Mr Pieter Gouws

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBChB (Pretoria) FRCOphth

General Medical Council Number: 4244332

Specialises in:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Glaucoma laser & MIGS Surgery
  • Xen stent implantation

Practising at:


Tel: 01424 757455

An initial consultation with Mr Pieter Gouws is £190

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 ( in 2011 aimed at treating and preventing blindness in the Bolivian Amazon and go on yearly trips to work in this highly impoverished community.

Clinic Times

Tuesday: 8am – 4.30pm
Thursday: 8am – 12pm

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Pieter Gouws include:


Additional information

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

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