David O’Brart

David O’Brart


Professor David P.S. O’Brart MD FRCS FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Specialist Interests: Refractive, Corneal and Cataract Surgery, External Eye Disease, Glaucoma

Professor David O’Brart has been a Consultant Ophthalmic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London since 1996. He was the Director of Glaucoma and Corneal Laser and Refractive Surgery within this department from 1996 to 2006 and since 2006 the Director of Cataract, Refractive, Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery. In recognition of his clinical research, he was appointed as Professor of Corneal Science at King’s College, University of London in 2015 and Honorary Professor, Cardiff University in 2019.

Professor O’Brart is a past president of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a past council member and secretary of the British Society of Refractive Surgeons, a past president of the Southern Ophthalmological Society and past board member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has organised and chaired over seventy symposia on cataract, refractive and corneal surgery, and glaucoma at national and international meetings. He has co-authored three books on corneal topography, refractive and corneal surgery and contributed numerous chapters to international ophthalmic textbooks.

He is an examiner and specialist advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the Medical Health Research Authority for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He continues to take an active interest in research in the fields of cataract surgery, cornea and external eye disease, refractive surgery, and glaucoma with over one hundred and forty scientific publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals.

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