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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Hartswood 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.
Mr Oliver Bowes is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust where he provides a general ophthalmology service and specialty services in corneal disease. He is also the clinical lead for cataract surgery.
He has extensive training in refractive cataract surgery aiming to significantly reduce the dependence of spectacles after surgery. Having completed two corneal fellowships at Cambridge University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, he undertakes all forms of modern corneal transplantation as well as corneal surface procedures and YAG laser treatments including corneal collagen cross-linking and laser capsulotomy.
He 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.
He is recognised as a specialist with the General Medical Council (GMC) and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth). During his residency, he sat on College Council and was Chair of the Ophthalmologists in Training Group. He is also a member of the European and UK & Ireland Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS, UKISCRS).
Outside of medicine, his two main passions are golf and skiing. He also enjoys kayaking along the English coastline.
Areas of interest
Cataract Surgery; Toric & Premium Intraocular Lenses; Refractive Lens Exchange; Corneal Disease; Keratoconus; Corneal Transplantation; Corneal Collagen Crosslinking; External Eye Disease; Dry Eyes; Blepharitis; YAG Laser Capsulotomy; General Ophthalmology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Ophthalmic Specialist Training
Outside of medicine, my two main passions are golf and skiing. I also enjoy kayaking along the English coastline.
Health Enterprise East Innovation Awards - Finalist for innovations in the Cambridgeshire Cataract Shared Care Model
Duke Elder Prize for Ophthalmology - Commendation
University College London MBBS Distinction in Medical Sciences
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2016
- MBBS with Distinction in Medical Sciences University College London 2009
- MA (Cantab) Cambridge University 2007
- BA (Hons) Cambridge University 2001
- Moorfields Corneal Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital 2018
Reference number 7053172
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register for Ophthalmology, 2018
Affiliations / memberships
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
UK & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
- Nuffield Health Hospital, Brentwood
- 16:00 - 20:00
- 01277 695695
- Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentford
- 16:00 - 20:00
- 01277 232525
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.