Mr David Farnworth

Consultant Ophthalmologist
MB, BS (London), MRCP (UK), FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Farnworth at Spire include:


Other treatments

Ophthalmology, retinal disease.

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Professional profile

I lead a specialist medical retina clinic at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, but the majority of my workload remains phakoemulsification cataract surgery and the management of glaucoma in my general ophthalmic clinics.

I qualified from St George's Hospital, London in 1989, where I specialised in general medicine. I then received my MRCP and completed my general ophthalmic training in Leicester, Cardiff and London. From 1998 to 2000 I was a clinical research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital. I developed a specialist interest in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration - age related.

I have a special interest in medical retina disease. After a clinical research fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital 1998 to 2000, I developed an interest in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Clinical Interests

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of United Kingdom Society of Catatract and Refractive Surgery
Member of American Academy of Ophthalmologists

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

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Personal Profile

When I get the time I enjoy sports - tennis, cricket, golf, hill walking and water colour painting. I am married to a GP who works as a clinical assistant in dermatology and have two children.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Michele Murphy
Private secretary telephone 02392 352 206
Private secretary email