Mr Pieter Gouws

Consultant Ophthalmic Consultant

MBChB (Pretoria) FRCOphth

Specialises in

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

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.


General Medical Council Number: C4244332

Treatment information

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests: Complex cataract surgery; Complex adult glaucoma; medical retina.
Mr Gouws owns 100% of the laser eye equipment used at the hospital. The hospital pays a rental fee for use of this equipment.
Telephone 01424 757454
Private secretary Anita
Private secretary telephone 07471213667
Private secretary fax 01424 757 453