Moorfields Eye Hospital

World Class Eye Hospital and Care

Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded in 1804 and is one of the world’s leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research, and teaching and education. Its main focus is the treatment and care of patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions, which require treatments not available anywhere else in the UK.

Moorfields (pictured here during the first world war) is also a postgraduate teaching centre and a national centre for ophthalmic research involving, with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, the largest ophthalmic research programme in the world.



Moorfields Eye Hospital just after the First World War

Moorfields Private is the exclusive division of London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, providing specialist eye treatment for all ages – from children to senior citizens – in its comfortable private facilities: The Moorfields Private Outpatients Centre; The Laser Refractive Suite; Upper Wimpole Street; and the dedicated children’s hospital within a hospital, The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre.

David Gartry's team at Moorfields Eye Hospital

You'll be welcomed by our warm, friendly and professional team

In all its locations, Moorfields Private offers fee-paying patients the convenience of professional specialist treatment in comfort, with well-appointed facilities for day cases and overnight stays. Its prestigious international reputation is based on a unique combination of world renowned research, a strong team ethos, and a commitment to patient-centred care.

David Gartry At Moorfields

With almost 30 years’ experience, David Gartry is one of the world’s leading authorities on laser eye surgery. He is a specialist not just in laser eye surgery but also in cataract and corneal surgery. These various surgical procedures are grouped under “anterior segment surgery”, which means surgery to the front of the eye. Since David Gartry is an accredited National Health Service Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (appointed in July 1995) he is qualified to deal with more complex problems and regularly treats patients referred from other clinics.

Find out more about David Gartry at Moorfields

Moorfields Eye Hospital has been at the very forefront of eye care for over 200 years. In that time, Moorfields has built an enviable reputation for providing honest, objective advice and high quality treatments using state-of-the-art technology.

David Gartry at Moorfields offers a unique combination of experience, expertise and excellent results. The majority of our patients come to us through personal recommendation – they like our professionalism and the reassurance of being treated at one of the biggest eye hospitals in the world. Most of all, they appreciate the personalised, friendly service that’s so often missing elsewhere.