Miss Alison Rowlands

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth


Specialises in

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Squint
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Miss Rowlands has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon for over 15 years. She is currently the clinical lead for ophthalmology at Arrowe Park Hospital. She is the lead for the glaucoma, neuro ophthalmology and ophthalmic stroke service at Arrowe Park Hospital.

She has an interest in cataract surgery, achieving the best possible outcome for all patients, providing patients with a choice of lenses to suit their individual requirements.

Miss Rowlands leads the glaucoma service and has adopted modern glaucoma surgical techniques, including the introduction of the latest stent treatment for glaucoma which can be carried out under local anaesthetic.


General Medical Council Number: C3689525

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Alison Rowlands at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery - including multifocal and monovision
  • Squint surgery - including adjustable squint surgery to achieve excellent results
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Botox for squints
  • Neuro ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Minor surgery - including cyst and lump removal

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Corneal and external eye disease
Lacrimal disorders
Neuro-ophthalmology
Paediatric ophthalmology
Refractive surgery
Squint surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Eyes and brain related eye conditions

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / University of London / 1989
Bachelor of Science in the History of Medicine

MB BS / University of London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 1995
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists


Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of the British and Irish Neuro Ophthalmology Society


Professional leadership

Clinical Service Lead for Ophthalmology at Arrowe Park Hospital

Personal profile

Alison is married with three children. She enjoys cinema, theatre and working out in the gym, when she is not at Spire doing cataracts!

Financial interests

Miss Rowlands is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Murrayfield Hospital. Their role is to provide senior professional advice to the Hospital Director and Director of Clinical Services in order to support effective medical governance and oversight. They are paid £12,000 per annum for this role and are also entitled to receive the following fees for the provision of additional ad hoc services: (i) £750 for chairing a Professional Review Committee; (ii) £500 for each annual medical appraisal undertaken for a doctor designating to Spire for the purposes of revalidation; and (iii) £200 per hour for the preparation of an independent report (up to a maximum of £500 per report) upon request by the Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer.

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