Mr David Burton


BMedSci, MBChB, FRCOphth

GMC number: 7072672

Practising since: 2011



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Mr David Burton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has a special interest Glaucoma, Cataract and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and has performed over 1500 eye procedures to 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 renowned Dr 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.

Special interests

Glaucoma and cataract

Other interests


Treatments and tests offered by Mr David Burton at Nuffield Health

  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr David Burton works with

Related experience


Chapter; Burton DSM and Wiley K, Contraception, pregnancy, the puerium and breast feeding, in Essentials of medicine in psychiatry. I. Cormac, Editor. Publication Date: 13 Dec 2012 | ISBN-10: 1908020407 | ISBN-13: 978-1908020406 | Edition: First 

Chapter; Wiley K and Burton DSM, Sexual Health, in Essentials of medicine in psychiatry. I. Cormac, Editor. Publication Date: 13 Dec 2012 | ISBN-10: 1908020407 | ISBN-13: 978-1908020406 | Edition: First

Mercieca K, Prokosch-Willing V, Burton D. Anterior Corneal Folds in Postoperative Hypotony Following Glaucoma Drainage Surgery. J Glaucoma. 2020;29(7):e77-e78. doi:10.1097/IJG.0000000000001522

Burton, D. and Carrim, Z. (2015). Angiographic Evidence of Peripheral Ischemia in Diabetic Retinopathy and the Risk of Impending Neovascularisation. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 39(1), pp.14-15.

Sullivan, L., Burton, D., Bong, C. and Galloway, P. (2013). Re: Adherence to NICE guidelines for new glaucoma referrals. Eye, 28(2), pp.239-239.

Burton, D., Ali, M. and McKibbin, M. (2013). Retinal Phenotypes in Patients Homozygous for the G1961E Mutation in theABCA4Gene. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 54(1), p.520.

Mudhar, H., Scott, I., Ul-Hassan, A., Burton, D., Doherty, R., Cross, N., Rennie, I. and Sisley, K. (2012). Bilateral diffuse uveal melanocytic hyperplasia: molecular characterization and novel association with bilateral renal papillary carcinoma. Histopathology, 61(4), pp.751-754


  • 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)
  • Member of the Yorkshire Eye Specialists LLP

Other posts held

  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Insurers Mr David Burton works with

Mr David Burton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Medical Care Direct
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Universal Provident
  • Cigna


Mr David Burton does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr David Burton has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Mr David Burton holds a 1/11 (9%) financial interest in equipment which is owned by the Yorkshire Eye Specialists and used at the hospital.

Mr David Burton does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.