Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBChB (Pretoria) FRCOphth
General Medical Council Number: 4244332
I hold two fellowships specialising in glaucoma (Toronto, Canada – 2004-2005) and medical retina (Bristol, England – 2003-2004). My previous post was consultant ophthalmologist with special interest in glaucoma and medical retina and clinical lead at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings (2005 to Feb 2018).
I am a very experienced surgeon in glaucoma, anterior segment, oculoplastic and strabismus procedures and experienced in all medical retinal procedures.
In addition I am an accomplished phaco surgeon experienced in high-volume day case cataract surgery (personally performed over 20,000 procedures) as well as complex cataract extractions. I set up and ran the diabetic screening in East Sussex until I left the NHS and the programme is responsible for screening 25,000 patients per year.
I am published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and present regularly at national and international events. I have completed numerous clinical and laboratory research projects in ophthalmology and also have a keen interest in teaching, with qualifications in career counselling and medical education.
My current interests lie in cataract surgery combined with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). I have the largest UK cohort of patients treated with endoscopic laser for treating glaucoma combined with cataract extraction (Phaco ECP) and also the best regional results with Xen stent implantation.
I helped to establish the charity, Andean Medical Mission (http://www.andeanmedicalmission.co.uk/) in 2011 aimed at treating and preventing blindness in the Bolivian Amazon and go on yearly trips to work in this highly impoverished community.
Tuesday: 8am – 4.30pm
Thursday: 8am – 12pm
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Pieter Gouws include:
Age-related macular degeneration treatment
Cataract removal surgery
Mr Gouws owns 100% of the laser eye equipment used at Sussex Premier Health – Hastings. The hospital pays a rental fee for use of this equipment.
Private secretary: Anita
Private secretary telephone: 07471213667
To arrange an appointment, please call 01424 757454