Care Comes First
Mr David Burton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has a special interest in Glaucoma, Cataract and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and has performed over 1500 eye proceduresto date. David is keen to explore developing technologies in the fight against glaucoma, embracing them into his clinical practice subject to rigorous safety checks.
David is a Yorkshire lad born and bred on the seven hills of Sheffield. Having trained initially as an Orthoptist graduating in 2004, David read medicine at the University of Sheffield, and undertook his postgraduate training at various hospitals in Yorkshire. He exchanged the white rose for that of red and completing his higher surgical training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), being awarded his certificate of completion of training (CCT) in 2019. He has completed an observership in Toronto, Canada with the world renownedDr Ike Ahmed and undertook a Post-Certificate of Completion of Training fellowship at Guys & St Thomas’, London, England, under the tutelage of Mr Sheng Lim.
David has a keen interest in medical education and has held various roles in relation to teaching, training and the examination of medical undergraduates during his career to date. Outside of the UK he holds the post of an associate clinical lecturer for the Trinidad Eye Hospital
David works at two NHS sites, spread across York Teaching Hospitals inclusive of Malton Community Hospital and holds an Honorary Consultant role at Harrogate and District Foundation Hospital.
MY TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
B.Med.Sci, MBChB, FRCOphth
CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST - YORKSHIRE EYE SURGEONS / NUFFIELD HOSPITAL
April 2020 - Present
Private Practice privalages undertaken via working partnership of the Yorkshire Eye Surgeons and the Nuffield Hospitl in York
CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST - YORK TEACHING HOSPITALS
February 2020 (Appointed 2018) - to present
Substantive Ophthalmologist with special interest in Surgical Glaucoma and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma surgery (MIGs) inclusive of Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP), Presserflo, iStent & Micropulse Cyclodiode and Cataract.
SENIOR GLAUCOMA FELLOW - ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL
Aug 2019- Feb 2020
Working at the world renowned St Thomas' hospital acorss the standing across from the Houses of Parliment. Surgical finsihing school under the tutelage of Sheng Lim, Saurabh Goyal, Ian Rodriguez and Adanna Obi
GLAUCOMA TSC - MANCHESTER ROYAL EYE HOSPITAL
Aug 2018 - July 2019
1 year Intensive Glaucoma Trainee Specific Component (TSC) at Manchesters Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) working alonside Cecelia Fennerty, FIona Spencer, Karl Merceica and Ken Yau.
RESIDENT IN GLAUCOMA
Aug 2017 -September 2018
Post FRCOphth surgical exit exam Glaucoma Resident training In both Bradford Royal Infirmary and Preton Royal Hospital
RESIDENT TRAINING IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
Aug 2012 -July 2017
Rotational jobs in Ophthalmology training scheme in all subspecialty areas in regions across yorkshire
Aug 2005 - June 2010
Undertaken at the University of Shefield.
Aug 2001 - July 2004
Training at the University of Sheffield in the field of Orthoptics - an allied eye profession dedicated to early eye develoment and strabismus
Please feel free to get in touch with me should you have any questions whatsoever.
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology (Lon)
General Medical Council (Specialist Registered)
Member of the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Doctors Association UK (DAUK) • Member of the United Kingdom Eire Glaucoma Society
Member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)