Retinal diseases; particularly diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases and inflammatory retinal diseases including intra-vitreal injection therapy and laser treatments.
Retinal angiogenesis (PhD Leeds University) and intra-vitreal treatments of retinal vascular diseases.
Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical Retina)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Fellow)American Academy of OphthalmologyAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (USA)Yorkshire Retina Society (invited speaker)Euretina (invited speaker)British Medical Association
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.
Miss Downey is married with two children and enjoys walking in the region and cycling as part of family life.
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