Mr Philip Alexander BSc MBBS MBA DIC DM FRCOphth 06056731


  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital .

    This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

    Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.


Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

About me

Mr Alexander is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with particular expertise in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery.

Mr Alexander graduated from the University of London in 2002 with Double Distinction and a number of academic prizes. He gained comprehensive training in all aspects of Ophthalmology, and has completed advanced subspecialist surgical training in Nottingham, Southampton and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He is currently a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals, and is co-director of the Stickler Syndrome Diagnostic Service commissioned by NHS England.

Mr Alexander is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is a member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons (BEAVRS). He is a member of the British Medical Association and is fully registered and revalidated by the General Medical Council.

He has over 45 publications in the scientific literature, and in 2013 was awarded funding from the Global Ophthalmology Awards Programme (GOAP) to conduct research into ocular stem cell transplantation, for which he later received a doctorate. He has presented his work at national and international meetings, and at the Houses of Parliament.

Mr Alexander trains Ophthalmologists on the East of England Specialist Training Programme, and trains Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellows at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Mr Alexander’s MBA thesis focussed on healthcare innovation for patients with diabetic eye disease.
In 2016, Mr Alexander was invited to attend the Ophthalmology Honours ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons, where the Stickler Syndrome Service at Cambridge University Hospitals was given the Judge’s Special Award in recognition of the “highly specialised” and “world class” service that it delivers.

Areas of interest

Conditions treated by Mr Alexander include:

CATARACT / LENS: Routine cataracts; Complex cataracts; Previously complicated cataract surgery requiring further surgery; Dislocated lenses (implants or crystalline lenses); Posterior capsule opacification following cataract surgery

VITREORETINAL: Retinal tears; Retinal detachment; Stickler syndrome; Macular hole; Vitreo-macular traction (VMT); Epiretinal membrane / Epimacular membrane; Floaters; Vitreous haemorrhage; Diabetic retinopathy including advanced diabetic eye disease requiring surgery; Ocular trauma

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Procedures completed

  • C7982

    Pars plana vitrectomy with internal tamponade, scleral buckling and retinopexy with dissection or excision of epiretinal membrane/macular surgery - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital (1-5)

  • C7920

    Pars plana vitrectomy with internal tamponade, scleral buckling and retinopexy without dissection or excision of epiretinal membrane/macular surgery - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • C8200

    Laser photocoagulation/cryotherapy of lesion of retina - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

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