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The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

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


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).

He 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".

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 1984
  • UCL/UCH 1984

Languages spoken


Personal interests

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

Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Contact numbers for service departments

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708Press office: 020 7616 7676

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