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Bruce Allan MD FRCS

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital


Bruce Allan qualified in medicine from Cambridge in 1985, and was appointed at as a Consultant Surgeon at Moorfields in 1998 after advanced specialist training in the UK, South Africa, and Australia. He was Training Director for the Corneal Service at Moorfields for over 10 years, and has been Service Director for Refractive Surgery since 2012. He is currently chairing the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Refractive Surgery Standards Working Group.

He and his wife, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Maria Teresa Casasus Borrell, live in North London with their three daughters. He is a keen football fan and sailor. 


Professional activities include:

  • NHS practice specialising in cataract and corneal surgery
  • Private practice specialising in refractive surgery (surgical vision correction)
  • Regular presentations at international research meetings, press, radio and television comment on developments in corneal transplantation, cataract and refractive surgery
  • Peer review for international medical journals and research grant funding bodies
  • Specialist advice for NICE and MHRA


Current research interests include:

  • Enhancing treatment accuracy in laser refractive surgery
  • New techniques in corneal endothelial transplantation
  • Early intervention and visual rehabilitation in keratoconus
Bruce Allan MD FRCS