Mr Richard Bates - Ophthalmology - Blakelands Hospital

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Mr Richard Bates - Ophthalmology

Mr Richard Bates is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Vitreoretinal Surgery

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery, medical and surgical retina; diabetic retinopathy, retinal vasculopathies, macular degeneration, macular hole and macular pucker, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, retinal laser treatment, YAG laser treatment.


Academic background


After qualifying from Charing Cross Hospital, Mr Bates took junior posts in ophthalmology and neurosurgery at The Middlesex Hospital. He worked in the Retina Unit at Moorfields Eye Hospital, then took a registrar post in the Liverpool Eye Hospital, completing his training in 1992 as Senior Registrar at Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, with a period of elective training in Retina as Hon Lecturer to Liverpool University.

Mr Richard Bates was appointed Consultant to Bucks Hospitals NHS Trust in 1992 and worked there and at Milton Keynes University Trust Eye Unit.

He has been in private practice in General Ophthalmology since 1993.


Professional Memberships

BEAVRS – British-Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons


NHS base

Bucks Hospitals NHS Trust

Clinic Times

Tuesday AM