Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

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. 

Especialista en


What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy, either completely or partially. Cataracts occur most commonly due ...


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Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)


Macular degeneration (AMD)

What is macular degeneration? The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with clear vision. As we grow, its function loses its abilitie...

Dry eye

What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a common condition that happens when the eye doesn&...

Diabetic retinopathy


Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Angle closure glaucoma
  • Aniridia
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebral visual impairment (CVI)
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact lens related problems
  • Cornea
  • Cornea guttata
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Corneal diseases
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Corneal transplant
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Coronavirus
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye
  • Emergency eye care
  • Eye allergies
  • Eye examination
  • Eye flashes
  • Eye floaters
  • Eyelid cancer
  • Eyelid lump
  • Eyelid malpositions
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma drainage devices
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Graves' disease
  • Headache
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Intravitreal injection
  • iStent
  • Keratitis
  • Lens replacement (intraocular lenses)
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Macular oedema
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Myopia
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography)
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Oculoplastics
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium and pinguecula
  • Ptosis (droopy eye)
  • Refractive lens exchange
  • Refractive surgery
  • Retina
  • Retinal tear
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Scleritis
  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Stye
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Uveitis
  • Vision therapy
  • Visual impairment
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Watery eyes
  • Xen implant
  • YAG laser capsulotomy

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Treating Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
We spoke with the highly experienced ophthalmologist, Mr Pieter Gouws, to talk about the treatment options that are available for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction—IPL and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Find out the symptoms of MGD in this article, the benefits of these two procedures, how safe they are, and which is best.
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