Miss Louise Downey


MBchb, BSc (Hons), PhD, FRCOphth

Specialises in

I qualified from Manchester University Medical school in 1993 having undertaken an intercalated BSc in pathology (First 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. 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.

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.


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Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests: Retinal diseases; particularly diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (wet and dry), medical macular, inherited retinal diseases, inherited eye disease specialist and inflammatory retinal diseases including intra-vitreal injection therapy and laser treatments, vitreous haemorrhage, Retinal vein occlusion, Leaking vessels, Growth of new vessels.

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

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

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

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary Becki Young and Emma Scott
Private secretary telephone 01482 660 272
Private secretary email rebecca.young@spirehealthcare.com emma.scott2@spirehealthcare.com