About David Anderson


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Hon. Senior Clinical Lecturer: University of Southampton

Recognised expertise in:

  • Corneal transplantation surgery including DSEK, DALK and PK
  • CXL cross-linking treatment for keratoconus
  • Laser vision correction and therapeutic laser vision correction
  • Cataract and refractive cataract surgery including multifocal lens implantation

Key Achievements:

  • Senior anterior segment and corneal surgeon at UHS NHS FT with more than 20 years experience in intra-ocular surgery. Former Clinical Director of Ophthalmology.
  • Surgeon trainer for annual Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at UHS NHS FT for 9 years
  • Internationally recognized expert and clinical innovator in corneal transplant surgery
  • Respected academic with substantial and consistent academic publication track record in world’s leading ophthalmology and scientific journals
  • David’s research and publications have been cited more than 1500 times
  • Lead clinical investigator for astigmatism,  lens implant evaluation and performance and large scale laser vision correction research trials including wavefront-guided laser vision correction
  • Surgeon trainer for the Royal College of Ophthalmology in microsurgical skills
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Clinical Fellowship (18m) trained laser refractive surgeon
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Clinical Fellowship (18m) trained cataract and corneal transplant surgeon
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Fl, USA (USA’s leading eye hospital), trained Corneal Research Fellow (12m)
  • TFC Frost Scholar to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Medical Research Council (MRC) Academic Fellowship PhD in Allergy and Immunology at University of Southampton

Advisor to:

  • NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence)
  • NIHR (National Institute of Health Research)
  • University of London – PhD Examiner
  • Nuffield Health National Expert Advisory Group

Reviewer to multiple ophthalmic and scientific journals


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