Mr Pieter Gouws is a renowned consultant ophthalmologist based in East Sussex, who specialises in treating eye-related issues such as glaucoma, cataracts, medical retinal diseases and dry eye. Mr Gouws is one of the most experienced specialists in his field, particularly regarding glaucoma surgery and laser procedures, he has performed over twenty thousand surgical procedures in his career as an ophthalmologist.
Mr Gouws achieved his medical qualification from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, before completing fellowships in glaucoma (Toronto, Canada) and medical retina (Bristol, UK). He gained his fellowship in ophthalmology at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2004 . The following year he began consultant positions at both Sussex Premier Health and Conquest hospitals, before becoming self-employed after thirteen years in those roles.
Passionate about education and research, Mr Gouws has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is regularly invited to present his work at international events. In 2010 he gained a postgraduate certificate in managing medical careers.
Mr Gouws is also a medical director of Andean Medical Mission, a charity he helped establish in 2011, which aims to treat and prevent blindness in the Bolivian Amazon.