Dr Lourens Coetzee

MBChB (Pret),  Dip Ophth (SA),  FC Ophth (SA),  MMed Ophth (UFS)



His love of photography and art combined with a passion for mathematics and optics explains his special interest in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery. His ophthalmology practice embodies his slogan: Passion for people, passion for eyes, passion for technology.


After completing his ophthalmology degree at the University of the Free State he further developed his skill in cornea and refractive surgery under the guidance of Dr. Johan de Lange before starting his own private practice. He has also attended international courses including the Ziemer Academy course on blade-less cataract surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre, a course at the  European Vitreo-Retinal Training School in Bremen and A Cornea transplant course in Rotterdam.


He also has experience in high volume cataract surgery due to the fact that he was a consultant for NGO's like Doctors for Life and African Vision. He is committed to research in refractive and cornea transplant surgery. He also regularly presents at congresses.