David O'Brart has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in private practice and at the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London since 1996. He is the Director of Refractive, Cornea, and Anterior Segment Surgery. Following his qualification as an Ophthalmic Surgeon in 1990, he trained in corneal and small-incision cataract surgery. He spent two years at the United Medical and Dental Schools, University of London, investigating the role of excimer laser refractive and corneal surgery. This research led to the completion of a Doctorate degree in medicine. Upon completion of his ophthalmic surgical training at the St Thomas' Hospital, London and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, he undertook a fellowship with Professor Weinreb at the internationally renowned Shiley Eye Centre in San Diego, Calif, USA, where he studied advanced techniques in Glaucoma. Mr. O'Brart is a council Member and Treasurer of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a Prior Council Member and Secretary of the British Society of Refractive Surgeons, and Past President and Current Secretary of the Southern Ophthalmological Society. He has organized and chaired numerous symposia on refractive and corneal surgery and glaucoma at national and international meetings. He has coauthored books on corneal topography, refractive, and corneal surgery and contributed numerous chapters to international ophthalmic text books. 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. O'Brart continues to take an active interest in research in both the field of refractive and corneal surgery, intraocular lens technology and glaucoma with over seventy scientific publications in leading peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and an international reputation in the field of corneal laser and refractive surgery.
Biography Updated on 7 September 2011