Professor Rupert Bourne



GMC number: 4120692

Practising since: 1994



Consultation times

  • Monday Week 1 - 17:30 - 20:00
  • Wednesday Week 2 13:30 - 15:30
  • Tuesday Week 3 - 09:00 - 11:00
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Professor Bourne is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's), where he is Glaucoma Service Lead and directs the Cambridge Eye Research Centre. 

Special interests

  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Advanced glaucoma diagnostics and treatment
  • Glaucoma filtration surgery
  • Aqueous stent insertion (Baerveldt tubes) and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery for reduction of eye pressure 
  • Laser eye treatment (YAG laser capsulotomy) 
  • YAG laser peripheral iridotomy
  • Lens refractive surgery
  • SLT laser, trabeculectomy.

Other interests

Interests in research and community ophthalmology, in particular a community glaucoma scheme which involves optometrists and GPs.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Rupert Bourne at Nuffield Health

  • Glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy)
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Professor Rupert Bourne works with

Related experience


Extensive research interests and publications principally relating to glaucoma stemming from Glaucoma specialist Fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital and at University of California San Diego (c/o Prof Robert Weinreb).

Detection and epidemiology of glaucoma and glaucoma progression. Launching community glaucoma scheme of optometrists and GPs to broaden reach of high quality glaucoma care. Coordinator of several national population-based surverys of eye disease.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Alumni Association
  • European Glaucoma Society
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Medical Defence Organisation

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's)

Insurers Professor Rupert Bourne works with

Professor Rupert Bourne works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • BUPA Standard Cataract Pathway
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Rupert Bourne does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Rupert Bourne does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Rupert Bourne does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.