Mr Pieter Gouws


  • Not Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Sussex Hospital .

    This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

    Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.


Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Surgical

About me

Pieter Gouws is an independent consultant ophthalmologist working at the Spire Sussex Hospital in East Sussex. He holds two fellowships specialising in Glaucoma (Toronto, Canada – 2004-2005) and Medical Retina (Bristol, England – 2003-2004)
His previous post was consultant ophthalmologist with special interest in Glaucoma and Medical Retina and clinical lead at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings (2005 to Feb 2018).

He is a very experienced surgeon in glaucoma, anterior segment, oculoplastic and strabismus procedures and experienced in all medical retinal procedures. In addition he is an accomplished phaco surgeon experienced in high-volume day case cataract surgery (personally performed over 20 000 procedures) as well as complex cataract extractions, He set up and ran the diabetic screening in East Sussex until I left the NHS and the programme is responsible for screening 25 000 patients per year.

Pieter Gouws is published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and present regularly at national and international events. He has completed numerous clinical and laboratory research projects in Ophthalmology and also has a keen interest in teaching, with qualifications in career counselling and medical education.

Areas of interest

Glaucoma; Complex cataract surgery; medical retina

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Procedures completed

  • C6110

    Laser trabeculoplasty (including topical or local anaesthetic) - bilateral - (5-50)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (5-50)

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • C6120

    Trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • C7340

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

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • C6990

    Insertion of valve into anterior chamber of eye - (1-5)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • C8200

    Laser photocoagulation/cryotherapy of lesion of retina - (1-5)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

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