Mr Neil Bowley

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Neil Bowley
MChem (hons), BMBS, FRCOphth, PhD

Mr Bowley’s specialisms:

Cataract surgery

Treatments for age related macular degeneration

Treatments for retinal vein occlusions

Assessment and treatment of diabetic eye disease

Diagnosis and treatment of ocular inflammation

Qualifications, Training and Experience:

Mr Bowley initially trained as a Medicinal Chemist, graduating top of his year with first class honours at Nottingham Trent University, winning the departmental prize for Academic Achievement. During the third year of his degree, he worked for AstraZeneca in their cutting-edge drug development research facility.

Mr Bowley completed a Ph.D in organic chemistry and crystallography, prior to obtaining a place at medical school.

Mr Bowley graduated from The University of Nottingham’s accelerated graduate entry medical programme in 2012, and went on to work in Cambridgeshire and then completing ophthalmic specialist training in the Peninsula deanery.

Once ophthalmic specialist training was complete, Mr Bowley secured a fellowship position in Medical Retina and Uveitis at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Associations, awards and memberships:

  • Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK
  • Member, European Society of Retina Specialists

Positions held

Mr Bowley is the lead consultant for uveitis at The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

About Mr Bowley

Mr Bowley has a young family and lives in South Devon, where he enjoys the fantastic Devon countryside whenever time allows.

A few words from Mr Bowley…

“In ophthalmology, treatments should be personalised to ensure the best possible outcomes. My aim is to work together with my patients to ensure they have they have a bespoke treatment plan put in place”

Mr Bowley and his fellow Ophthalmic Surgeons work very closely together to ensure all Exeter Eye patients have access to an experienced Consultant Eye Surgeon at all times.

To make an appointment with Mr Bowley please call 01392 498763 or

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