“After 40 or 45 years of wearing glasses or contact lenses I have perfect vision”

Carolyn Stanton – Cataract Patient



Mr Ben While

Ben While is a senior consultant eye surgeon and director of HerefordVision. His NHS practice is with Wye Valley Trust where he is lead clinician for Emergency Eye Care. 

He grew up in Herefordshire and has a deep affinity with this region. Having spent 20 years away training and now home, he is fully committed to putting his knowledge and skills to best use.

Mr While is a specialist in state-of-the-art micro incision cataract and lens replacement surgery. He is also an oculoplastic surgeon – a specialist in eyelid and tear drainage surgery. He regularly audits his results to ensure excellent outcomes are maintained.

Mr While is a keen educator and is a cataract surgery tutor at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

“There was absolutely nothing to worry about. Ben has been fantastic, I would recommend him to anyone”

Peter Blackwell – Cataract surgery patient


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

Mr While then underwent 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 becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. 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.

Mr While is a life member and committee member of the British Emergency Eye Care Society and member of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society.

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

“As soon as I met Mr While he put me at ease straight away. I feel as though I’ve got my life back”

Lesley Willington – Cataract Patient


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