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Mr David Anderson
Mr David Anderson
MBBS, PhD, FRCOphth, FEBO, CCST
Ophthalmology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Cataract Network
Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
Vision Correction Surgery

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General Medical Council: 3333343

LANGUAGES

english

About

Mr David Anderson is a Consultant Opthalmic surgeon with specialist interests in refractive cataract surgery, laser eye surgery, corneal transplant surgery and the treatment of corneal disease. He graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital in 1989, having been awarded the prestigious Duke-Elder Award - a national ophthalmology prize. He then went on to complete an undergraduate training programme at Harvard Medical School.

Mr Anderson began his career with surgical positions at St Bartholomew’s and St Georges Hospitals in London and soon after undertook higher surgical training at Southampton University Eye Unit. 

Mr Anderson was awarded a national scholarship following his PhD enabling him to undertake a post-doctorate position at the award winning Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. On returning from the USA, Mr Anderson was selected for fellowships at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Mr Anderson is a recognised expert in laser vision correction across many platforms and provides SMILE, LASIK and complex and therapeutic treatments. He has instructed in wavefront-guided and topography driven treatments and has introduced Presbyond laser treatment for presbyopia to the South of England.

Mr Anderson is a recognised expert in corneal transplant surgery and has led the corneal service for many years at University Hospital Southampton introducing and performing lamellar transplant techniques including DALK and endothelial replacement surgery.

Mr Anderson leads the cataract service and is an expert in refractive cataract surgery including the correction of astigmatism and the use of a variety of multifocal and extended depth of focus new technologies.

Mr Anderson is widely published with over 50 peer reviewed publications, several book chapters and >2500 citations. he has lectured widely nationally and internationally and has trained surgeons from many countries running a leading Fellowship programme at Southampton for more than a decade.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE, LASEK)
  • Presbyond laser vision correction
  • Cataract and refractive cataract surgery including refractive lens exchange
  • Corneal transplant surgery (PK, DALK, DSEK)
  • Therapeutic and complex laser vision correction including topography-guided laser
  • Implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery
  • Phakic lens surgery
  • Intracorneal ring surgery (ICR, ISCR)
  • Keratoconus treatment including corneal cross linkage (CXL)
  • Amniotic membrane and ocular surface reconstruction procedures
  • YAG laser

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Special Interests

  • Cataracts
  • Refractive error and advanced optics
  • Treatment of Keratoconus
  • Corneal disease (Fuchs' Dystrophy, Keratoconus)
  • Second opinions

Education

  • MB BS 1989 University of London
  • FRCOphth
  • PhD
  • FEBO
  • ESCRS
  • ASCRS
  • IRS
  • Head of Fellowship training in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery UHS NHS FT 2007 - present
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Southampton
  • Alumnus Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Alumnus Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Fl, USA
  • Advisor to NICE, NIHR

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The whole process from assessment through to treatment and aftercare has been fantastic. Mr Anderson made me feel comfortable and at ease, explained everything thoroughly and gave me plenty of time to ask questions. As a patient I never felt rushed which was important to me. I’m so pleased that I had my eyes treated by him and the results are wonderful, I hope I don’t start to take it for granted.
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12-12-2019
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I rate Mr Anderson very highly his level of professionalism and knowledge wins my respect hands down, without the help he has given me over the years I doubt I would be gifted to have the sight that I do.
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10-12-2019
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The procedure went smoothly and on schedule. Aftercare was excellent. I would recommend Mr Anderson without hesitation.
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06-12-2019
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I would have no hesitation in recommending David to anyone, and have already done so. My only regret is not having the procedure years ago.
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From start to finish, my patient experience was first class. Everything was explained so patiently and clearly every step of the way, with plenty of time for me to ask any questions. This meant I was relaxed about my treatment, confident in the knowledge that I was in the best possible hands. It has been less than a year since I had my eyes lasered, but my life with glasses and contacts is already long forgotten. I have been amazed how quickly I have taken things for granted! If my little girl wakes in the night, I can leap out of bed and dash straight in to her room – without having to stagger around, blind as a bat, trying to find my specs.
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Wonderful, and that was every step of the way. From my initial consultation with David where I received all the information I needed with absolutely no pressure about actually going through with it all, to the receptionists and all the aftercare staff. The facilities were very professional without being too clinical and cold. I felt reassured throughout the process and had complete confidence in everyone. went along to see David to find out more information and he was my main motivation to having the surgery. He was not in any way pushy but in a very professional manner went through the procedure so I understood how it works and built my confidence. I did not feel pressured to have this surgery but having spoken to David and by having any of my fears addresses I knew I just had to go through with it and it’s the best decision I have ever made! I love the simple fact that I can see! In bed, in the shower, when I go swimming, the ease now of going on holiday and camping. I honestly could not be more happy and just wish I’d done it sooner.
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I thought it was excellent.  I was give adequate information to make an informed decision, but delivered in a comprehensible way.  I was well prepared for the recovery period, and felt that my questions were well answered throughout.  I was seen promptly and efficiently.  The physical environment was pleasant. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I now have perfect vision.  I have divested myself of my glasses / contacts.  Having been a lifelong rugby player, this has been particularly transformative, given the difficulty of maintaining contact lenses during a match.  I also have generally healthier eyes as I am not constantly drying them out with contact lenses. I think the surgery (with due respect to my lovely wife) is the best decision I ever made.
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Excellent throughout, Dr Anderson and his team were professional and thorough. The follow up care was fantastic and all my concerns were promptly dealt with.
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Very Pleasant and relaxing. Do not require contact lenses or glasses. It is a pleasure waking up in the morning and being able to see
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I was given so much confidence of a good outcome. Loved the humor and chat. It was all positive – such a change from previous experience over the years. Amazing improvement to my eyesight and I have stopped worrying about it
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