Year Qualified: December 1996
Ramsay Unit: Croydon Day Hospital
Secondary Ramsay Unit: Boston West Hospital
His main fields of interest have been Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
To date he has performed over 15.000 corneal refractive procedures (LASIK, LASEK, PRK, intracorneal segment ring implants and corneal cross-linking ) and over 15.000 cases of intraocular surgeries, many of them with multifocal intraocular lenses, including Cataract, Refractive Lens Exchange and Phakic ICL implants, mostly performed in Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K.
Since 1998 he is one of the leading surgeons at Clinica BavieraSpain, the largest European Ophthalmology group.
He is author and co-author of many international and national articles and books chapters and has performed presentations in many national and international refractive surgery symposia, courses and congresses.
After graduating from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Dr. Bilbao completed his Ophthalmology training in 1996 at the most prestigious Ophthalmology residency hospital program in Spain, the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal in Madrid, including some rotations at the Manhattan Eye and Ear and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
In 2018 he obtained his Ph.D. degree at Universidad Alcalá de Henares: on outcomes of trifocal intraocular lenses for the surgical correction of presbyopia.
Specialist Registered as an Ophthalmology Consultant at the General Medical Council in the U.K. since 2002.
Consultant Ophthalmologist in Spain registered at the Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid since 1992
Specialist Registered as an Ophthalmology Consultant at the KNMG in the Netherlands since April 2011 to 2016.
American Academy of Ophthalmology member since 1996 to 2014
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons ASCRS since 2015
European Society Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) since 2010
Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (Spanish Society of Ophthalmology) since 1993
Sociedad Española Cirugía Implanto-Refractiva (SECOIR, Spanish SCRS) since 2010