David Laws RIP


David Laws

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Singleton Hospital

David Eammon Laws (b1960) q Cardiff University, died in his sleep 6th October 2020


David Laws was appointed as a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist in Singleton Hospital Swansea in 1995. He qualified as a doctor from Cardiff University and then completed his postgraduate ophthalmology training in Birmingham and Liverpool. He undertook a paediatric ophthalmology fellowship in Brisbane before taking up his consultant post.


David was an astute clinician, talented surgeon, a wonderful teacher and mentor. He was a dedicated doctor who not only provided an exemplary service to the NHS but also undertook much charity work in Africa.  He had a witty sense of humour and was very popular with his patients, trainees and colleagues.


He held a number of posts as clinical director within his trust, examiner for the Royal college of ophthalmologists, member of the paediatric subcommittee of the Royal college of ophthalmologists and more recently was appointed the Llywydd (president) of the Welsh ophthalmologists. He was a very happy person had a number of outdoor pursuits including sailing, kayaking, running and cycling.


He will be sorely missed by his trainees, colleagues, and staff at the hospital and is a huge loss to the paediatric ophthalmology community. His wife Kath and daughters Elinor and Carys survive him.


Patrick Watts

Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, University Hospital of Wales


His family have set up a justgivingpage in memory of David if you would like to find out more about his charitable work



British & Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association