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Visit to Jerusalem
14th May 2017

Laser Eye Surgery Safety
2nd November 2016

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress 2017
30th June 2017

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress was founded in 1909 by Robert Doyne, who had also founded the Oxford Eye Hospital in 1886.  The Congress quickly became established as a major UK national ophthalmic meeting and also had an international flavour, with guest speakers from Europe, the USA and “the old colonies”.  The present Congress organisers have… Read more »

Remembering Ferdinand Monoyer
9th May 2017

Around 75% of the UK population depend on glasses, contact lenses or laser eye surgery to correct their vision. As such many of us will be familiar with the eye chart used at our initial consultation. Today Google released another thematic doodle celebrating the life of renowned French ophthalmologist Ferdinand Monoyer. Monoyer would be 181 years… Read more »

Nick’s Story – How laser eye surgery changed my life.
13th February 2017

‘It’s been one year exactly since I had laser eye surgery, which is enough time for me to give my own account of the entire process.’  Journalist and broadcaster Nick Stylianou had laser eye surgery with David Gartry in 2014. A year later he decided to document the entire process from start to finish. We… Read more »

100% Optical
6th February 2017

David Gartry chaired a seminar entitled ‘We Can See Clearly Now…’ at the 100% Optical Event. The panel was made up of both UK and International professionals, two ophthalmologists and a GP specialising in vision care planning. An expert on the use of SLO fundus photography was also present from the retinal scanning industry. The… Read more »

LASIK preferable to contact lenses
20th January 2017

Technology and innovation in medicine often moves at a fast pace. Ideas that were once portrayed in the literature or comics of science fiction can evolve into reality. Even as early as 1508 Leonardo da Vinci drew images showing the cornea being placed in water to alter the optics of the eye. However it was… Read more »

St John in Jerusalem Eye Hospital charity event
13th November 2016

This week David Gartry attended two events organised by the St John in Jerusalem Eye Hospital charity. St John is the sole eye charity operating in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, with no distinction in type of patients treated regardless of ethnicity, religion or their ability to pay for treatment. The charity is… Read more »

ESCRS Copenhagen, Denmark 2016
23rd September 2016

The XXXIV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) took place in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark this year at the remarkable Bella Center. This annual event is a key gathering of ophthalmologists and businesses associated with eye care including Abbott who manufacture the lasers we use at The David… Read more »

The Wimpole Street Eye Clinic – Our Official Opening
26th August 2016

Perhaps many years in the making and a lifelong dream of David Gartry, his very own eye clinic finally opened it’s doors earlier this year. To celebrate the start of another journey in David’s career and also the addition of a top class eye clinic to the Harley Street enclave of London we held a… Read more »

Google’s DeepMind and Moorfields
17th August 2016

Moorfields Eye Hospital has been at the forefront of eye health and technology since it’s inception in 1805 by John Cunningham Saunders and John Richard Farre. The hospital has always been a research-led establishment – indeed David Gartry was responsible for the first LASIK research protocols at Moorfields in 1992. LASIK is now of course… Read more »

Laser eye surgery – The Journey So Far
4th August 2016

Ophthalmic surgeons over the last century or more have come up with all sorts of interesting and novel ways of improving vision for patients. This article discusses just some of these techniques, including the excimer laser that we use to correct vision today. Most of these techniques have fallen by the wayside, including one of… Read more »