Eye Centre - Research

Research is a significant part of our work. It puts us at the forefront of what we do and ensures that we are always up to date with the latest research and development. 

Our Consultants, who have over 70 years of eye surgical experience between them, have all trained in Ireland with further subspecialised advanced training in the Mayo Clinic, USA, Toronto and Moorfields Eye Hospital London. 

Having published 100’s of international peer-reviewed papers and books on refractive surgery, our Consultants are invited to speak all over the world and have been awarded over 100 international and national prizes and awards in recognition of their cutting-edge clinical research.


Below is a sample of international peer-reviewed research articles published by the doctors at the Eye Centre:

Twelve-month follow-up of the Artiflex toric phakic intraocular lens. Guerin MB, Treacy MP, O’Keeffe M.  Eur J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan-Feb;24(1):10-3.


Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy for low to moderate myopia using a 5.0 mm treatment zone and no transitional zone: 16-year follow-up.  Guerin MB, Darcy F, O’Connor J, O’Keeffe M. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Jul;38(7):1246-50.


Safety, efficacy, and effect of foldable phakic iris-claw intraocular lenses on higher-order aberrations: Two-year follow-up. Qasem Q, Dooley IJ, D’Arcy F, O’Keefe M. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Nov;38(11):2053-4.


Comparison of dry-eye disease severity after laser in situ keratomileusis and laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy. Dooley I, D’Arcy F, O’Keefe M. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Jun;38(6):1058-64.


Informed consent in refractive eye surgery: learning from patients and the courts. Guerin M, O’Keeffe M. Ir Med J. 2012 Sep;105(8):282-3.


Surgical management of heavy eye phenomenon. Siah WF, Guerin MB, Flitcroft I, Fulcher T. Orbit. 2010 Oct;29(5):259-61. 


Transient, complete loss of vision secondary to posterior diffusion of an ophthalmic viscosurgical device-lidocaine solution during complicated phacoemulsification. Falzon K, Guerin MB, Fulcher T. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Aug;35(8):1472-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2009.04.024.


Visual outcomes and graft survival following corneal transplants: the need for an Irish National Corneal Transplant Registry. Guerin M, O’ Connell E, Walsh C, Fulcher T. Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Jun;177(2):107-10.


A key role for calpains in retinal ganglion cell death. McKernan DP, Guerin MB, O’Brien CJ, Cotter TG. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Dec;48(12):5420-30. 


Retinal ganglion cells: dying to survive. Guerin MB, McKernan DP, O’Brien CJ, Cotter TG. Int J Dev Biol. 2006;50(8):665-74. Review. No abstract available.