Mr Rupert Bourne

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc (Hons) FRCOphth MD

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Personal profile

Mr. Rupert Bourne is the Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Following his qualification as an Ophthalmic Surgeon in 2000, he trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital for a further five years as a Specialist Registrar. He then undertook two glaucoma fellowships, one with Professor Weinreb at the internationally renowned Shiley Eye centre/ Hamilton Glaucoma Center in San Diego, California, where he was International Glaucoma Clinical and Research Fellow. The second fellowship was at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he was senior glaucoma resident. He has a strong research interest, particularly in advanced techniques of glaucoma diagnosis and progression and the management of glaucoma in the community, and overseas ophthalmology.

This research led to the completion of a Doctorate in Medicine, over thirty-five publications in leading peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and book chapters and an international reputation in the field of glaucoma. He is an invited reviewer for 7 leading ophthalmology journals. He is also involved in research into altitude ophthalmology and expedition medicine.

Professional Membership

  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (Member)

  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine

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