Blog / News

Visit to Jerusalem
14th May 2017

Laser Eye Surgery Safety
2nd November 2016

International Congress of Femtosecond Surgery
15th January 2016

David Gartry took part in a ‘head to head debate’ on femtosecond laser cataract surgery (he was in favour of this exciting new technology) in the one day ‘Inaugural International Congress of Femtosecond Surgery’ in The Governor’s Hall at St Thomas’ Hospital, London on Friday the 15th of January.     David explained that it… Read more »

Visit to China
13th January 2016

Professor Xian-qun Fan MD, PhD, the Co-President of The School of Medicine in The Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, and Head of Ophthalmology in the Ninth People’s Hospital, invited me to visit his department and deliver a lecture on “Lasers in Cataract and Refractive Surgery”. The lecture took place on December the 28th in the… Read more »

1st November 2015

David Gartry co-chaired a symposium on the latest developments in refractive surgery (laser eye surgery, corneal refractive surgery, refractive lens exchange) at the annual UKISCRS meeting at the Hinckley Island Hotel near Leicester on 22nd October.     Speakers had been asked to speak on their experiences – positive and negative – with various refractive… Read more »

World Sight Day
8th October 2015

Today is ‘World Sight Day’, a day of awareness each year that seeks to focus our attention on blindness and visual impairment. The IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) is behind the promotion of World Sight Day. They highlighted today several key facts – some of which we have listed below:   •… Read more »

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
25th September 2015

On the 27th September David Gartry delivered a lecture at Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize, the College of Optometrists’ one day conference in Manchester.   Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery has become the gold standard of cataract surgery offering patients safer and more precise surgery. You can find out more about ‘femto-phako’ here.

Simon Callow at David Gartry
10th September 2015

Simon Callow is a leading actor, writer and director working in theatre and film. He is famous for his appearances in ‘Amadeus’ and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and went on to direct in the theatre, star in many films and write several popular books. In addition to his film work he has enjoyed a prolific… Read more »

Research Spotlight
30th August 2015

In addition to performing over 20,000 LASIK procedures David Gartry has published many research articles and papers, many of which are cited by other surgeons and academics. The prestigious online resource ‘Research Gate‘ which links researchers from around the globe recently highlighted David Gartry’s achievement in having his article, ‘The effect of topical corticosteroids on refraction… Read more »

Lectures at the The Institute of Ophthalmology
2nd August 2015

David Gartry gave two 90 minute lectures last week to final year medical students from around the world interested in a career in Ophthalmology (Corneal disease, Laser Refractive Surgery and the latest laser cataract surgery techniques). For more information on the UCL Institute Of Ophthalmology please check their website.      

Lectures at City University
29th June 2015

David Gartry gave two lectures at City University today – the first was on the surgical management of cataract and the second on outcomes and post-operative complications. The course module at the University ‘Vision in the Aged (Cataract and AMD)’ takes into consideration the ageing population and the need for optometrists to be… Read more »

Charity event for St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group
18th June 2015

David Gartry attended  a ‘Sight for Life’ charity event on Wednesday 10th June in aid of the St John of Jersusalem Eye Hospital Group. The charity, which also runs St John Ambulance in the UK, is the only charity providing eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. You can find up to… Read more »