Consultant Profile

Professor Andrew Lotery

Professor Andrew Lotery MB Bch, MD, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:
Age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited eye disease, medical retina
Research interests:
Novel treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, molecular genetics of eye disease
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Southampton
Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Jean Vaughan
Private secretary telephone number:
0845 652 2515
Private secretary fax:
023 8027 5500
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
I trained in medicine at Queen's University Belfast and graduated with distinction in 1989. After my general ophthalmology training in Belfast I was awarded an MD for research into the genetics of an inherited form of macular degeneration. Subsequently I completed a two year medical retina sub-specialist fellowship at the University of Iowa, USA. I was then recruited to the retinal faculty at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where I worked for two years prior to being appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton. During my four years in the United States I gained experience in the management of macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases and diabetic retinopathy.

I perform sutureless cataract surgery using topical anaesthesia and treat retinal diseases with cold (PDT) and hot lasers and pioneering new treatments.

My research has resulted in the identification of two genes which cause eye disease and the location of a third macular degeneration gene. I have also worked on a gene therapy for eye diseases. My research has been recognised with awards from the Queen's University of Belfast, the University of Iowa and various funding bodies.
Personal profile:
I am married with two young children. When time permits I enjoy travel, cycling and hill walking.

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Professor Andrew Lotery

Professor Andrew Lotery Ophthalmology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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