Stephen has a wide range of special interests including cataract and refractive surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, diabetes, glaucoma and oculoplastics. He is an active participant in the South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the South African Vitreoretinal Society, the South African Glaucoma society and the South African Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons. His research interests have been in posterior capsular opacification, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and school vision screening.
His career has included work in the public sector and a 2 year stint with the Fred Hollows Foundation. He has worked at the Eye Centre since 2000. His interests include cataract and refractive surgery, corneal diseases, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and vitreoretinal surgery.
He is Past-President of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the South African Vitreoretinal Society and the South African Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
East London bred graduate of Grens High School, Erika left East London to study medicine in 2004, and graduated from the University of the Free State with an MBChB degree in 2008.
She returned to her hometown in 2009 and did her internship at Frere and Cecilia Makiwane hospitals. Always interested in Eye Care, she joined the ophthalmic department at Frere hospital in 2011.
In 2012, she became a diplomate in ophthalmology at the College of Medicine of South Africa.
In 2014, she took up a registrar post in the public sector, and completed her intermediate examinations in 2017. She joined the Eye Centre in June 2018 as a GP, and completed her fellowship examinations in 2019 and is now registered as an ophthalmologist.
She is a member of OSSA, ESCRS and ISRS and her interests include cataract surgery, ocular surface disease, uveitis and ocular tumours.