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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Pieter Gouws at Spire include:
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.
Diabetic eye 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.Back to top
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07 August 2019
We are delighted to be hosting a cosmetic breast surgery open evening at Spire Sussex Hospital with our Consultant Breas…
30 May 2019
Our Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mr Pieter Gouws is flying off today on a two week Charity trip to Bolivia. Mr Gouws is a…