Ms Louise Allen



GMC number: 3334100

Practising since: 1989



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  • Bi Weekly Wednesdays 14:00 - 16:00.
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Louise has over 20 years of experience as a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, after completing Fellowship training at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has a specialist interest in genetic eye disease and leads the East of England service. More recently she has invented and evaluated a number of innovative medical devices to improve children’s eye care. 
Louise is an Affiliated Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge.
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Other interests

Louise’s interest in digital technology (cue much hilarity from her student sons) has resulted in a number of patents and she is currently Chief Investigator for several National Institute for Healthcare Research studies.

Treatments and tests offered by Ms Louise Allen at Nuffield Health

  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Squint surgery

Locations Ms Louise Allen works with

Related experience


Louise completed an MD thesis in genetic eye disease (inherited retinal dystrophies). She has developed and is evaluating a congenital cataract screening digital camera (neocam) in a national study of newborn eye screening. She has developed and validated a self-testing visual acuity app to support home monitoring and remote consultation, which could help with clinic backlogs and late diagnosis of treatable eye conditions


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Academic Sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British and Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association
  • Ulverscroft Vision Research Group
  • UK Retinopathy of Prematurity interest group
  • British Isles Congenital Cataract interest group

Other posts held

  • Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge

Insurers Ms Louise Allen works with

Ms Louise Allen works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • CS Healthcare
  • Healix


Ms Louise Allen does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Ms Louise Allen does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Ms Louise Allen does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.