Professor Philip Bloom is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Western Eye Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust), with special clinical interests in complex Glaucoma & Cataract.
Professor Bloom graduated from Bristol University Medical School (1984) before going on to take up a position at a variety of hospitals during his postgraduate training; these included Bristol Eye Hospital, The Western Eye Hospital, and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was later awarded clinical fellowships at both The Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He has a high profile within his profession. He is the immediate past Chairman of the charity Glaucoma UK (2017-22, formerly IGA, the International Glaucoma Association) and past President of the UK & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS, 2018-20). He was a Trustee and Board Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM, 2017-21), and past President of the RSM Ophthalmology Section (2012-14). He is currently a Keeler Scholarship Board Trustee (Royal College of Ophthalmologists), council member of the UKISCRS, course leader for Plymouth University's Post-Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology and a surgical tutor & microsurgical skills faculty member at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
He is an active researcher with a significant focus on glaucoma and cataract surgery; his specific research interests include minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (including cyclophotocoagulation), neuroprotection, surgical simulation/training, and spectacle independence after cataract surgery. His research has resulted in well over 100 peer-reviewed publications and teaching papers.
He is a passionate educator and holds numerous teaching positions - Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL) and Associate Professor at Plymouth University School of Medicine & Dentistry.
In addition to his many qualifications, Professor Bloom's career has been recognised by numerous other significant achievements and markers of peer esteem. He received the Keeler Scholarship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (1994 -1995) and was awarded the Muthusamy Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1990. In April 2020 he was made a Fellow in Glaucoma Surgery (FGS) in the Founding FGS class of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery (ISGS), only the second individual globally to do so at the 'Distinguished' level. In 2021 he was appointed Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
The Royal Society of Medicine
UK and Ireland Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
General Medical Council
MB ChB (1984) University of Bristol
FRCS(Ed), Edinburgh (1990)
FGS (ISGS, 2020)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists, General Medical Council, Royal Society of Medicine, British Medical Association, American College of Surgeons
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Excellent explained everything in language I could understand.
Always a delight to meet makes you feel valued and will go to great lengths to ensure you fully understand all the procedures connected to your case .
Outstanding and highly competent and I would recommend him to anyone, especially someone who is at all concerned about laser and other treatment to their all important eyes
Excellent - better knowledge than the consultant I saw previously. Changed my medication which made a big difference.
One always has an idea in one's mind of what would consititute the ideal consultant. I met that ideal, maybe for the firts time ever, in Professor Philip Bloom.
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I can highly recommend professor Bloom as a leader in the field of glaucoma with extensive knowledge and experience. He is an excellent surgeon and an excellent communicator with his patients and colleagues. He has been a leader in the field of MIGS and ECP treatment and continues to publish widely and extensively, including authoring several leading textbooks.
Mr Thomas L Kersey
As far as I am concerned Philip is the best glaucoma surgeon I know he is kind and his knowledge is broadbased . His complication rate is virtually zero , if I had glaucoma this is the man who I would go to . I have known him for over 22 years and his standard of care is extraordinary
Miss Theresa Richardson
Prof Bloom is my go to person for Glaucoma cases especially when more laser or surgery is needed. He takes great care and attention to his patients and I trust his opinion implicitly. He is a leader in his field and internationally respected. New this year is performing cataract surgery on both eyes on the same day. This halves the recovery time and reduces cost. As he was involved in UK protocols for this I have every confidence in his ability for this and my patients have been hugely grateful. His knowledge both with in medicine and out is well respected. He also takes great delight in teaching and research. I have huge personal respect for him.
Mr Nicholas Lee
Mr Bloom is an excellent surgeon and ophthalmologist. I have worked with him for many years. He is an expert in glaucoma. I have no hesitation in recommending him in the fields of Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery.
Mr Ahmad Aziz
What are Professor Philip Bloom's reviews like?
Professor Philip Bloom's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 6 reviews
What languages does Professor Philip Bloom speak?
Professor Philip Bloom speaks French and English
Where is Professor Philip Bloom located?
Professor Philip Bloom primarily practices at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, located at St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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