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Dr. Bowman has been a member of the faculty since 1984. His interests have focused on state of the art cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. He has been a frequent speaker and instructor for a variety of cataract surgery courses and well as a lecturer, trainer and investigator for VISX excimer laser. He has been very active in refractive surgery including LASIK and the IntraLase. The combination of cataract surgery and keratorefractive surgery has led him to be very active with newer introcular lenses such as the ReStor for the correction of presbyopia and refractive lens exchange. 


Medical School University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine (1976)
Internship U.of MO-Columbia Hospital (1977), Internal Medicine
Residency U.of MO-Columbia Hospital (1978), Internal Medicine
Residency U.of MO-Columbia Hospital (1982), Ophthalmology
Fellowship UT Health Science Center-Houston (1984), Cornea & External Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acanthamoeba Keratatis
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Blepharitis
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Cornea Culture Collection
  • Corneal Scraping
  • Corneal Thickness
  • Crystlens IntraOculary Lens (IOL)
  • Dry Eye (Punctal Plug)
  • Epilation Forceps
  • External Corneal Disease
  • External Ocular Photo
  • Eye Lash Removal (Epilation)
  • Femtosecond Cataract Surgery
  • Gluing Cornea Perforation
  • Injections Cornea
  • IntraOcular Lens (IOL)
  • Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  • Multifocal IntraOcular Lens (IOL)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Pachymetry
  • Punctum Cauterization or Plug
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body
  • Restor Intraocular Lens (IOL)
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Stye Removal
  • Uveitis
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Research Interest

  • Cataract, cataract surgery, ReStor, Crystalens, prebyopia, LASIK, Intralase, keratorefractive surgery, toric lenses, refractive lens exchange, Visian ICL, corneal transplantation, DALK, DSEK, K-PRO, laser-assisted cataract surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Monthly Magazine
    Super Doctors (2014)
  • D Magazine
    Best Doctors in Dallas (2013)
  • AAO Achievement Award
  • Irene Wadel and Robert I Atha, Jr. Professorship in Ophthalmology in Honor of R. Wayne Bowman,MD
    Endowed Chair (1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Ophthalmology