Mr John Stokes FRCSEd(Ophth)
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Paediatric Ophthalmology/ Strabismus)
Mr. John D. Stokes MD FRCOphth FRCSEd graduated from University College Dublin and underwent post graduate training in Ophthalmic Surgery in Edinburgh. He gained a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) for his research thesis on the "Role of Glucocorticoids in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma" (University of Edinburgh & University College Dublin). He completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus in Vancouver Canada.
Mr. Stokes has worked as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Lead in the U.K. (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queens Medical Centre Campus) until 2009. In 2009 Mr. Stokes took up a position as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at University Hospital Waterford. His special interests include Paediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus, Uveitis, Cataract surgery and Glaucoma surgery.
Ms. Emer Henry MD MMSci FRCSI(Ophth) FRCSEd(Ophth) Dip Health Econ
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical Retina)
Ms Emer Henry graduated from University College Dublin Medical school. She undertook basic ophthalmic surgical training in Limerick Regional Hospital and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin. She then spent a number of years at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh in full time research investigating ocular and peripheral blood flow in normal pressure glaucoma for which she was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD).
Ms Henry underwent specialist registrar training in Glasgow and Edinburgh and completed her training in the East Midlands Deanery based at Nottingham University Hospital. During this time Emer undertook specialist training in Glaucoma and Medical Retina and was appointed a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Sherwood Forest Trust. Emer joined the eye department at University Hospital Waterford in 2010. She is also a clinical lecturer in RCSI and is responsible for undergraduate ophthalmology teaching in Waterford.
Mr Gareth Higgins MD FRCSEd(Ophth) FRANZCO
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Cornea/ Oculoplastics)
Mr. Gareth Higgins graduated in Medicine from University College Cork in 1998. After graduation he gained a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) for his research thesis on "Light, Oxidation and the Retinal Pigment Epithelium in the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)" (University College Cork). He then trained in St Paul's Eye Unit, Liverpool as an Ophthalmic Surgeon. He pursued subspecialty training in Oculoplastic Surgery in Liverpool, followed by a fellowship in Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Perth, Western Australia.
His areas of interest include General Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Corneal disease and Cataract Surgery and he has published many peer-reviewed research papers and co-authored a book chapter on Herpetic Eye Disease. He was a grant recipient from Fighting Blindness for his research thesis on AMD and has won prizes for his research presentations. His surgical expertise includes management of periocular skin cancer, complex eyelid and periocular reconstruction, ptosis, ectropion and entropion surgery, glaucoma surgery and corneal transplantation in addition to cataract surgery.
Ms Edel Cosgrave FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Paediatric Ophthalmology/ Neuro-ophthalmology)
Ms Edel Cosgrave studied medicine in the National University of Ireland Galway. She joined the Ophthalmology department at University Hospital Cork where she did her basic surgical training and a period of research. Her specialist registrar training in Ophthalmology took place in the Cambridge and East Anglia region of the UK including rotations in Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the Ipswich Hospital and the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St.Edmunds. During this time she also completed a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus which included a weekly paediatric clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. She also completed a further 12 month fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester. Ms Cosgrave worked as a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology in Harrogate and York Hospitals in North Yorkshire for a period of 4 years before returning to Ireland with her family in 2014.
Mr. John Doris MB BCh BAO MRCP FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical and Surgical Retina)
Mr. John Doris graduated in Medicine from Queens University Belfast in 1998. He trained as a medical physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast for 2 years and received a membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001. He completed his basic ophthalmic surgical training at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and his higher ophthalmic surgical training in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. In 2009 he did a 12 month dual Medical Retinal and Vitreoretinal ASTO fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. During that year he was a Co-investigator for a Wet ARMD clinical trial. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2010. He then undertook three additional years of specialist Vitreoretinal surgical fellowship training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Southampton University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon with special interest in Vitreoretinal surgery at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital before his appointment at University Hospital Waterford. His surgical expertise encompasses vitreoretinal surgery and micro-incisional cataract surgery. He has expertise in macular hole surgery, retinal detachment surgery, epiretinal membrane surgery, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and treatment of floaters.
Ms. Janice Brady FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma)