Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic
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, Cavan, Monaghan and North Dublin region, at DMEC and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (OLLH) since 1999, Temple Street Hospital (1997-1998), the Mater Misericordiae Hospital (1996-2011) and Beaumont Hospital (1996-2018). She has retired from public hospital services since June 2020 and now provides private ophthalmic care full time.
In February 1983, Dr 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. She is a Member of EGA European Glaucoma Association and a member of EUNOS European Neuro-ophthalmology society.
Part of Dr Hamroush’s services also include medical paediatric ophthalmology and retinopathy of prematurity screening and diabetic retinopathy 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. Following the end of her government’s term, 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.
Dr Hamroush now provides a private clinic service at the Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic.
Please call 041 987 3511 to confirm available dates and appointments.
General clinic queries and ophthalmic consult referrals, please email [email protected]
For emergency calls, our 24hr urgent access hotline for all eye emergencies 087 2399 249
Medico-Legal referrals and enquiries, please email [email protected]
Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic Ltd
Drogheda Medical Clinic, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 A40Y, Ireland.
1. Medical Ophthalmology Consultation
- Glaucoma, Uveitis, Vitreous & Retinal disorders
- Neuro-ophthalmic disorders
- Cornea & Ocular Surface Diseases
- 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.
5. YAG Laser
- For capsule opacification after cataract surgery
- Peripheral iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma
6. Minor Eyelids Procedures
- Lid cysts-excision.
- Lid warts excision.
- Conjunctival cysts excision.
- Syringing and probing for blocked tear ducts.
- Temporary punctal stops (plugs) for dry eyes.
7. BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin A Injections) for treatment of medical conditions:
- Hemifacial spasm.
8. Medicolegal Reporting for ophthalmic conditions
- For medicolegal reports/referrals, please address correspondence to:
Dr Fatima Hamroush,
Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic,
Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
or email: [email protected]