Anne Fiona Spencer
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Anne Fiona Spencer
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Miss Spencer was appointed as consultant ophthalmic surgeon at The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 1998. Her areas of interest and expertise are the surgical and medical management of glaucoma and cataracts.
Miss Spencer received her general medical training at The University of Bristol and specialist ophthalmology training initially at Cheltenham General Hospital followed by The Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow. She gained her Doctor of Medicine in 1995 at the University of Nottingham with a thesis in Optic Disc Measurement whilst a Lecturer training in glaucoma with Professor Vernon. She also completed a fellowship in glaucoma with Professor Roux at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Throughout her career Fiona has shown commitment to developing a specialist practice in glaucoma and as a consequence has become known for her expertise in specialised glaucoma service development. She has always striven to place patients' needs at the forefront of her practice.
As a consultant Fiona is particularly aware of the importance of providing the highest standards of training for junior medical staff. Therefore, since her appointment at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, she has always had a significant role in the training of junior ophthalmologists, optometrists, students, nurses and general practitioners.
Fiona Spencer was appointed as consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 1998. Her major interests and areas of expertise are surgical and medical management of glaucoma and cataract surgery.
At Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Miss Spencer provides a general ophthalmic service and cataract surgical service to the local community as well as a specialist adult referral glaucoma service for the North West Region for more complicated and serious glaucoma. This includes full diagnostic service and medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma. She and her team treat approximately 1000 patients per year.
Fiona Spencer was responsible for initiating the development of the glaucoma service at the hospital, is a member of the team involved in setting up a referral refinement protocol for optometrists and the optometrist led glaucoma assessment clinic. Fiona regularly speaks on glaucoma service development at national meetings and has been consulted by other hospital units wishing to set up similar schemes.
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Procedures undertaken by Miss Spencer:
Primary open angle glaucoma
Primary angle closure glaucoma (including acute glaucoma)
Medical management of ocular hypertension and glaucoma
Surgical management of glaucoma: enhanced trabeculectomy (using 5-Fluorouracil, Mitomycin C)
Bleb needling and refashioning
Drainage tubes (Molteno and Baerveldt)
Specialist laser services include cyclodiode laser treatment
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Iridotomy and iridoplasty for glaucoma
Complex cataract surgery for the glaucoma patient