David Gartry is a past-President of The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS), a member of both the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). In 1999 he was made an ‘Honor Award Recipient’ of The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for his contributions (teaching, publications and presentations) to The AAO. He is an examiner for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and was instrumental in developing the College’s Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery. He was appointed Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Visual Sciences, City University, London, in June 2006, Director of Refractive Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital in December 2007, and was entered into the 2007 edition of ‘Who’s Who’.
As a member of the Corneal, Cataract and Refractive services at Moorfields his specialist interests include corneal grafting, the latest cataract surgical techniques (phakoemulsification / femtosecond laser cataract surgery) – having supervised the cataract training courses at Moorfields – and laser refractive surgery. He has extensive experience of both laser (PRK, PARK, LASIK, LASEK) and non-laser techniques and has carried out over 20,000 LASIK procedures and over 15,000 cataract / refractive lens exchange procedures including over 1000 femtosecond laser procedures to date.