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Professor David Spalton trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital and then did a fellowship in medical and neuro ophthalmology at St Thomas Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square. He was appointed as a consultant at Charing Cross Hospital in 1981 moving back to St Thomas Hospital in 1983 where he developed a special interest in cataract surgery and intraocular lens problems publishing fundamental research on IOL design. He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Kings College London. In 2012 he left the NHS and is now an Emeritus Consultant at St Thomas'.
Professor Spalton has published over 170 papers and is a past president of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and is President elect of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive surgeons, the largest ophthalmic society outside the USA. He was honorary ophthalmic surgeon to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and is honorary ophthalmologist to the Metropolitan Police and the Motor Sports Association. His book 'An Atlas of clinical Ophthalmology' won the prize for the best medical textbook of the year for both the 1st and 2nd editions, a unique feat in medical publishing.
Outside ophthalmology his interests are gardening, fly fishing and game shooting and the Garrick Club.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery, complex Cataract surgery and Intraocular lens problems.
Anaesthetists worked with
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Affiliations / memberships
FRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth