Gavin Walters was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Harrogate District Hospital and York Hospital in 2001. His special interests include medical retinal diseases (age related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular disease) and cataract surgery. He is lead clinician for age related macular degeneration treatment services in North Yorkshire. His training included subspeciality fellowship in medical retinal diseases at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London with specialist attachment at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. Specialist Ophthalmic training rotation in Yorkshire. General medical (internal medicine) training rotation Leeds.
He has taken a leading role in developing new services for eye care locally, regionally and nationally. His quality of care, as demonstrated by audit, far exceeds national and international standards. He pioneered the introduction of the regional age related macular (AMD) service which has been praised nationally. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and an investigator in a number of national and international research studies. He has advised NICE and Department of health on Age Related Macular Degeneration. Cataract surgery audits show his results to far exceed UK and international standards (posterior capsule rupture rate [audit of 1600 consecutive cases] 20-50 times lower than national and international audits).