Consultant Profile

Miss Louise Downey

Miss Louise Downey MBchb, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Hesslewood Clinic and Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, Spire Lowfields Clinic
  • Ophthalmology
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Retinal diseases; particularly diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases and inflammatory retinal diseases including intra-vitreal injection therapy and laser treatments.

Research interests:

Retinal angiogenesis (PhD Leeds University) and intra-vitreal treatments of retinal vascular diseases.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical Retina)

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Fellow)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (USA)
Yorkshire Retina Society (invited speaker)
Euretina (invited speaker)
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01482 672 444
Thu and Fri Pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Downey qualified from Manchester University Medical school in 1993 having undertaken an intercalated BSc in pathology (1st Class Hons) as part of her undergraduate course.
Her general ophthalmic training within the Yorkshire and Northern Deaneries (1994-2007) included subspecialty training in retinal vascular diseases, ophthalmic genetics and uveitis at St James' Hospital Leeds. Miss Downey then undertook a medical retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2007 and was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust later that year.
She currently leads the Lucentis service for patients with wet AMD in Hull and have a particular interest in emerging intra-vitreal therapies for retinal vascular disease and diabetic retinopathy.
During her Ophthalmic training Miss Downey undertook a PhD in Molecular genetics (Leeds University 2003), involving the study of inherited retinal vascular disease and the identification of genes responsible.

Personal profile:

Miss Downey is married with two children and enjoys walking in the region and cycling as part of family life.

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Miss Louise Downey

Miss Louise Downey Ophthalmology Consultant, Hessle, Ferriby Road, private hospital specialist.

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