Mr David Anderson is a Consultant Opthalmic surgeon with specialist interests in cataract surgery, laser eye surgery and implantable lens replacement. 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 a specialist 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. This appointment led to his inclusion on the specialist register of Ophthalmic Surgeons.
The Medical Research Council supported Mr Anderson to then pursue a PhD thesis on ocular surface disease. Mr Anderson was also awarded a national scholarship enabling him to practice at the award winning Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. On returning from the USA, Mr Anderson was selected for a fellowship at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Mr Anderson has been involved in large clinical trials in LASIK and PRK and has subsequently become a lead investigator in clinical research evaluating wavefront-guided LASIK and LASEK. This work has been widely published in leading medical journals. Mr Anderson has also lectured nationally and internationally on corneal and ocular surface disease as well as refractive surgery. He has a substantial and consistent academic publication track record in the world's leading ophthalmology and scientific journals. He is also a reviewer for multiple ophthalmic and scientific journals, grant giving bodies and research trials. Mr Anderson is a globally respected expert and clinical innovator in corneal transplant surgery and refractive surgery.