East London Eye Hospital is the first independent, purpose-built, ophthalmic surgical facility in East London. With 2 operating theatres and 10 hospital beds, this new facility is going a long way to relieve congestion on ophthalmic operating lists in the area.The hospital also provides the spare capacity that is needed in order to expand the outreach work of the African Eye Foundation, an organisation that facilitates the provision of humanitarian eye care to the Eastern Cape’s underserved. In order to provide a world class facility, the hospital keeps up to date with new developments in ophthalmology, both locally and abroad, and recently acquired a Femtosecond laser which will reduce complications and increase the precision of surgery.


Our purpose-built ophthalmic surgical facility provides world class care for our patients.


We train doctors and nurses in a facility that is equipped with the latest equipment available worldwide.


We support humanitarian eye care through the African Eye Foundation.

Procedures Performed

Cataract Surgery
Corneal Cross-linking
Corneal Transplantation
Diabetic Vitrectomy and Macular Surgery
Eye Trauma Surgery
Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
Glaucoma Surgery
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) Surgery
Nasolacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
Oculoplastic Surgery
Pterygium Excision Surgery

Refractive Surgery (LASIK)
Specialist Diagnostic Examination
Strabismus Corrective Surgery
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Meet The Doctors
Dr Stephen Cook
Stephen has a wide range of special interests including cataract and refractive surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, diabetes, glaucoma and oculoplastics.
Dr Andrew Boliter
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.

Dr Lizo Mbetshu


After graduating from the University of Transkei with an MBChB degree in 1992, Lizo worked at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth.

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