An eye surgery pioneer and nose surgeon has died after suffering an acute heart attack.
Devin Aiken, 59, had been undergoing treatment for a condition known as cataracts and had undergone surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Dublin in December 2015.
He had been treated at the same clinic since 2013.
The Mayo Clinic said Mr Aiken was admitted to the hospital on January 11 with chest pain and had been discharged.
The surgery was conducted on his left side but was not performed on his right side, according to a statement from Mayo Clinic.
He died a week later.
In the statement, the Mayo-Herald newspaper quoted Dr James Hickey, an eye surgeon at Mayo Clinic, as saying: “He was the most remarkable person I’ve met.”
Dr Hickey said he had been working with Mr Aigeon at the clinic for about a decade.
He said: “I was devastated to hear of his passing.
We are all saddened by his loss.”
His care and attention to patients was unparalleled.”
We are all saddened by his loss.