Mr David Anderson
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MB, BS, FRCOphth, FEBO, PhD, CCST
The eye is a truly amazing and wonderful organ providing us with vision, our most treasured sense. I am passionate about delivering excellence in surgical and medical care and delighted to be able to do this in conjunction with Spire Southampton’s outstanding medical facilities.
I am a senior cataract, refractive and corneal surgeon at UHS NHS FT with more than 30 years’ experience of intraocular surgery. I have jointly led the fellowship training programme in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at UHS for over a decade, training surgeons from across the world in advanced surgical techniques and led ophthalmology at UHS as clinical director from 2009 to 2012.
I trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London undertaking my elective medical training in neurology and neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. Following a position teaching anatomy at St Georges Hospital, I was appointed to positions in neurosurgery, then ophthalmology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. I continued my training at Southampton Eye Hospital and won a Medical Research Grant to fund my PhD followed by the award of TFC Frost Scholar to attend Bascom Palmer Eye institute in Miami, USA for one year. Completing my surgical training, I was offered sequential full Fellowships in corneal, cataract and laser eye surgery at Moorfield Eye Hospital in London completing these in 2003 when I was appointed corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon in Southampton.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Anderson at Spire include:
Spire Southampton Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS FRCOphth FEBO PhD CCST / University of London / 1989
Medical Qualifications for Ophthalmologists
Affiliate Member of the Institute for Life Sciences | University of Southampton
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
Faculty member of the Microsurgical Skills Centre | Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Lead for International Fellowship Programme in Cornea and Cataract Surgery UHS NHS FT - 10 Years
National Expert Advisory Committee Nuffield Hospital Group
Advisor to NICE and NIHR
The Human Tissue Squad BBC3
Consultant Ophthalmologist | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer | University of Southampton
I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children and living locally in lovely Romsey. Having held a Saints season ticket for some years and watched my middle son at Trojans Rugby I've experienced the full spectrum of sporting endeavor! We all enjoy music and the theatre and try to experience it as much as possible.