Mr. David Armstrong regularly performs cataract extraction and minor lid surgeries and has a high level of competency in performing ophthalmic laser procedures, including YAG and argon laser.
Mr. Armstrong is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Some of his attainments include:
- Organisers Prize, Annual Postgraduate Poster Presentation, University of Liverpool 2000.
- Sir William Wilde Medal, Irish College Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, 2011.
Since 2007, Mr. Armstrong has been involved in research and gained a high level of competence in many lab techniques including molecular biology, cell culture and immunohistochemistry. During his PhD, Mr. Armstrong’s thesis discussed the role for thrombospondins in corneal wound healing and represented the beginning of his interest in Ophthalmology / angiogenesis / wound healing research.
Mr. Armstrong entered postgraduate surgical training in Ophthalmology at the RVH in Belfast and continued to collaborate with colleagues in QUB on projects relating to glaucoma and corneal disease.
During his Clinical Academic Lecturer role he established new working relationships with several groups within the Centre for Experimental Medicine, QUB, Belfast; including Prof Lois, Prof Stitt & Prof Xu. This work centred on the role of circulating stem cells and potential novel markers in diabetic retinopathy.
Mr. Armstrong has contributed clinical and academic input to projects and continues to do so in his current role as a full time Consultant Opthalmologist.