Mr Richard Bowman is a revered consultant ophthalmic surgeon based in London with more than 30 years of experience. He provides care for both children and adults with neurological conditions affecting the eye and is also an expert in treating all forms of strabismus (squint) and performing squint surgery for complex cases. He has additional expertise in nystagmus, cerebral visual impairment (CVI), and cataracts in children.
Mr Bowman studied medicine at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital Medical School. He later trained in ophthalmology in Cambridge, Glasgow, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where he has worked since 2010, after becoming a consultant in 2002. He currently is fellowship director of Child Health at GOSH. He also did an observership at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Mr Bowman is actively involved in research, having conducted studies on cerebral visual impairment (CVI) and paediatric cataracts, and his work has been widely published. He is a senior lecturer at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and also an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. In addition to being an examiner for the International Council of Ophthalmology, he is a fellow and member of the paediatric sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.