Mr Jeremy Bowyer (Eye Surgeon)
BM (Southampton), FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Cataract Surgery
Mr Bowyer is the NHS Consultant Lead for the Oculoplastics Service at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust. His areas of interest include plastic and aesthetic surgery around the eye, the management of watery eyes, orbital and socket problems. He has perfomed advanced training Oculoplastics subspeciaity fellowships at The Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, with Professor Tim Sullivan and Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London, with Professor Richard Collin and Professor Geoffrey Rose. He is particularly experienced in the surgical management of periocular skin cancer.
Mr Bowyer graduated from Southampton Medical School in 1990 and commenced his ophthalmology training at the Queeen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and then Neurosurgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He underwent further ophthalmic training at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham and then at St.Paul's Eye Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He was appointed as a substantive NHS consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Royal Stoke University Hospital 12 years ago, formerly a locum consultant ophthalmics surgeon in Oculoplastics for 2 years at Addenbrookes' Hospital, Cambridge.
He maintains a large general ophthalmic workload, both in the NHS and privately, regularly performing modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery. His NHS practice deals, in particular, with functional problems of the eyelids, tear drainage system and orbits. He has worked at the University Hospital of the North Midlands, since July 2005, though lived in the area since 1993. He is holder of three Clinical Excellence Awards.
He is a member of the British Oculoplastics Surgery Society ( BOPSS) and the Midlands Oculoplastics Surgery Society (MOPSS).
He regularly presents internationally at the European Society of Oculoplastics and Recontructive Surgery (ESOPRS) Meetings and more locally in the Midlands, at meetings of MOPSS.
Mr Pedro Muel-Gonzalez (Eye Surgeon)
Mr Pedro Muel-Gonzalez is an NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist, with a special interest in cataract and oculoplastic surgeries.
Mr Muel-Gonzalez specialised in ophthalmic surgery in Spain, before he moved to Dublin, where he completed advanced training in oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology.
He holds a substantive NHS Consultant position at MCHFT. Here, he is the Lead for the Ophthalmic Emergency Department and for Theatre Efficiency, leading a very busy cataract surgery service every week.
His areas of interest include cataract surgery, under topical anaesthesia, oculoplastics surgery, management of watery eye and medical and laser treatment of glaucoma. Mr Muel-Gonzalez has extensive experience of general ophthalmology and emergency care.
Mr Muel also actively colllaborates with a charity organisation, regularly travelling to the African Saraha, to treat patients from refugee camps, by operating on complex cataracts and plastic surgery cases.
Ms Morag Ashdown (Eye Surgeon)
MBChB, BSc(Hons) FRCOphth
Ms Ashdown is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Specialist in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal surgery and is a member of the British Oculoplastics Surgery Society ( BOPSS) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
After graduating from Bristol Medical School in 2001, she completed Ophthalmology training with the Severn Deanery in the South West. She has performed advanced Oculoplastics, Lacrimal and Orbital subspeciality fellowships at Bristol Eye Hospital and then completed a second year's training with an International Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia with Professor Alan McNab.
She currently works as a Consultant Oculoplastics surgeon at Bristol Eye Hospital, managing functional problems of the eyelids, periocular skin cancer, tear drainage system and orbital conditions. She also performs Oculoplastic and Cataract surgery and General Ophthalmology clinics.