Qualifications: MB, ChB University of Cape Town 1978; MMed. (Ophth.) Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal 1984; Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery, Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2009.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Full-time Private Practice 1986 to the Part-time Clinical Director, Optilase Laser Eye Clinics, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland 2011 to 2016. Consulted to several Laser Eye Clinics throughout the UK and Ireland until retirement from Clinical Ophthalmology in early 2020. I have performed in excess of 50,000 laser vision correction procedures (LASIK/LASEK/PRK); having been active in the laser eye surgery field for the past 20 years, being proficient in the use of all the major excimer laser platforms. Before moving to the United Kingdom in December 2001, I was in private Ophthalmic practice in South Africa. This was essentially general in nature, cutting across all the Ophthalmic disciplines including Paediatric, Anterior Segment, Glaucoma, Retinal (Medical and Surgical) and Oculoplastic. I am competent to diagnose and treat conditions from all these disciplines. In the UK, I have undertaken NHS contract work as a part-time Consultant Ophthalmologist, working in the fields of General Ophthalmology, Medical Retina and Glaucoma. In respect of my Expert Witness experience in Paediatric Ophthalmology cases, the total number and type of Paediatrics Ophthalmology cases I have done in the last 10 years is in excess of 50, including strabismus, ocular injury, and many Shaken Baby (Non-Accidental Injury) cases, having attended Court in person numerous times.
I have attended numerous Report Writing and Courtroom Skills medico-legal courses from organisations like Bond Solon, Academy of Experts (AOE) and Expert Witness Institute (EWI).
I am a member of several professional organisations, the most relevant being The British Medical Association (BMA), The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), The Cornea Society, International Society of Presbyopia (ISOP), Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), Academy of Experts (MAE) and the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI).
Reviewer of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS–official publication of the European and American Societies of cataract and Refractive Surgery) 2006 to the present and the Journal of Refractive Surgery (JRS – official publication of the International Society of Refractive Surgery) 2014 to date.
Certified Appraiser for the Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) from 2013 to 2018.
Full Specialist Registration with the UK General Medical Council (GMC), Irish Medical Council and the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
The British Medical Association (BMA), The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), The Cornea Society, International Society of Presbyopia (ISOP), Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), Academy of Experts (MAE) and the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI).