Mr. Tomás Burke


Secretary contact details

Clare Higgins 087 387 1333


Contact Details

Mater Private Network, 69 Eccles Street, Dublin 7 087 387 1333

Useful Information

Primary Services

Areas of Expertise

Medical retina. Uveitis.


Education & Experience

Mr Tomás Burke is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon at Mater Private Network, Dublin.

Mr Burke graduated with honours from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2004. Following post-graduate training in general internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, he was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2006. He subsequently entered ophthalmology training at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Galway University Hospitals. After being awarded Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2009, he spent two years at Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University, New York until 2011. During this period, he developed research interest in retinal imaging, and was subsequently awarded a Doctor of Medicine research degree in 2013 by University College Dublin for his work on “Genotype-Phenotype correlations in Stargardt Disease”.

He then completed his ophthalmology training in the UK in the Bristol region. He was appointed a consultant ophthalmologist at the Bristol Eye Hospital in 2017, but deferred taking up his post for one year to allow him to undertake a sub-specialty fellowship in medical retina, inherited retinal disease, and inflammatory eye disease (uveitis) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He spent almost three years as a consultant ophthalmologist in the NHS in Bristol, and he was then appointed a consultant at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 2021 with sub-specialist interests in cataract surgery, medical retina, uveitis, and inherited retinal diseases of suspected wet macular degeneration.

He is co-lead on a project streamlining the intravitreal injection pathway for the Northeast region of Ireland. He has recently commenced work at Mater Private Hospital, Dublin in January 2022.


Special Interests

Mr Burke has special interest in cataract, wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, inflammatory eye disease (‘uveitis’), intravitreal injection therapy, retinal laser, YAG laser, and general ophthalmology.


Clinical Research & Professional Memberships

Mr Burke is a principal investigator of a trial on age-related macular degeneration at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

He has authored 20 to 30 peer-reviewed publication in the areas of medical retina, inherited retinal disease, inflammatory eye disease, and cataract surgery.

He was local clinical research lead for ophthalmology in the West of England, working on the national clinical research strategy for the National Institute for Health Research, UK.

He was also principal investigator for several medical retina clinical trials (in wet and dry age-related macular degeneration) in his role as a consultant ophthalmologist in Bristol, UK.

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