Prof. William Power

Prof. William Power

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Prof. Billy Power graduated from Trinity College Medical School in 1984. He first  trained in Internal Medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (MRCPI). He trained in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear hospital for seven years as a registrar and then senior specialist registrar. He was awarded fellowships of the Royal College in Surgeons, Glasgow and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1989. During that time he also completed a postgraduate thesis and was awarded the degree of Masters in Surgery (TCD). 

In 1993 he moved to Boston completing Fellowships in both Corneal Diseases and Laser Refractive Surgery at the Massachussetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), Harvard Medical School. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and consultant eye surgeon in the MEEI in 1995. iN 1996 he was appointed Chief of Ophthalmology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard medical School, Boston. 

He returned to Dublin IN 1998 and took up the post of consultant ophthalmologist in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, St. Vincent’s University Hospital and the Blackrock Clinic. Prof. Billy Power has been a consultant ophthalmologist practicing laser eye surgery, cataract and corneal surgery for twenty years.

Professional Profile

FRCPI College of Physicians

FRCSGlasg College of Surgeons Glasgow 

FRCOphth  College of Ophthalmologists Ireland 


Professional memberships American Academy of Ophthalmology American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 

International Society of Refractive Surgeons

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Irish College of Ophthalmologists

Special Interests

Laser eye surgery, phakic intraocular lens surgery, cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery

Research Interests

Limbal stem cell transplantation