Mr. David Keegan



Sub specialties

Diseases of the retina; complex retinal detachment repair; paediatric retinal surgery.


Mr Keegan, (MB BCh BAO; LRCP&SI; MMedSc (Anat); FRCSI(Oph); FRCOphth; PhD), completed his basic and higher ophthalmology surgical training at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London (1997-2005). He completed his Fellowship in Vitreo-retinal surgery at Columbia University / New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA (2005-2006).

Mr Keegan's areas of special interest include inherited retinal degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal transplantation (immunological consequences), health economics, low-vision device development, biomarkers in age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal repair and regeneration.

In addition to his role as consultant vitreo-retinal surgeon, Mater Hospital, Mr Keegan also serves as:

  • National Clinical Lead for Diabetic Retinopathy, National Screening Service, NSS, Dublin
  • Honorary Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon, Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin
  • Board Member of National Council for the Blind (NCBI) and Fighting Blindness Ireland Voluntar
  • Chair of the NCBI Vision 20/20 committee to develop a state of the art low vision assistance programme in Ireland.

His is involved in an active retina research group and we also strive to ensure that our basic sciences studies parallel those in the clinic and have run seven clinical trials.

He is involved in residency and fellow training and lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

He is a member of Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for Retina International.