Dr Suzanne Mari SmithMBCHB, FC OPHTH (SA), MMED

    About Dr Suzanne Mari Smith

    Dr Suzanne Mari Smith matriculated from Eunice High School for Girls (2003) and qualified as a Medical Doctor from the University of the Free State in 2008. She subsequently did her two-year internship at the Bloemfontein Academic Hospital Complex in all areas of medicine including surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and internal medicine. In 2011 she completed her community service in Botshabelo District Hospital in the Free State, and it was here that her interest and love for Ophthalmology began.

    In 2012, Dr Smith started her career in Ophthalmology as a medical officer at St John Eye Hospital in Soweto. In Mid 2013 Dr Smith started her specialist training and completed 4 years working in the exceptionally busy hospitals of St John Eye Hospital, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and Lenasia South Hospital. She was trained under renowned Prof. Grant McLaren (glaucoma, oculoplastics and orbital surgery), Prof. Trevor Carmichael (corneal specialist) and Prof. Ismail Mayet (paediatric ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon. During this time, she experienced, treated and operated an extensive variety of patient diseases both rare and common and was exposed to excellent teaching and surgical training within this system.

    Dr Suzanne Smith is a general Ophthalmologist with experience in cataracts, general ophthalmology surgery (removal of pterygiums, growths, lid repairs, trauma, strabismus etc), glaucoma management and all aspects of medical ophthalmology (diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy, dry eye, infections and uveitis).

    Socially Suzanne loves nature and animals, spending most of her free time with her husband and precious little daughter. She also enjoys spending time with friends and the outdoors. Suzanne has a passion for her work and her patients and will always go the extra mile for them.

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