Dr Gabriella De Salvo is an internationally recognised consultant ophthalmologist who is based in Southampton and has over 20 years of experience. She provides highly professional and personalised care to adults and paediatric patients aged 3 and older.
Her areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of medical retina conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy and central serous chorioretinopathy. Furthermore, she regularly performs procedures such as intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF and intravitreal steroid implants. In fact, she has performed over 10,000 intravitreal injections of VEGF and steroid implants for retinal conditions. As an expert in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, she is available to provide a second opinion for rare and complex retinal disorders as well as for other conditions.
Based on the work she has published, she ranks in the top 2% of medical retinal specialists in the world.
Dr De Salvo graduated as Medical Doctor at the University of Messina in Italy and completed her specialist training in Ophthalmology at the University of Palermo, Italy. During her training she won various scholarships and was able to deepen her studies at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in the USA and at the University hospital in Vienna, Austria. She completed over a year of advanced training in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is a keen researcher and lecturer and regularly publishes her work in international peer-reviewed journals and is the principal investigator in various clinical trials. She is actively involved in the teaching of ophthalmologists, allied health professionals and medical students.
Dr De Salvo also works in collaboration with prestigious pharmaceutical companies in the development and research of new medicaments. Specifically she works with Novartis, Bayer, Allergan AbbVie, Heidelberg Engineering.
In addition to ophthalmology, she has a special interest in facial and anti-wrinkle assessment.