The London Clinic


  • Ophthalmology

Sub specialties

  • Cataracts
  • Small Incision cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery, including corneal grafting
  • Refractive surgery (LASIK/LASEK and clear lens replacement)
  • Anterior segment surgery
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  • Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
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Professional profile

David Gartry is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Services, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and visiting professor to the departments of Visual Sciences at City University, London and Glasgow Caledonian University.
Having graduated initially with a first class honours degree in Optometry in 1978 (GCU) and then Medicine in 1984 (UCL), his early ophthalmology training and research was at St Thomas' Hospital, London where, in November 1989, he became the first surgeon in the UK to perform excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).show more
was awarded the higher degree of Doctor of Medicine from London University in 1995 for his doctoral thesis entitled "The development of excimer laser corneal surgery", has authored over 40 papers and co-edited three textbooks. He was appointed consultant surgeon to Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1995 and Director of the Refractive Service at Moorfields in December 2007.
He is past president of The British Society for Refractive Surgery, a member of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, an examiner and advisor to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and an honor award recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
He has recently been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science "in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the science of Ophthalmology" and in 2007 was entered into the 159th edition of "Who's Who".
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Personal profile

David was a former county ranked squash player. He also enjoys scuba diving, water skiing and guitar.
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Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
    Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Director of Refractive Services
    Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Visiting Professor
    City University London and Glasgow Caledonian University

Medical training

Year qualified

Ages treated

Adults and children over 3

Other languages spoken

Limited Arabic
Limited French
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Clinic location

119 Harley Street
London W1G 6AU
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Clinic times

Thursday: From 2pm

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