Visit to Jerusalem

14 May 2017

David Gartry visited Jerusalem in April as a guest of St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. The charity has been instrumental in providing eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem for over 130 years. Consisting of various hospitals in the area the charity treats people regardless of their ethnicity, religion or ability to pay. In addition to offering specialist corneal, retinal and paediatric facilities St. John of Jerusalem provides specialist ophthalmic nursing training and employs over 200 people.

David delivered a lecture to the St. John Ophthalmic Association on Femtosecond Cataract Surgery. Since being introduced several years ago laser assisted cataract surgery has offered patients a more accurate outcome and better results. David Gartry has performed over 2000 laser-assisted cataract surgery procedures.

Whilst in Jerusalem David had the opportunity to visit some sites and meet colleagues – it was a fantastic and very rewarding trip.


St. John Jerusalem ophthalmic association

Left to right: Mr Tony Tyers, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon, Salisbury; Professor Michael Michaelides, Consultant Retinal specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital; Professor Chiara Maria Eandi (Italy); Professor Harminder Dua, Nottingham; Mr Gerry Clare, Medical Director St John’s; yours truly; Ms Alison Davies, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital; Dr Shirin Hamed Azzam (Israel); Mr David Verity, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Order Of St John.


David Gartry visit Jerusalem


A memorial in Jerusalem