Consultant Profile

Mr Hamish Towler

Mr Hamish Towler Mb ChB, BMed Biol(Hons), FRCPEd, FRCSEd, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Roding Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
Special clinical interests:

Ocular inflammation
Retinal diseases

Research interests:

Immuno-pathogenesis of ocular inflammation

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Financial interests/shares:

Owns 100% of the Argon Laser, TopCon Slit Lamp, Corneal Topography, Visual Field Test Analyser, OCT, Retinal Camera & Fluorescein, YAG Laser and Biometry Machine, all substitutions, replacements or renewals of such equipment and all related accessories, manuals and instructions provided for it.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8709 7878
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Hamish Towler undertook training in General Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary before training in ophthalmology in Aberdeen and Norwich.

He was then appointed Lecturer at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, where he also undertook Fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Ocular Inflammation. This was followed by appointment as Visiting Scientist at the University of Kurume, Japan to obtain further experience in Ocular Inflammation.

His clinical practice includes small incision cataract surgery, the management of diabetic eye disease, and medical and surgical retinal diseases. He is particularly interested in the complications of uveitis, and has published clinical and scientific studies in this area. He has a commitment to teaching and has published undergraduate and postgraduate books and an interactive CD-ROM.

Personal profile:

I live in North London and am married to a Professor of Ophthalmology. We have a large family so life is very busy. My main relaxation is getting outside, be it in the garden, on the High Tops of the Cairngorms, or telemark skiing on Colorado powder.

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