- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Retinal Development
Dr Lee is currently investigating: The role of Oral Levodopa in improving Visual development in Infants and young children with Albinism (the OLIVIA study).
Head of Field for Ophthalmology Year 3 BM projects
Chair of the Wessex Regional Postgraduate Ophthalmology Teaching Programme
External roles and responsibilities
Dr Helena Lee is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital. She specialises in neuro-ophthalmology, paediatrics and strabismus 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).
- Fight for Sight Award (2015)
- Bayer Educational Grant (2015)
- Informa Healthcare Travel Grant Award (2016)
- Royal Society Squint Forum Prize (2020)