About Dr Dean Van Der Westhuizen
Dr van der Westhuizen is committed to providing you with the best eye care possible. After studying medicine at the University of Cape Town, he later moved on to the Groote Schuur Hospital where he specialised as an Ophthalmic Surgeon.
He became an Ophthalmic Surgeon to help people improve their vision.
Cataract Surgery with a developing interest in Cornea and Surgical Retina Conditions.
Qualifications and Training
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree: He completed his MBChB degree at the University of Cape Town in 2009
- Registered Independent Practitioner: He is registered as an independent practitioner
- Diploma in Ophthalmology: In 2014, he completed his DipOphth (SA) for which he was awarded the Geoff Howes medal. During this time, he also travelled throughout the Northern Cape where he conducted cataract outreaches in underserved communities
- Master in Medicine Thesis: His thesis, which validated a low-cost vitreoretinal surgical simulator developed at the Groote Schuur Hospital, was awarded a distinction