Bruce Allan

Bruce Allan

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2320

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Wavefront guided laser refractive surgery
ICL implantation and refractive cataract surgery
Corneal endothelial transplantation for Fuchs' dystrophy
New surgical interventions for keratoconus

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 


Further key experience: 

Advanced training in corneal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Advanced training in refractive surgery and doctoral thesis addressing excimer laser delivery system development in Perth, Australia

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (London)
ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) member
ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) member
ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) member

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Service director for refractive surgery (2012)
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon (1998)
Honorary senior lecturer, UCL (1998)

Other professional achievements: 

Regular presentations at international research meetings, over 80 peer reviewed publications in international medical journals, newspaper, radio and television comment on research in laser refractive, lens implant and corneal transplant surgery.

Research interests: 

New techniques and visual outcomes in refractive surgery, minimally invasive corneal transplantation, laser treatment for irregular astigmatism.

Languages spoken: 

English and Spanish       

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Bruce Allan is married to Teresa Borrell, a consultant psychiatrist, and lives in North London with three daughters. He is a keen football fan and sailor. Further information is available at