Mr Oliver Bowes

Mr Oliver Bowes

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MA (Cantab) MBBS (London) FRCOphth (UK)

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Oliver Bowes at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • General ophthalmology
  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Corneal pathology
  • External eye disease

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Professional profile

Availability at Spire Hartswood Hospital: Wednesday afternoons and evenings

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust where I provide a general ophthalmology service and specialty services in corneal disease. I am also the clinical lead for cataract surgery.

I have extensive training in refractive cataract surgery aiming to significantly reduce the dependence of spectacles after surgery. Having completed two corneal fellowships at Cambridge University Hospital and the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, I undertake all forms of modern corneal transplantation as well as corneal surface procedures and YAG laser treatments including corneal collagen cross-linking and laser capsulotomy.

I qualified from University College London medical school with distinction in medical sciences in 2009 and won several academic prizes as well as a commendation for the prestigious Duke Elder Prize for ophthalmology. I continue to be engaged in research and teaching and have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. I frequently lecture in the UK and have run several wetlab surgical training courses for trainee surgeons. I am also a surgical trainer for London ophthalmology trainees.

I am recognised as a specialist with the General Medical Council (GMC) and I am a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth). During my residency, I sat on College Council and was chair of the ophthalmologists in training group. I am also a member of the European and UK and Ireland Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS, UKISCRS).

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
General Medical Council

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for cataract surgery at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Current NHS posts

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

Outside of medicine, my two main passions are golf and skiing.  I also enjoy kayaking along the English coastline.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01277 266 761