Mr Alexander has a strong interest in research and innovation. Current research projects include:
- The role of silicone oils in retinal detachment repair
- Psychophysical assessment of the far peripheral retina
- Clinical and genetic aspects of the Stickler syndromes
In 2013, Mr Alexander was awarded funding from the Global Ophthalmology Awards Programme (GOAP) to conduct research into ocular stem cell transplantation, for which he later received a doctorate. He has received awards from the University of Southampton and from the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable, and has presented his work at several national and international meetings, and at the Houses of Parliament.
He has published over 45 papers in the scientific literature, mainly in the fields of retinal disease and cataract.
Alexander P, Gomersall P, Fincham G, Poulson AV, Richards A, McNinch A, Baguley D, Snead MP. Auditory Dysfunction in Type II Stickler Syndrome. In preparation
Alexander P, Fincham G, Poulson AV, Richards A, McNinch A, Snead MP. Prevalence of incidental retinal breaks identified during prophylactic cryotherapy in Type I Stickler syndrome. In Preparation.
Di Simplicio S, Alexander P, Makuloluwe S, Abdalla Y, Newsom R. Macular hole closure rates in patients undergoing vitrectomy without face down post-operative posturing. In Preparation.
Hoffman J, Alexander P. Delayed intraocular lens dislocation following indirect trauma in a vitrectomised eye. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. In Press.
Sim D, Mitry D, Alexander P et al. The Evolution of Teleophthalmology Programs in the United Kingdom: Beyond Diabetic Retinopathy Screening. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2016 Feb 1. pii: 1932296816629983. [Epub ahead of print]
Alexander P, Michaels L, Newsom RS. Intraocular pressure is not the only important postoperative variable following vitrectomy. Eye 2016 Feb 5. doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.5. [Epub ahead of print]
Alexander P, Thomson HA, Luff AJ, Lotery AJ. Retinal pigment epithelium transplantation: concepts, challenges and future prospects. Eye 2015; 29:992-1002.
Michaels L, Alexander P, Newsom R. Maculae pseudohaemorrhage secondary to Allen Dot artefact. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jan 5;2015. pii: bcr2014207980. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207980.
Alexander P, Michaels L, Newsom RS. Is day-1 postoperative review necessary after pars plana vitrectomy? Eye 2015; 29:1489-94. doi: 10.1038/eye.2015.134. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
Michaels L, Tint NL, Alexander P. Postcoital visual loss due to valsalva retinopathy. BMJ Case Reports. Published online: [October 2014] doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207130
Alexander P, Gibson J, Cree AJ, Ennis S, Lotery AJ. Complement factor I and age-related macular degeneration. Molecular Vision 2014; 20:1253-1257
Alexander P, Sahu D, Lotery AJ. Subconjunctival anaesthesia for intravitreal injections. Eye 2013; 27:1109.
Alexander P, Wen Y, Baxter JM, Tint NL, Browning AC, Amoaku WM. Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) and Multifocal Electroretinogram (mfERG) in Ocular Syphilitic Posterior Segment Inflammation. Documenta Ophthalmologica 2012; 125:169-78
Alexander P, Sharp J, Foss AJ. Managing Retinal Vein Occlusion. BMJ Rapid Response 27 Feb 2012.
Alexander P, Mushtaq F, Osmond C, Amoaku WM. Microperimetric changes in neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with ranibizumab. Eye 2012, 26:678-83.
Snead MP, Alexander P, Ang A, Poulson A. Reply to Mokete and Williamson: scleral buckling combined with vitrectomy. Eye 2009; 23:1233-1234
Raj A, Alexander P, Puri P. Retinal pathology in the fellow eye of patients presenting with wet age-related macular degeneration in the index eye. Eye 2009; 23:1873.
Alexander P, Flanagan DW, Rege K, Foss AJ, Hingorani M. Bilateral Simultaneous Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Secondary to Hyperviscosity in Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinaemia. Eye 2008; 22:1089-1092
Alexander P, Prasad R, Ang A, Poulson AV, Scott JD, Snead MP. Prevention and control of proliferative vitreoretinopathy: primary retinal detachment surgery using silicone oil as a planned 2-stage procedure in high risk cases. Eye 2008; 22:815-818
Alexander P, Ang A, Poulson AV, Snead MP. Scleral buckling combined with vitrectomy for retinal detachment with inferior retinal breaks. Eye 2008; 22:200-203
Alexander P, Luff AJ. Primary surgical posterior capsulotomy during phacovitrectomy. Eye 2015 Apr;29(4):590. doi: 10.1038/eye.2014.300. Epub 2015 Jan 9.
Baxter JM, Lee R, Sharp JA, Foss AJ; Intensive Cataract Training Study Group. Intensive cataract training: a novel approach. Eye 2013; 27:742-6.
Tint NL, Dhillon AS, Alexander P. Management of intraoperative iris prolapse: stepwise practical approach. JCRS 2012; 38:1845-52
Alexander P, Matheson D, Baxter J, Tint NL. UK National Cataract Training Survey. J Cataract Refract Surg 2012; 38:533-8.
Tint NL, Yeung AM, Alexander P. Authors’ reply to Hou and Hu. Re: Management of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Associated Iris Prolapse Using A Single Iris Retractor. J Cataract Refract Surg 2010, 36:1064-5.
Tint NL, Yeung AM, Alexander P. Authors’ reply to Allen et al. Re: Management of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Associated Iris Prolapse Using A Single Iris Retractor. J Cataract Refract Surg 2010, 36:700-1
Tint NL, Yeung AM, Alexander P. Management of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Associated Iris Prolapse Using A Single Iris Retractor. J Cataract Refract Surg 2009; 35:1849-1852
Rufai SR, Cronbach PL, Alexander P, Lash SC. A management dashboard to boost operating theatre utilisation, productivity and profitability. International Journal of Surgery 2015; 20:26-7.
Rufai SR, Alexander P, Lash SC. Are DIY companies setting a good example? A systematic study of ocular protection on the Internet. Eye 2013; 27:1104
Tint NL, Alexander P, Cook AE, Leatherbarrow B. Eyelid avulsion repair with bicanalicular silicone stenting without medial canthal tendon reconstruction. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011; 95:1389-92
Baxter JM, Alexander P, Maharajan VS. Bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome variant. BMJ Case Reports 2010, 10.1136/bcr.11.2009.2487.
Tint NL*, Alexander P*, Tint KM, Vasileiadis GT, Yeung AM, Azuara-Blanco A. Hormone Therapy and Intraocular Pressure in Non-Glaucomatous Eyes. Menopause 2010; 17:157-1060 (*joint first author)
Jayaswal R, Alexander P, Maharajan VS. Corneal profile analysis after Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) and its relationship to postoperative hyperopic shift. J Cataract Refract Surg 2009; 35:2036
Alexander P, Rahi JS, Hingorani M. Provision and cost of children’s and young people’s eye services in the UK: findings from a single primary care trust. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009; 93:645-9.
Guerin E, Alexander P, Lanyon P, Robinson K, Foss A. A reminder that temporal arteritis is not necessarily giant cell arteritis. Eye 2009; 23:1608-9
Alexander P, Ramirez-Florez S. Hypotony and Choroidal Detachment as a complication of travoprost after trabeculectomy surgery. Eye 2008; 22:736-7
McHugh J, Alexander P, Kalhoro A, Ionides A. Screening for ocular surface disease in the intensive care unit. Eye 2008; 22:1465-1468
Alexander P, Poulson AV. National Patient Safety Agency protocol for preoperative site marking. Br J Ophthalmol 2007; 91:124