Consultant Details

Coleman, Ms. Kate

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Practice: Suite 22, Blackrock Clinic

Secretary: Maria / Karen
Clinic Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday all day
Telephone: 01 288 3516
Fax: 01 278 3827

Dr. Kate Coleman has been an ophthalmologist and general ophthalmic surgeon since 1990 and has a special interest in problems with the eyelids, glaucoma and watery eye.

She set up Suite 22 to provide a comprehensive service for ophthalmology and oculoplastic patients, in particular with the following complaints:

  • Bells Palsy
  • Facial Palsy
  • Spasm of eyelid and facial muscles
  • Uses of Botulinum Toxin ( eg Botox) to rehabilitate facial muscles
  • Tumours and lumps around and on the eyelids
  • Droopy or raised eyelids
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Watery eye and tear drainage problems.

Her Suite 22 team is trained to blend eyelid conditions with facial contours using fillers, lasers and skin treatments.

Dr. Coleman has a special interest in global health, in particular needless blindness. This is reflected in her interest in Glaucoma management and screening.  She founded in 2006 and is currently co ordinating an international movement to scale up the end of needless blindness through empowering  international experts in glaucoma research and eye surgeon training.



1987: BSc ( hons) Physiology University College Dublin. Ophthalmology residency and senior registrar training inIreland.

1990: FRCS (Ed) Royal College of  Surgeons Edinburgh.

1990: FRCOphth Royal College of  Ophthalmologists London.

1991: Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery Fellowship, Professor Leo Koornneef, Amsterdam.

1993: PhD ( melanoma) Free University Amsterdam and RCSI Dublin.

1995: Oncology training Mr John Hungerford Moorfields UK.

1996: Secretary European Ophthalmic Oncology Society.

1996 – Present: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon  Blackrock Clinic, Dublin.

2004: Published ” Botulinum Toxin and facial rejuvenation” Elsevier Press.

2006: Founded Right to Sight, a charity to develop a sustainable career path for African eye surgeons.

2011: Invited guest expert to South African Oculoplastic Association conference.

2013: launched the Global Glaucoma Initiative with Right to Sight USA in Glasgow.

2014: On panel for World Ophthalmology Congress as expert on Botulinum Toxin in eyelid disorders.