Year Qualified: December 1996

Ramsay Unit: Croydon Day Hospital

Secondary Ramsay Unit: Boston West Hospital

Clinical Interest:

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.

Academic Qualifications:

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.

Professional Qualifications:

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