Mr Mark Cahill of Progressive Vision talks top tips for eye health on Ireland AM, Sunday June 2nd

Mark Cahill guest on Ireland AM June 2024 ahead of Fighting Blindness conference

Progressive Vision are certified Great Place to work in Ireland for 2024/2025

Irish Daily Star June 1 2024 featuring tips for eye health by Mr Mark Cahill, Clinical Lead at Progressive Vision

Daily Mail: How AI could help save eyesight

Article in The Daily Mail about research into blindness cures

Ophthalmologists keen to see eye to eye on laser surgery

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), the recognised training and professional body for eye doctors in Ireland, has expressed concern about what it regards as the continuing commercialisation of ophthalmology, particularly in the area of laser eye surgery.

During its agm, which will be held in Limerick this week, the college will announce details of a major policy meeting that will tackle the lack of regulations in medical advertising in Ireland.

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RTE Radio 1's Brendan Courtney meets some of the Irish blind tennis team ahead of the World Games


Coach Wesley O'Brien brings his team on Ireland AM TV3 as they all share with us what it's like to play Blind Tennis as a sport.

Progressive Vision proud to sponsor Irish blind tennis team- Off the Ball August 2023

Over-50s told to get eye test 'every two years' to detect issues earlier

A leading consultant is encouraging the over-50s to book an eye test every two years and to report drastic changes in vision within a week, or risk losing their sight.

Mark Cahill, an ophthalmologist at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and Beacon Hospital, both in Dublin, said as the population lives for longer, the issue should be a concern for all older people.

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‘The threat of sight loss makes us all anxious’

I am an eye doctor and surgeon specialising in eye problems that involve the retina, the special layer at the back of the eye that turns light into electricity inside the eye. This electrical signal goes down the eye nerve to the brain, where it evokes memories at high speed that allow us to see.

The retina is affected by two of the most serious diseases causing sight loss: age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. I also deal with general eye problems such as cataract and glaucoma, two other common eye diseases.

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Living with AMD – the leading cause of sight loss in over 50s in Ireland

Mary Rose Stauder, who is in her 60s, enjoys an active, independent life. Originally from the United States, Mary Rose has lived in Ireland with her husband for more than 30 years; they have one daughter.

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AMD Awareness Week with Pat Kenny and Mark Cahill

Mark Cahill and Pat Kenny discuss AMD awareness week.  Listen to the interview here –

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