Dr Fatima Hamroush, Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic Ltd director, is a medical ophthalmologist with special interest in neuro-Ophthalmology and glaucoma. Dr Hamroush has provided specialist medical ophthalmology eye care in the Meath/Louth area since 1999.
In February 1983, Hamroush graduated with a medical degree (MB BS) from Garyounis University, in 1989, received a D.O. in Ophthalmology and December 1999 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Hamroush is a member of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists, with a special interest in glaucoma, medical retina, and neuro-ophthalmology. She is also a member of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN). Dr Hamroush is a clinician in the National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme.
Part of Dr Hamroush’s services also include medical paediatric ophthalmology and retinopathy of prematurity screening.
From 2000, until the 2011 Libyan civil war, Dr Hamroush held the position of consultant ophthalmologist at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland. From November 2011 to November 2012, Dr Hamroush held the position of the Minister of Health in the Libyan Transitional Government. During her term, Dr Hamroush faced great adversity, and despite the difficult circumstances, she successfully formed foundations for national medical services for her successors in the Libyan government.
She returned to Ireland in November 2012, after handing over to the new Minister of Health. In January 2013, she resumed her public consultant ophthalmologist post in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and her private practice, the Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic on the Dublin Road in Drogheda, Co., Louth.
Wednesday: 1pm–6:30pm *Other clinic days may become available.
Please call 041 987 3511 to confirm available dates.
Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic Ltd,
Drogheda Medical Clinic,
Dublin Road, Drogheda,
Co. Louth, Ireland.
Minor surgeries for disorders of eyelids and conjunctiva.
2. Paediatric Ophthalmology
Dr Hamroush specialises in medical paediatric care. Paediatric ophthalmology is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology concerned with a variety of eye conditions affecting children of all ages:
Strabismus / Squint / Crossed eyes
Amblyopia (Lazy eye )
Blocked tear ducts
Cataracts – congenital and developmental
Glaucoma – congenital, secondary and juvenile
Retinoblastoma – a highly malignant intraocular tumour affecting children under five years of age
Delayed visual maturation
Refractive errors – myopia (short-sight), hyperopia (long-sight) and astigmatism ( a mixture of long and short –sight)
Genetic eye conditions
Congenital abnormalities of the eye
Retinopathy of Prematurity – a potentially blinding condition that affects very premature babies.
Neuro-ophthalmology focuses on diseases of the nervous system that affect vision, control of eye movements, or pupillary reflexes. Dr Hamroush specialises in patients with complex multi-system disease.
4. Glaucoma Laser Treatment (SLT)
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that lowers intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It is used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects. It may also be used as the initial treatment in glaucoma.