Meet the Team
Mr. Behrooz Golchin,
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, MB, BCh, BAO, FRCOphth
Professional Affiliations and credentials
- Fellow Of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK
- Member of Irish College of Ophthalmologists
- Irish Medical Council Specialist Register
- Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Mr. Golchin completed his secondary education at Wesley College Dublin and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin, graduating as a doctor in 1991.
He completed his ophthalmology training in UK and Northern Ireland and become a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London in 1998.
Mr. Golchin was successful in attaining sub speciality training in cornea and anterior segment diseases in Sydney eye hospital in Sydney, Australia. He was fortunate to have trained under the supervision of renowned corneal specialists Dr. Lyon Robinson, Dr. Kathleen McClellan, and Dr. Gerard Sutton.
Having completed a year in Sydney he was awarded a certificate of completion of clinical fellowship in the cornea from Sydney eye hospital and a certificate of admittance as a visiting Scholar from Save Sight Institute in Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia.
Upon completion of his consultancy training, he was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) from The Specialist Training Authority Of the Medical Royal Colleges, UK in 2003.
Dr Lana Obaid
Dr Lana Obaid joined the Cork Eye Clinic in 2017 as an Associate Specialist. She has extensive experience in all areas of general ophthalmology. Dr Obaid graduated from Sana’s University in Yemen in 2004. She completed her internship in 2009 and it was then that she took an interest in ophthalmology.
She began her ophthalmology career in Ireland in 2009 working as a Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology in Cork University Hospital from July 2009 to July 2011. She then worked in both Sligo and Galway Hospitals until July 2014 when she moved to Limerick and began working as an Ophthalmology Registrar. In August 2015, she began working as a Medical Ophthalmologist in both Our Lady’s Crumlin Hospital, Dublin and for the HSE West/Mid-West Region.
After successfully passing the MRC(Ophth) and EBO examinations, Dr Obaid become a member of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists in 2013 and a member of the European Board of Ophthalmologists in 2014. In 2016 she registered on the specialist register as a medical ophthalmologist with the Irish Medical Council.
Dr Obaid is passionate about ophthalmology and has a special interest in diabetic eye diseases and paediatric ophthalmology. She was the treating doctor for the diabetic screening programme in Limerick and has a keen interest in this area.
In her role as the Clinic Manager Roya is in charge of the running of this practice. As this is a busy eye clinic her organisational ability and inter-personal relationship has proved invaluable for the success and expansion of the eye clinic in Cork.
Denise joined the Clinic as a medical secretary in 2015 and was promoted to Office Manager in 2018. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office. Denise is the point of contact for any suggestions about the Clinic or any of its services or staff. Please telephone Mr. Golchins rooms if you wish to speak with Denise or alternatively write to the Clinic address.
Tracey joined CEC in 2014. She graduated as an optometrist in 2008 not only gaining a 1st class honours degree but also securing the Harte Barry Award and DIT student excellence award.
Tracey is a member of CORU and The Association of Optometrists Ireland.
She has a keen interest in continually developing her optometric skills and knowledge and regularly participates in continuous education and training. This ensures that she is constantly up to date with the latest clinical developments and technologies.
Laura joined the team in 2018. She graduated as an optometrist from Cardiff University in 2015 with an honours degree and continued to work in the UK for a further 2.5 years.
Laura is registered with the General Optical Council UK and CORU. She is also a member of the College of Optometrists UK and the Association of Optometrists UK.
Laura's skills and expertise support our growing team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Administrative Staff. She is passionate about her profession and providing the best practice and patient care.
Natalie O Halloran
Natalie joined the Cork Eye Clinic in 2018. She graduated with a BSc in Optometry from Cardiff University in 2000.
She is a member of the Association of Optometrists, Ireland and the College of Optometrists, UK.
Natalie has completed a post graduate certificate in Paediatric Optometry and Medical Retina from the University of Ulster. She is currently an examiner for the professional qualifying examinations with TUD and an optometric assessor with CORU.
Ms Beatrix Haskins joined the Cork Eye Clinic in June 2019. She studied orthoptics at Moorefields Eye Hospital, London.
She is a member of the British and Irish Orthoptics Society and the Irish Association of Orthoptists.
Beatrix has over 30 years of experience and is passionate about her work. Her special interests are childrens eyecare: amblyopia (lazy eye) management and binocular vision problems.
Adult patients who have difficulties with eye muscle balance are also given the appropriate support.
Her enthusiasm ensures that all opportunities to extend her knowledge are taken.
Our medical secretaries at the Cork Eye Clinic will assist you in making routine or urgent appointments to see Mr. Golchin.
In response to the increasing demand for Mr. Golchin's service they ensure that the clinic is run in an efficient and organised manner and that the priority of the clinic remains patient focused at all times.