St John and the Eye Hospital Group

Hospitaller: An overview of the Hospital

My name is David Verity. I am an ophthalmic surgeon based in London, and a supporter of the Order of St John and the Eye Hospital group. In this talk I shall summarize the early history of the ancient Order, explore the medical origins of the new Order of St John which was reestablished by Queen Victoria in the 1880’s, and talk about the current work of the Eye Hospital Group. Finally, I shall describe the work of the Ophthalmic Association and its mission to drive forwards the postgraduate strategy of the Hospital Board, and represent and promote the postgraduate and academic interests of our staff and the wider Order. I hope you find this informative, and thank you for your support for St John.