Mr Ben While, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Mr While grew up in Herefordshire and is now a Consultant Ophthalmologist at The County Hospital, Hereford.



Mr While went to the University of London where he completed his medical training and a BSc. degree in the History of Medicine.


He then completed basic surgical training in Oxford becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This training included experience in a broad range of specialties related to periocular plastic surgery. He undertook Ophthalmology training in Sheffield and Manchester. During this time Mr While developed expertise in cataract surgery, involving himself in the development of strategies that improve outcomes and reduce complications.


Mr While undertook further sub-specialist training in Sheffield as a fellow in eyelid, eye socket, and tear drainage surgery including the diagnosis and management of tumours of the eye and eyelids. Sheffield is one of the four national centres dealing with eye tumours in the UK.


Mr While is a keen educator and is founder and editor-in-chief of - a training tool for eye care professionals.


He is a life member and committee member of the British Emergency Eye Care Society. This society works to improve the quality of diagnosis and management of emergency eye conditions.


Mr While has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals in subjects across Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic surgery. He is a peer reviewer for many journals helping to maintain the highest standards of evidence in Ophthalmic practice.



Mr While sees patients with a full range of eye conditions. He carries out small incision cataract surgery as well as eyelid and tear drainage surgery at The Wye Clinic and The County Hospital.


Cosmetic eyelid surgery and botox injections are offered at The Wye Clinic Hereford.


Regular clinics are held at The Wye Clinic on a Thursday and alternate Tuesdays. Other appointment times are available by individual arrangement.



Mr While is married with three children. He and his family enjoy camping, walking, and cycling in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.