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I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Cambridge Lea 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.
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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Rupert Bourne is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Cambridge University Hospital, Addenbrookes. He is Professor of Ophthalmology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Subspecialty interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital and undertook two Glaucoma fellowships, one there and another at the Shiley Eye Centre/Hamilton Glaucoma Center in San Diego, California. He has a strong research interest, particularly in advanced techniques of Glaucoma diagnosis and progression and the management of Glaucoma in the community, along with overseas ophthalmology which has involved design and analysis of several large population-based surveys of eye disease, several national in scope, eg. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Trinidad. He is the Chair of the National Institute for Health Research Ophthalmology Specialty Group, responsible for NHS research delivery. He has published more than 170 papers in leading peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and book chapters and is an invited reviewer for many leading ophthalmology journals, with other research interests in altitude ophthalmology and expedition medicine. In his role as Coordinator of the Vision Loss Expert Group of the Global Burden of Disease Study, he has overseen the long-term research into the world-wide prevalence rates of blindness and visual impairment, in partnership with the World Health Organization.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Glaucoma; General Eye conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospital, Addenbrookes.
Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
Altitude & Expedition Medicine
1.Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director of Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU), Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Cambridge, UK. (2007-)
2.Coordinator of the Vision Loss Expert Group for the Global Burden of Disease Study (2007-)
We published the 2015 global estimates in 2017 in Lancet Global Health. Partners include the World Health Organisation, Harvard University and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington.
3.R&D Lead for Hinchingbrooke Hospital and subsequently North-West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, 2007-2018.
4.Chair of the NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group. Responsibility for delivery of NIHR Ophthalmology commercial and non-commercial portfolio of research in England.
Travel and experience of other cultures.
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Keen sportsman, having shot for the University of London (Half Purples & Medical School Full Colours) and still enjoy clay and game shooting. I run and swim frequently (Triathlon & Marathon).
Other interests include history, specifically military history and global economics.
East of England Health Service England
NHS Leadership Award finalist 2017
2015: ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY: Vice Chancellors Annual Award Scheme: celebrating outstanding achievement
2014: AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Vision Care Section Outstanding Scientific Paper (Project) award. Awarded to Vision Loss Expert Group that I coordinate
178 publications in peer-reviewed international journals; h-index 38, i10-index 71 [Since 2012: 20,655 citations, h-index 34, i10-index 67. >4,000
citations/yr since 2015. Accessed 7.11.17 from Google Scholar].
Section Editor for Eye and reviewer for several journals
Published 26 papers in The Lancet journal
Also published in Journal of American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, etc.
Section Editor (Epidemiology) for Eye and invited reviewer for 10 other journals.
Grant funding in excess of £4million for NIHR clinical trials and non-NIHR research studies.
Courses offered to GPs
I give regular talks at GP seminars and offer to give talks at GP practices.
I also regularly give talks to optometrists and optometry conferences, eg. Optometry Today 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; 100% Optical.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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My cataract surgeries conducted over the past 12 years have been almost exclusively on patients with glaucoma which are more challenging cases, with particular attention paid during surgery with shallow anterior chambers, endangered endothelium and a need for careful aftercare. A special interest of mine is angle closure and I have a large clinical load of such patients. Of 1264 cataract surgeries over 12 years, I have had 7 cases of posterior capsule rupture (0.55%) which is very low compared to a large national audit (1.41%) with a simpler case mix. I also audit all my glaucoma surgeries.
- Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1999
- Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) University of London 2005
- Medicine & Surgical Degree (MB BS) University of London 1994
- United States Medical Licensing Examination USMLE 1993
- 1st Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree (Pathology and Basic Medical Sciences) University of London 1991
- Glaucoma Fellowship Training University of California San Diego, USA 2004
- Glaucoma Fellowship Training Moorfields Eye Hospital 2005
Reference number 4120692
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018
- Faculty Member World Glaucoma Association 2018
- Faculty Member European Glaucoma Society 2018
- Member The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council Register, 1994
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Faculty member of World Glaucoma Association & European Glaucoma Society
Fellow of Royal Geographical Society
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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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Professor Rupert Bourne