Philip Bloom

Professor Philip Bloom

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Western Eye Hospital, London

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Western Eye Hospital, London
NHS Hospital(s): Western Eye Hospital (St. Marys), Imperial College NHST
Special Interest: Glaucoma
2nd Special Interest: Cataracts
3rd Special Interest: General Ophthalmology
Profile: Prof Bloom is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Western Eye Hospital, where he is Lead Clinician / Service Director and runs the glaucoma and cataract services.
Year Qualified:1984 – MB ChB Bristol University



  • Service Director and Lead Clinician, Western Eye Hospital
  • Course Leader, Post-Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology (Middlesex University)
  • Surgical Tutor & Microsurgical Skills Faculty Member, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) representative (North Thames), Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Past Vice President, Ophthalmology section, Royal Society of Medicine
  • Chief of Glaucoma Services, Hillingdon Hospital
  • Post-graduate Clinical Tutor in Ophthalmology, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Pastoral Tutor, Imperial College School of Medicine
  • Keeler Scholarship (Royal College of Ophthalmologists) 1994-5
  • Muthusamy Gold Medal, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 1990


Research Interests:

  • Trans-scleral and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation
  • Combined cataract and glaucoma surgery
  • Spectacle independence following cataract surgery (including multifocal lens implantation, toric IOLs and incisional refractive surgery)


Publications: Over 80 original research papers, review articles, books and book chapters in peer reviewed scientific journals and other academic resources.

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