy is the only way to treat this.

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Paidi O'Domhnaill
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9893 Fax: 066 714 9843

Mr. Paidi O'Domhnaill

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Mr Paidi O’ Domhnaill, originally from Ventry, graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1982. Mr O’Domhnaill received his Diploma in Opthalmology in 1985 and became a Fellow in Opthalmic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1987. Mr O’Domhnaill received all of his Specialist training in Ireland; previously appointed at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. Mr O’Domhnaill is a member of the Irish College of Opthalmologists and carries out general Ophthalmological procedures within the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee such as, lid surgery, Yag laser and Glaucoma Laser

Areas of Interest

Mr O’ Domhnaill has a specialist interest in all aspects of general ophthalmology; including glaucoma and dry eye. 

Contact Details

  • Mr. Paidi O'Domhnaill
David Wallace
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology, Operating Theatre Ophthalmology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9893 Fax: 066 714 9843

Mr. David Wallace

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Mr Wallace,a Limerick native, graduated in medicine from University College Cork in 1991. Following graduation, Mr Wallace was awarded a Diploma in Child Health in 1993 and a Diploma in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1995.  As well as receiving a Diploma in Medical Management from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1996, the same year Mr Wallace became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophth) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (Ophth). Mr Wallace was awarded the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma in 1997.  Mr Wallace completed his Specialist training in Ireland which included working at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Mater and Beaumont Hospitals in Dublin. During this time, Mr Wallace was a Clinical tutor for Trinity College. Mr Wallace has participated in publications, research projects and presentations, which includes presenting at the Irish Royal College of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and the Royal Academy of Medicine.


Specialist Interest

Mr Wallace has a specialist interest in Cataract and Eyelid Surgery. He has performed over 6,000 Cataract operations and is supported in his surgery by experienced Anaesthetic colleagues, Clinic and Nursing team. He is assisted in the practice by his colleague Mr Paidi O’Domhnaill in providing a comprehensive eye service, including care of Patients with Glaucoma and Age-related Macular Degeneration



1991 M.B, B.Ch., B.A.O

1993 Diploma in Child Health

1995 Diploma in Opthalmology (RCSI)

1995-1996 Diploma in Medical Management (RCSI)

1996 FRCSEd

1996 FRCSI (Opth)

1997 European Board of Opthalmology Diploma


Previous Appointments & Training Posts

Cork University Hospital

Erinville Hospital Cork

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

St Vincents Hospital, Dublin

Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin

National Children’s Hopital

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


Professional Affiliations

Member of Irish College of Ophthalmologists

Member of American Academy of Ophthalmologists



Contact Details

  • Mr. David Wallace

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