Welcome to the ophthalmology practice of Dr. Gerhard Kok. Our practice is involved in treating a variety of eye diseases both medically and surgically with a focus on cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. “Cataract” refers to the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. “Vitreoretinal” refers to diseases of the vitreous body (the gel body that fills the eye behind the lens) and the retina (which is the light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye, like a film in a camera).
We have a dedicated team with a passion for quality patient care and with the aim of achieving the best possible vision for each patient, utilising the latest technology available. We continuously engage in training initiatives to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field to the benefit of our patients.
The main aim of our practice is the best possible vision for each patient and to ensure satisfied patients.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Gerhard Kok
Dr. Gerhard Kok completed his medical degree at the University of Pretoria. After completing the obligatory 2 years of internship and community service, he worked in the General Surgery Department of the Witbank Hospital Complex (which at the time was incorporated with the University of Pretoria).
He then moved to the Ophthalmology Department and subsequently specialised in ophthalmology at the University of Pretoria under mentorship of Prof. Polla Roux and completed his Fellowship examination at the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa – FCOphth(SA). He completed the vitreoretinal surgery course at the European Vitreoretinal Training School (EVRTS) in Bremen (Germany) as well as the Intermediate and Advanced Surgical Retina course at the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO) in Lugano (Switzerland).
Furthering of his professional development is attained by learning-visits to prominent and experienced vitreoretinal surgeons both in South Africa as well as in Europe.
He frequently presents lectures both locally and internationally and recently assisted in starting an initiative at the European Vitreoretinal Society called Young-EVRS to promote professional development amongst young and upcoming vitreoretinal surgeons.
Dr. Kok served in the role of President of the South African Vitreoretinal Society (SAVRS) from 2019 to 2021.
Services we offer
All surgery is done at various day clinics in Pretoria. All theatres are well equipped for ocular micro-surgery. Theatre staff are well trained in the specific needs of ocular surgery and aim to ensure that even the most anxious patient is well taken care of.
Meet the staff
Back: Magda Jacobs, Magda Delport, Lynette Oelofse
Front: Stephanie Brönn, Nicole van Emmenis