Specialist Registration

To practice medicine in Ireland a doctor must be registered with the Irish Medical Council.

Every doctor is responsible for ensuring that their registration is current and appropriate for their individual circumstances within one of these categories:

  • Trainee Specialist Division
  • Internship Registration
  • Specialist Division
  • General Division
  • Supervised Division
  • Visiting EEA Practitioners Division

To practice as an eye doctor you must be registered in the specialist divisions of ophthalmology or ophthalmic surgery. Applications for registration are made directly to the Medical Council. www.medicalcouncil.ie