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Professor David O'Brart
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Professor David O’Brart is a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon and the President of the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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.

David is the immediate past President and treasurer 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 and past-president and secretary of the Southern Ophthalmological Society. He is a co-opted board member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

He continues to take an active interest in research in the fields of refractive surgery, cornea and external eye disease, cataract surgery and glaucoma and has an international reputation in the field of corneal, cataract and refractive surgery.

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Medical Procedures

  • Refractive Eye Surgery
  • Complex Small Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Corneal Grafting

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Special Interests

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Corneal Disease
  • Lazy Eye



  • MB BS 1985 University of London
  • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons (England) 1990
  • FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1990
  • DO Royal College of Surgeons (England) 1990
  • MD King College, University of London 1995
  • Refractive Surgery Certificate Royal college of Ophthalmologist 2010

Additional Training
Glaucoma fellowship University of Southern California 1997