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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.

To arrange a consultation in Cornwall with Dr. Tony Downs please call Angela today on 07421 022801 or get in touch using the form below:

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    Updated: Wednesday 7 April 2021

    In the aftermath of Boris Johnson's latest statement on the measures we all need to take during the conditional easing of social distancing South West Dermatology are keen to ensure our patient well-being and safety is at the forefront of our services and offer a range of options to cater for all existing and new patients.


    Patients with serious dermatology conditions needing urgent treatment


    Tony Downs appointment updates during easing of COVID-19 lock-down

    Urgent cases suspicious of skin cancer can be seen at The Medical Eye Centre in Marsh Barton or Exeter Medical at Admiral House. Both healthcare locations offer a protected environment and adhere to all social distancing regulations and procedures.

    In the first instance please contact Dr. Downs' PA, Ros on 07838 293968 to arrange your appointment and on-going treatment.


    Routine and urgent dermatology skin conditions including skin surgery


    Tony Downs consultations during social distancing (potential Skin Cancers)

    Dr. Tony Downs is able to see and treat patients with dermatology condition at The Medical Eye Centre in Marsh Barton or Exeter Medical at Admiral House. Both healthcare locations offer a protected environment and adhere to all social distancing regulations and procedures.

    In the first instance please contact Dr. Downs' PA Ros on 07838 293968 to arrange your appointment and on-going treatment.


    Patients wishing to continue with teledermatology and remote dermatology video consultations


    Tony Downs remote skincare consultations

    For less urgent cases, those who continue to shield at home and general dermatological related conditions Dr. Downs will continue to offer remote video consultations and teledermatology consultations for as long as required or requested by patients.

    Patients can also use our online form to upload photos of their condition for assessment by Dr. Downs from the comfort of their own home.

    All patients can be seen and treated with or without a GP referral.

    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact with Ros on 07838 293968 to discuss your available options.

    The South West Dermatology team are here to care for you during the social distancing because your health is important too.

    Dr Downs is available to see and treat severe and urgent cases at Exeter Medical during this challenging period of social distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


    Patients with severe and distressful skin rashes or lumps or blemishes that might be serious skin cancers can still be seen and treated at Exeter Medical in a protected environment during the coronavirus pandemic.

    In the first instance please call Ros on 07838 293968 and she will discuss your available options in consultation with Dr Downs.

    If your condition is potentially serious then we will ask you to send photos via our online form and Dr Downs will assess these for further investigation.

    Dr Downs is then able to engage with the patient by video consultation, or in serious cases, arrange a face to face consultation following all current medical guidelines at our out-patient facility at Exeter Medical to begin urgent treatment of your dermatological skin condition.

    We are here to care for you during the social distancing because your health is important too.

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