Mr Gerard McGowan: Ophthalmology

Mr Gerard McGowan

Dr Gerry McGowan


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Specialises in

  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

About me

Mr Gerard McGowan is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and retinal specialist graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2005. He completed 7 years of ophthalmic training at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Glasgow. He subsequently entered into a 1 year advanced medical training vitreoretinal fellowship in Glasgow. This was followed by a second international vitreoretinal and medical retina fellowship at the world renowned Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, Melbourne, Australia. His main research interests include the quantification of metamorphopsia and the incidence, current management and future treatments of acute large submacular haemorrhage. He has won numerous prizes throughout his career including the Lachlan MacNeil travel scholarship 2011, Dorey/Lister RCOphth travel award 2012, the Pauline and Oswald Lapp ARVO travel award 2013, the 2014 St Lazarus charity award and the ARVO M.I.T prize 2014. He is the principal investigator for the Scottish Ophthamological Surveillance Unit Study which aims to be the first study in the world to identify the incidence of acute large submacular haemorrhage. Mr McGowan serves on the UK royal college of ophthalmologists surgical training faculty, which trains junior surgeons throughout the UK. He also sits on the national ophthalmic selection panel. He has given 18 international presentations and published in highly regarded peer review journals. He has recently been appointed to the ESASO VR faculty to train European vitreoretinal surgeons in Switzerland.

Mr McGowan lives in Whitecraigs, Glasgow. In his spare time he enjoys playing squash at both the Western Health & Racquets Club and Whitecraigs Lawn Tennis & Sports Club.

Areas of interest

Vitrectomy; Cataract surgery; complex cataract surgery; surgical repair of complicated cataract surgery; vitreoretinal surgery; vitreoretinal diseases;retinal tears(laser retinopexy); laser; floaters;epiretinal membrane;macular hole;retinal detachment;diabetic eye diease (retinopathy);age related macular degeneration;eye trauma; general ophthalmology;glaucoma;laser yag capsulotomy; laser photocoagulation; laser peripheral iridotomy

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Procedures completed

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • C8200

    Laser photocoagulation/cryotherapy of lesion of retina - (5-50)


  • C1210

    Excision of lesion of eyelid - (5-50)


  • C7982

    Pars plana vitrectomy with internal tamponade, scleral buckling and retinopexy with dissection or excision of epiretinal membrane/macular surgery - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)


  • X3800

    Ophthalmic local anaesthetic injection administered by operator - (1-5)


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