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About Philip

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.


Whatever ails you, London Medical is here to provide the most effective treatment possible, with world-class expertise in all of the following specialist fields of medicine.