Mr David Anderson

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • LASIK, LASEK and laser eye surgery 
  • CXL corneal cross linking for Keratoconus
  • Corneal transplant surgery DSEK, DALK, PL
  • Pteryguim surgery
  • SLT selective laser trabeculoplasty
  • YAG laser capsulotomy

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Professional profile

I am a nationally recognised expert in cataract and refractive cataract surgery and a key opinion leader in this area. I have implanted multi-focal lenses for over a decade and have led large clinical trials on cataract and lens surgery. I am accredited and have used femtosecond lasers in cataract surgery since January 2016.

I am in internationally recognised expert in corneal transplant surgery and have introduced procedures such as DSEK and DALK at University Hospital Southampton. I am a recognised expert in laser vision correction and wavefront optics and have been performing treatments since 2001, teaching surgeons across Europe as an instructor for VisX AMO. I am an expert in the treatment of keratoconus and have treated patients at USH since 2003 as a consultant, first performing CXL cross-linking treatments for KCS in 2010.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Refractive surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS PhD FRCOphth / University of London / 1989
Medical Qualifications for Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmology
United Kingdom of Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Professional leadership

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer | University of Southampton

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Research and Publication


The Human Tissue Squad BBC3
March 2016

Peer reviewed articles by David Anderson

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Personal Profile

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. 

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