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About David

Following his qualification as an Ophthalmic Surgeon in 1990, Professor David O’Brart trained in corneal and small-incision cataract surgery. He spent two years at the United Medical and Dental Schools, University of London, and received a Doctorate in Medicine.

Upon completion of his ophthalmic surgical training at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, he undertook a fellowship with Professor Weinreb at the Shiley Eye Centre in San Diego, where he studied advanced techniques in glaucoma.

Professor O’Brart is the President Elect of the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and past secretary of the British Society of Refractive Surgeons. He has organised and chaired over thirty symposia on refractive and corneal surgery and glaucoma at national and international meetings, and has co-authored three books on the subjects.

He continues to take an active interest in research in both the field of refractive and corneal surgery, intraocular lens technology and glaucoma with over ninety scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Dr O’Brart specialises in the cornea, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and the anterior segment of the eye.

From the consultant

It’s a privilege to practice medicine, and I’m overwhelmed with the support and teaching from my mentors, colleagues, and students over the past 25 years. With their help, I’m proud to have achieved a number of things recently – notably, in 2015, I was appointed a chair in Ophthalmology at King’s College London, and was voted into conducting research into new ophthalmological technologies and treatments.

NHS and Academic Posts

Ophthalmic Surgeon Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.


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