Dr Gabriella De Salvo

Dr Gabriella De Salvo

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MD, FRCOphth

Specialises in

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Myopia
  • Retinal diseases
  • Intravitreal injections

Languages spoken

English, German, Italian, Spanish

I have been a Consultant Ophthalmologist for seven years and an expert in challenging medical retina cases. I have a specialist interest in interpreting various imaging modalities such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), autofluorescence, multicolor imaging, fundus fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography.

I regularly see and treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), central serous chorioretinopathy, vascular disorders including diabetic macular edema, inflammatory, genetic conditions and tumors.

To date, I have performed over 10,000 intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and steroids implant for retinal conditions. Based on the work I published I rank in the top 2% of medical retinal specialists in the world.

In addition to ophthalmology, I have a special interest in facial and anti wrinkle assessment.

I am a graduate of the University of Messina School of Medicine and Surgery, Italy. I completed my Ophthalmology residency at the University of Palermo in Italy. I received a scholarship, research and clinical grant from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research. I spent part of my education and research at Wills Eye Hospital, Pennsylvania, USA and at Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien, Austria. I completed a fellowship in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

I regularly publish in international peer-reviewed journals and am principal investigator in various clinical trials. I am actively involved in the teaching of ophthalmologists, allied health professionals and medical students.


General Medical Council Number: C7011795

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gabriella De Salvo at Spire include:


Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Intravitreal injections
  • Paediatric retinal specialist
  • Steroid implants

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Additional information

Cosmetic surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration
Non-surgical procedures
Retinal disease

MD / University of Messina / 2001
Doctor of Medicine
International professional graduate degree awarded upon graduation from medical school.

FRCOphth / University of Palermo / 2005
Specialised in Ophthalmology

FRCOphth / University of Southampton / 2018
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional leadership

I am the clinical outcome lead for Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust

I publish my original research and act as a reviewer for most of the Ophthalmic peer reviewed journals such as American Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, OSLI Retina, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye and for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).


List of publications

University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust

I have an interest in fashion and traveling. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Private secretary Leanne Palmer
Private secretary telephone 07807987585
Private secretary email retinaesthetics1@gmail.com