Information about the College & Mission Statement
Established in 1991, the Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO) is the recognised training and professional body for medical and surgical eye doctors in Ireland.
Our overarching mission is to advance developments and improvements in eye health and patient safety by:
Providing the highest standards of excellence in the training and on-going education of Eye Doctors and other Medical Practitioners ; Advocating on behalf of patients through policy guidance to Government, Health Care Providers and State Agencies; Collaborating with patient support groups on our shared goals ;
Educating the public to help increase awareness of good eye care practices.
Our goal, in line with the WHO objectives of Vision 2020, is to work towards eliminating the 75% of cases which result in preventable blindness by 2020
The College represents over 200 eye doctors in Ireland.
Council / Staff / Committee
Honorary Officers of the College
- President Dr Alison Blake
- Vice President Professor Billy Power
- President Elect Dr Patricia Quinlan
- Honorary Treasurer Mr Mark Cahill
- Honorary Secretary Maureen Hillery
The Council of the College are elected for a three year term by the qualifying members of the College
Current members of Council:
Marie HIckey Dwyer
- Dara Kilmartin
- Fiona Kearns
- Richard Comer
Clinical Lead for National Clinical Programme in Ophthalmology: William Power
Dean of Post Graduate Education: Yvonne Delaney
Programme Director for Surgical Training; Gerry Fahy
The College has several committees that address the business of the College incl;
- Manpower, Education & Training Committee; Chair Gerry Fahy. Committee members; Marie Hickey-Dwyer, Donal Brosnahan, Ian Flitcroft, Yvonne Delaney, Emily Hughes, Barry Quill, Eamon O'Connell, Billy Power, Deirdre Townley, Iain Harrison, Alison Blake, Kevin Kennelly, Conor Murphy, Maedbh Rhatigan, Mx Treacy, John Stokes and Shauna Quinn.
- Medical Ophthalmologists Committee; Chair Fiona Kearns. Committee members; Alison Blake, Catherine McCrann, Iain Harrison, Garry Treacy, Grace O'Malley, Margaret Morgan, Paddy Condon, John Traynor, John Smith, Susan Mullaney, Geraldine Comer, Sacha Hutchinson, Joanne Kearney, Loretta Nolan.
- Ethics Committee; Chair Patricia Quinlan. Committee members; Paddy Condon, Louis Collum, Marc Guerin, Patricia McGettrick, Lisa McAnena
- Scientific and Continuing Professional Development Committee; Chair Ian Dooley. Committee members; Billy Power, Alison Blake, Denise Curtin, Geraldine Comer, Eugene Ng
- CEO; Siobhan Kelly 01 402 2777 email@example.com
- Dean of Postgraduate Education; Miss Yvonne Delaney firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clinical Lead for National Clinical Programme in Ophthalmology; Professor William Power email@example.com
- Administrator; Marian Scully 01 402 8535 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Communications Manager; Ciara Keenan 01 402 2777 / 086 369 4427 email@example.com