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Professor Philip BloomMB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

Professor Bloom is a committed Ophalmologist, working in both NHS and private practice


Professor Bloom is a committed Ophalmologist, working in both NHS and private practice. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he’s also a passionate clinical researcher, and an active teacher.

He holds a number of national leadership roles including:

Presidency of the Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology Section

Keeler Scholarship Board Trustee

Honorary Treasurer & council member of UKISCRS

Trustee of the International Glaucoma Association

Chairman, IGA grants committee

Service Director Western Eye Hospital (WEH)

Lead Clinician for glaucoma & cataract services at WEH and Hillingdon.


Minimally invasive cataract surgery

Spectacle independence following cataract surgery, including the use of toric & multifocal intraocular lenses

Medical, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma, including selective laser trabeculoplasty & endoscopic cyclo-photocoagulation

Neuroprotection in glaucoma treatment

Use of virtual reality surgical simulation in teaching & training

NHS and Academic posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, jointly between The Western Eye

Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) & The Hillingdon

Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology, Middlesex University

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine

From the consultant

It is a great privilege to be involved in the compassionate delivery of patient-centred and clinically effective care benefitting the ocular health of my patients; I am fortunate to be in this unique and fascinating vocation.


For over 20 years as a Consultant, I have applied my energies to providing the highest possible quality in both my private and NHS practices. I have done so without allowing my commitment in either sector to reduce the excellence of service I offer to the other, however different are the individual models of care.

I have published over 100 articles and books / book chapters (mostly in peer-reviewed journals). In addition I am active in national teaching and training programs, including a post-graduate diploma course for GPs and optometrists.

I have been honoured by colleagues who have elected me to serve in a number of leadership positions; I believe that I was highly effective in fulfilling my duties.

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