Mr Neil Rowson



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I qualified from Leeds Medical School in 1982. I trained in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and Birmingham Eye Hospital. I held specialist Fellowship posts in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital surgery at Moorfields and at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, before taking up my NHS post in 1997.

Since then I have developed a busy, well equiped private practice specialising in small incision cataract surgery, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery, including cosmetic lid surgery.

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of ophthalmologists, a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society and a member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and; Reconstructive Surgeons. I am also the Vice President of the Ophthalmology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Research Interest: Acquired lacrimal drainage obstruction in patients on chemotherapy.

I am available Mondays, Thursdays and Friday mornings.

To book an appointment with me please contact my secretary on 01892 740789.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Neil Rowson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cosmetic surgery: Eyelids
  • Dacryocysto-rhinostomy
  • Lacrimal disorders
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Pteryguim correction of ptosis
  • Punctoplasty
  • Trabeculectomy

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery
Paediatric ophthalmology
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Refractive surgery
Squint surgery
Vitreo-retinal surgery
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests: Cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

British Oculoplastic Surgical Society

  • Acquired lacrimal drainage obstruction in patients on chemotherapy

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

I live with my wife and four children in Tunbridge Wells. Aside from my professional interests I am an avid reader, have run several marathons and am a keen sailor and fencer.

Mr Neil Rowson owns 50% of the outpatient ophthalmology equipment used in Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
Telephone 01892 741 150
Private secretary Maura Smith
Private secretary telephone 01892 740789
Private secretary fax 01892 740 791
Private secretary email