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Dr Emil Goosen

Dr. Goosen qualified as a general practitioner at the University of Stellenbosch, 2008. He completed his Internship at the Groote Schuur Hospital in 2010, followed by his Community service at the Kraaifontein Community Health Clinic in 2011. During this period he completed the General Surgical Skills and Microsurgical Skills courses at Tygerberg Hospital.


He completed the Ophthalmology residency program in 2015. His training was conducted at the major eye centers in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.


Dr. Goosen regularly attends Ophthalmology congresses and follows international studies and guidelines to keep up to date with the latest trends in the medical and surgical management of eye conditions.


Special interests:

Cataract surgery

Retinal surgery

Glaucoma surgery

Age-related macular degeneration

Diabetic retinopathy

Retinal vein occlusions


Goosen E, Visser L, Sartorius B. Afr Vision Eye Health. 2016;75(1), a338.


Goosen E, Coleman K, Visser L, Sponsel WE. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017;11(1):22-27.

Dr Goosen is in full time private practice. He works in association with Dr Deon Doubell and Dr Mark Jacoby. The practice is based at the Port Elizabeth Eye and Laser Institute.

The practice is able to manage most ocular pathology between the three permanent doctors. This includes and is not limited to:


Cataract surgery

Retinal surgery detachment repairs

Epiretinal membrane removal

Macular hole repair

Squint surgery (Dr Jacoby)

Glaucoma surgery


Pterygium removal

Eyelid position repair




Diabetic retinopathy

Macular degeneration

Ocular infections and inflammation

Dry eye disease

Allergic eye disease

Professional registration


OSSA (Ophthalmological Society or South Africa)

SAVRS (South African Vitreoretinal Society)

SASCRS (Southern African Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgeons)

EURETINA (European Society of Retinal Specialists)

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