Mr Ben While


MBBS, MRCS (Eng), FRCOphth

GMC number: 6053668

Practicing since: 2002



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Mr While grew up in Herefordshire, but went to the University of London where he completed his medical training and a BSc. degree in the History of Medicine.

Mr While then underwent basic surgical training in Oxford becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This training included experience in a broad range of specialties related to periocular plastic surgery.

He undertook Ophthalmology training in Sheffield and Manchester. During this time Mr While developed expertise in cataract surgery, involving himself in the development of strategies that improve outcomes and reduce complications.

Mr While undertook further sub-specialist training in Sheffield as a fellow in eyelid, eye socket, and tear drainage surgery including the diagnosis and management of tumours of the eye and eyelids. Sheffield is one of the four national centres dealing with eye tumours in the UK.

Mr While is a keen educator and is founder and editor-in-chief of - a training tool for eye care professionals. Mr While is a life member and committee member of the British Emergency Eye Care Society. This society works to improve the quality of diagnosis and management of emergency eye conditions.

Special interests

  • Cataract assessment and surgery 
  • General ophthalmology 
  • Oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery 
  • Lacrimal (tear drainage) surgery

Other interests

Mr While sees patients with a full range of eye conditions. He carries out small incision cataract surgery as well as eyelid and tear drainage surgery at Nuffield Health Hereford.

Personal interests

Mr While is married with three children. He and his family enjoy camping, walking, and cycling in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Ben While at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Visual Fields
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Ben While works with

Related experience


Mr While has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals in subjects across Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic surgery. He is a peer reviewer for many journals helping to maintain the highest standards of evidence in Ophthalmic practice.


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Other posts held

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society
  • British Emergency Eye Care Society
  • Medical Defence Union


Mr Ben While does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Ben While does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Ben While does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.