Mr Gerard McGowan 06115387

Dr Gerry McGowan



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  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

About me

Mr Gerard McGowan is an award winning cataract and vitreoretinal surgeon. His NHS base is at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow (Gartnavel General Hospital) which is the largest eye department in Scotland. In addition to standard ophthalmic consultant surgeon training within the UK, he has completed two world class one year advanced vitreoretinal fellowship training programmes in Glasgow, and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He offers private cataract and vitreoretinal surgery at BMI Ross Hall Hospital. He is known for his relaxed demeanour and personal approach with his patients.

Mr McGowan is regularly invited as a guest speaker to international meetings and live surgery events as a guest surgeon. He is the only surgeon in Scotland to perform live vitreoretinal surgery. He is the only surgeon in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe to carry out endoresection for choroidal melanomas (eye tumours).

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 25 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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