Dr Nafa Bader


Independent Practitioner

About Nafa Bader

A highly experienced ophthalmic surgeon who specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery, Dr Bader’s main interests are refractive surgery, glaucoma and medical retina. He is considered by his peers and patients to be an expert in the field of corrective eye surgery, having performed many thousands of refractive surgery procedures.

Dr Bader graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree and went on to specialise in ophthalmology. After moving to the UK, he accepted the post of Clinical Attachment in the Eye Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. He progressed to become Ophthalmic Senior House Officer there before moving to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Having undertaken further post-graduation qualifications, Dr Bader completed his surgical training in ophthalmology and achieved the Fellowship in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Dr Bader has extensive experience in ophthalmology. He has worked as an Ophthalmic Registrar in a number of different hospitals in the Republic of Ireland and the UK, including the St. Vincent’s University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick, Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin and the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle. He has also been a locum Consultant in hospitals in both Ireland and the UK.

Dr Bader has undergone extensive additional training in ophthalmology and corrective eye surgery, including an advanced LASIK course at Moorfields Eye Hospital and courses in LASIK and LASEK treatments.

Dr Bader performs laser eye surgery at Optical Express in Dublin, Newbridge and Cork.

Clinical experience

  • Over 19,000 eye surgeries

Patient results

  • 95.8% of Dr Bader's patients achieve 20|20 vision or better
  • 99.9% of Dr Bader's patients were satisfied with the care they received

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
  • United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
  • British Society of Refractive Surgeons (BSRS)
  • Irish College of Ophthalmologists
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

Customer testimonials

What Dr Bader’s patients say about him

The staff were patient and reassuring during my experience. I had never needed to use my eye drops since I had my laser eye surgery.

Ray Kavanagh
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