About David Anderson

David Anderson is one of the UK’s leading Ophthalmologists & eye surgeons with more than 30 years experience. Book a consultation with David today & take the first step towards better vision. 

300+ 5-Star Patient Reviews:

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Meet David Anderson

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David Anderson is senior cataract, refractive and corneal surgeon at UHS NHS FT with more than 30 years’ experience of intraocular surgery. He has jointly led the fellowship training programme in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at UHS for over a decade, training surgeons from across the world in advanced surgical techniques, led ophthalmology at UHS as clinical director from 2009 to 2012.

The eye is a truly amazing and wonderful organ providing us with vision, our most treasured sense and David is passionate about delivering excellence in surgical and medical care, here is what David’s patients say about him:

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Leader in Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery

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As one of the UK’s leading Ophthalmologists, David is regularly asked to give presentations. He’s currently a member of: 

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer| University of Southampton
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute for Life Sciences | University of Southampton
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
  • Faculty member of the Microsurgical Skills Centre | Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Medical Training

David trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London undertaking his elective medical training in neurology and neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. Following a position teaching anatomy at St Georges Hospital, he was appointed to positions in neurosurgery, then ophthalmology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He continued his training at Southampton Eye Hospital and won a Medical Research Grant to fund his PhD followed by the award of TFC Frost Scholar to attend Bascom Palmer Eye institute in Miami, USA for one year. Completing his surgical training he was offered sequential full Fellowships in corneal, cataract and laser eye surgery at Moorfield Eye Hospital in London completing these in 2003 when he was appointed corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon in Southampton.

His academic achievements include

  • Respected academic with over 50 peer reviewed publications in the scientific and medical literature.
  • Landmark publications in high impact scientific and ophthalmology journals
  • Author and co-author of 5 textbook chapters
  • Numerous invited speaking engagements including keynote speaker
  • Lead clinical investigator for research into astigmatism in cataract surgery, lens implant performance, and participation in large scale laser vision correction trials in LASIK and ASA
  • Trainer for AMO VisX in wavefront laser vision correction across Europe
  • Cited more than 2500 times across medical literature
  • PhD examiner for University of London
  • Advisor to NICE
  • Advisor to NIHR
  • National Expert Advisory Group to Nuffield Health

Media Appearances

David has been the surgeon in a number of media appearances including BBC Three’s Human Tissue Experiment, Meridian Tonight following the progress of a patient undergoing corneal transplant surgery, and the BBC Radio Solent Show. 

5-Star Patient Reviews

Peter
Excellent result extremely satisfied
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I was extremely short sighted in my left eye minus 10.5 which with appropriate contact lens did still not give me good vision. I had several consultations with David Anderson as I was rather nervous of surgery due to a previous unfortunate experience with my right eye. David had not been involved with my right eye surgery. David was very reassuring and gave me confidence so I went ahead and had the surgery. Excellent result extremely satisfied. I would definitely recommend a consultation.
Juliet
Life Changing Surgery
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Yes cataract surgery is scary but David and his team were wonderful. David listened very carefully to what I wanted to achieve and patiently answered my detailed questions. He worked closely with my optician so that I could try contact lenses of different prescriptions to see which suited me best. In the end I had one eye adjusted for distance/normal vision and one eye for reading. My surgery was 2 months ago and everyone was kind and patient. It took time to get use to my new eyes but I now don't need glassed for the first time since I was 12 years old! I am completely use to my eyes now and don't notice that I have had anything done other than I don't wear glasses which is life changing! I would definitely recommend David and would like to say a BIG Thank You!
Dean
My optician referred me
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I am absolutely delighted with the total lens replacement surgery I had at Anderson Eye Care. From my first consultation with Mr. Anderson, through to surgery and aftercare, my experience was of the highest professional quality. The procedure itself was painless quick and very relaxed. I unreservedly would recommend Mr. David Anderson and his team at Anderson Eye care. I now have 20/20 vision, which speaks for itself!
Peter
Extremely impressive
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Extremely impressive professional experience from the initial consultation, to the surgery and post operative follow up. An absolute model in every respect for every health care professional to digest. The team atmosphere at Eastleigh Nuffield was brilliant from start to finish. Their team camaraderie is obvious and can’t be faked. My personal outcome is perfect. Many thanks to David and the Nuffield team.
Sharon
Very pleased with cataract procedures
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Mr Anderson has carried out cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I had my right eye done first. A year later, when it was time to have my left eye done, I only wanted Mr Anderson to carry out the procedure. On both occasions I discussed what I wanted the outcome to be, and Mr Anderson delivered exactly. The procedure was painless and quick. I am very pleased with the outcome. I found Mr Anderson and his staff very comfortable and reassuring to be around. I have no reservations in recommending Anderson Eye Care.
Merilyn
My optician referred me
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My optician referred me urgently to the Eye Hospital but it was going to be a wait of several months to be seen so I came to David Anderson privately. The initial consultation was reassuring and without pressure and I decided to go ahead with cataract surgery. It worked well having the eyes done a week apart and was an easy experience. I had a worry after the second one and was seen quickly and reassured about it. All is well now.
Gareth
I am now completely glasses free
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I was referred to Mr Anderson by my optician. I found him to be extremely personable and professional and was immediately reassured by his calm manner. He recommended refractive lens exchange, in both eyes. I was a little apprehensive pre op, but all the staff were reassuring, and the op itself was painless, and over very quickly. (probably around 15 minutes) I could see the results almost immediately. 4 weeks on and after 55 years of spectacle wearing the results are amazing. From a prescription of +9.5 I am now completely glasses free even for reading. Thank you
Customer
Happy 20/20 Vision!!!!
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I am absolutely delighted with the total lens replacement surgery I had at Anderson Eye Care. From my first consultation with Mr. Anderson, through to surgery and aftercare, my experience was of the highest professional quality. The procedure itself was painless quick and very relaxed. I unreservedly would recommend Mr. David Anderson and his team at Anderson Eye care. I now have 20/20 vision, which speaks for itself!
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