Dr Richard JC Bowman

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


  • Paediatric cataract
  • Strabismus, nystagmus 
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Cerebral visual impairment 
  • Paediatric cataract
  • Strabismus, nystagmus 
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Cerebral visual impairment 


  • MB BChir from University of Cambridge 
  • MA from University of Cambridge 
  • Trained as a specialist registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • FRCOphth
  • MD from University of Cambridge


  • Member of the paediatric subcommittee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Eye Study Group
  • International Council of Ophthalmologists Examinations Board
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Investigating assessment and treatment of cerebral (cortical) visual impairment
  • Paediatric cataract 
  • Paediatric neuro-ophthalmology

News & Publications

Bunce, C., Zekite, A., Wormald, R., Bowman, R., 2017. Is there evidence that the yearly numbers of children newly certified with sight impairment in England and Wales has increased between 1999/2000 and 2014/2015? A cross-sectional study. BMJ  7(9).

Aghaji, A., Okoye O., Bowman, R. 2017. Unmet needs of cataract blind children in special schools in Southeast Nigeria. Eye (Lond).

Glass, G.E., Hon, K.A., Schweibert, K., Bowman, R., Jones, B.M., Dunaway, D.J., Britto, J.A., 2017. Ocular Morbidity in the Correction of Orbital Hypertelorism and Dystopia: A 15-Year Experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 139 (4). pp. 967-975.

Majander, A., Bowman, R., Poulton, J., Antcliff, R.J., Reddy, M.A., Michaelides, M., Webster, A.R., Chinnery, P.F., Votruba, M., Moore, A.T., Yu-Wai-Man, P., 2017. Childhood-onset Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Br J Ophthalmology. 

Handley, S.E., Vargha-Khadem, F., Bowman, R., Liasis, A., 2017. Visual Function 20 Years After Childhood Hemispherectomy for Intractable Epilepsy. Am J Ophthalmol. pp. 177:81-89.

Philip, S.S., Tsherlinga, S., Thomas, M.M., Dutton, G.N., Bowman, R., 2016. A Validation of an Examination Protocol for Cerebral Visual Impairment Among Children in a Clinical Population in India. J Clin Diagn Res. 10 (12). 

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