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Mr Richard Bowman is an top consultant ophthalmic surgeon based in London. 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 where he has worked since 2010. He also did an observership at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mr Bowman is actively involved in research. He has conducted studies on cerebral visual impairment (CVI) and paediatric cataracts, and his work has been widely published.

Especialista en

Paediatric ophthalmology

What is paediatric ophthalmology? A children's eye doctor, or paediatric ophthalmologist, diagnoses, prevents, and treats diseases ...

Strabismus (squint)

What is strabismus? Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes...


What is it? Neuro-ophthalmology is a field of medicine which studies and treats diseases of the nervous system that affect the visual system. T...


What is nystagmus? Nystagmus is an ophthalmological condition characterised by an involuntary, repetitive movement of the eyes. The velocity of...

Cerebral visual impairment (CVI)

What is it? As opposed to vision problems caused by conditions of the eyes, cerebral visual impair...

Cataracts in children

What is it?   The lens of the eye is usually cl...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox™)
  • Cataracts in children
  • Cerebral visual impairment (CVI)
  • Dermal fillers
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Facelift
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Low vision
  • Microdermoabrasion
  • Myopia
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic neuritis
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive surgery
  • Strabismus (squint)
  • Visual impairment

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  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02037447583
  • The Harley Street Eye Centre
    22A Harley Street W1G9BP - London (W1G Marylebone London)
    (+44) 02039703552

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Early visual impairment: the brain or the eyeball?
One of the most common causes of visual impairment in children in the developed world and increasingly so in the developing world, is damage to the visual parts of the brain as opposed to the eye itself. Mr Richard Bowman is a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist at Great Osmond Street Hospital, one of the world’s largest children’s hospitals, and associate professor at the International Centre for Eye Health in London. He conducts research into children’s eye problems and how to help them across the globe, and now he is sharing his insight with us.
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How to spot CVI
Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) is probably the most common cause of childhood visual impairment in the UK. It isn’t a problem with the eyes, but with the brain’s visual pathways. Varying in severity, some children are identified as being blind from birth, while at the other end of the spectrum, the condition can go undiagnosed. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Richard Bowman explains.
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