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Dr Helena Lee MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCOphth

MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology

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Dr Helena Lee is a Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital

The Lee group investigates retinal development in albinism and other retinal developmental disorders. The group’s focus is on developing disease specific therapies which target neuroplasticity to modulate abnormal retinal development in albinism and other retinal developmental disorders, in order to improve vision.

Dr Lee specialises in pediatric and neuro-ophthalmology and has an international research reputation in the area of infantile nystagmus, pediatric retinal development and optical coherence tomography (OCT). 

She has researched the effects of idiopathic infantile nystagmus, achromatopsia and albinism on retinal development and was awarded the Fight for Sight Award in 2015 for her work on normal retinal development. More recently, she was awarded a £1.4 million Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinician Scientist Fellowship grant to investigate: The role of Oral Levodopa in improving Visual development in Infants and young children with Albinism (the OLIVIA study).

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Research interests

Primary research interest:

Development of disease specific therapies which target neuroplasticity to modulate abnormal retinal development in albinism and other retinal developmental disorders, in order to improve vision.

Secondary research interests:

  • Paediatric retinal development
  • Infantile nystagmus
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging

Research projects

Current Project

Oral Levodopa in improving Visual development in Infants and young children with Albinism (the OLIVIA study). 

Research group

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Affiliate research group

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

  • Medical advisor to Nystagmus Network, UK
  • Associate editor, BMC Ophthalmology
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Dr Helena Lee
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ

Room Number: SGH/LD69/MP806

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