Mr Oliver Bowes


MBBS (London), MA (Cantab), FRCOphth

GMC number: 7053172

Practicing since: 2009



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Mr Oliver Bowes is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital.  His primary interests are Cataract Surgery including Toric & Premium Intraocular Lenses; Refractive Lens Exchange; Corneal Disease; Keratoconus;  External Eye Disease; Dry Eyes and Blepharitis.

Mr Bowes is also a Consultant at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust where he provides a general ophthalmology service and specialty services in corneal disease as well as being the clinical lead for cataract surgery.

Mr Bowes has extensive training in refractive cataract surgery aiming to significantly reduce the dependence of spectacles after surgery. He completed two corneal fellowships at Cambridge University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Mr Bowes 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. He continues to be engaged in research and teaching and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He frequently lectures in the UK and has run several wetlab surgical training courses for trainee surgeons. He is also a surgical trainer for London ophthalmology trainees.

Special interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Refractive Eye Surgery
  • Anterior Segment 
  • Corneal Disease
  • Dry Eyes & Blepharitis
  • General Ophthalmology

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Oliver Bowes at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Refractive eye surgery
  • Anterior segment
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Oliver Bowes works with

Related experience


Mr Bowes' most recent peer academic publications can be found at:

1. Ophthalmology specialist trainee survey in the United Kingdom.

Dean WH, Grant S, McHugh J, Bowes O, Spencer F.

Eye (Lond). 2019 Jun;33(6):917-924. doi: 10.1038/s41433-019-0344-z. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

PMID: 30710112

2. Quality indicators in a community optometrist led cataract shared care scheme.

Bowes OMB, Shah P, Rana M, Farrell S, Rajan MS.

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2018 Mar;38(2):183-192. doi: 10.1111/opo.12444. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

PMID: 29405327

3. Pulsed Light Accelerated Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking: 1-Year Results.

Bowes O, Coutts S, Ismailjee A, Trocme E, Vilella AJ, Perry H, Barsam A.

Cornea. 2017 Jun;36(6):e15-e16. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001187. No abstract available.

PMID: 28476054

4. Triptans and third nerve paresis: a case series of three patients.

Novitskaya ES, Cates CA, Bowes OM, Vivian AJ.

Eye (Lond). 2017 Mar;31(3):503-505. doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.256. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

PMID: 27858938


  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • UK & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Clinical Lead for Cataract Surgery at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Oliver Bowes works with

Mr Oliver Bowes works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • WPA
  • Simplyhealth
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Aetna


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

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

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