Miss Louise Downey

MBchb, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Louise Downey at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I qualified from Manchester University Medical school in 1993 having undertaken an intercalated BSc in pathology (1st Class Hons) as part of my undergraduate course. My 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. I 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. I currently lead 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 my Ophthalmic training I undertook a PhD in Molecular genetics (Leeds University 2003), involving the study of inherited retinal vascular disease and the identification of genes responsible.

Medical Macular and Inherited Eye Disease Specialist, Age related macular degeneration (wet and dry), Vitreous haemorrhage, Diabetic retinopathy, Retinal vein occlusion, Leaking vessels, Growth of new vessels.

Clinical Interests

Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

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

Private contact details

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary telephone 01482 628 201
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / Manchester / 1996
Bacheloe of Medicine

BSc Hons (1) / Manchester / 1993
Bachelor of Science

PhD Molecular Medicine / Leeds / 2003
Postgraduate degree in Molecular Medicine

FRCOphth / Royal College pf Ophthalmologists / 2006
Fellow of the Royal College pf Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

Association for Research into Vision and Optics
American Society of Retinal Specialists
North of England Ophthalmological Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Current NHS posts

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

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Personal Profile

I am married with two children and enjoy walking in the region and cycling as part of family life.

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