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Dr. Downs provides Zoom GP lecture on peri-ocular skin conditions

Dr. Downs recently provided local GPs in Devon with a Zoom based educational session on peri-ocular skin conditions. This professional development session was well attended by local GPs and was some what topical given the current circumstances.

Peri-ocular dermatitis is a common dermatological disorder characterised by inflammation of the eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes. The cause of peri-ocular dermatitis is not completely understood, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Peri-ocular dermatitis may be related to an impaired skin barrier – there is an association between atopic dermatitis and peri-ocular dermatitis, disturbance of follicular microflora and/or alteration of the pilosebaceous unit.

There are a number of specific medical and dermatology conditions which need treating or investigation, that present with lumps, bumps or rashes around the eyes.

Equally Dermatologists are adept at providing cosmetic treatments such as lasers for removing blemishes and wrinkles around the delicate structures of the eyes.

Dr. Downs is continues to look forward to passing on his knowledge and offering further useful advice and guidance for doctors at the next event.

From August 2020 Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, will be expanding his geographical availability by offering diagnosis and treatment for a full range of skin diseases and dermatological disorders at Duchy Hospital in Truro, Cornwall.

Dr. Anthony Downs will be taking over from Dr. Tom Lucke who has retired from private practice.

Dr. Downs will provide specialist opinion for patients with all types of skin disease. He has been a consultant dermatologist since 2000 and has held NHS consultant posts in Exeter & Taunton alongside his own private practices in Exeter, Torquay, Bristol and London.

Dr. Downs is able to offer:

  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen freezing) for treatment of warts, skin tags and sun-spots
  • Skin surgery for removal of skin cancers, cysts and lipomas (fatty lumps)
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Mole screening using dermoscopy
  • Treatment of scars with steroid injection
  • Treatment of nail diseases
  • Treatment of hair and scalp diseases
  • Botox injections for excess sweating of the armpits

He can also provide a range of cosmetic procedures including the removal of benign moles, skin tags, cysts and liver spots for cosmetic reasons.

Dr. Downs is recognised by all the major health insurers and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society of Dermatological Surgeons; a member of the European Academy of DermatoVenereology and American Academy of Dermatology; a member of the British Medical Laser Association, International Dermoscopy Society and British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.

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