Dr Ed Boets specialises in cataract and strabismus (squint) surgery.
He provides comprehensive ophthalmic services for the Mackay, Moranbah and Whitsunday Region. Dr Boets works from Vision Eye Institute Mackay.
Dr Boets graduated in medicine in 1990. After compulsory military service at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Central Military Hospital in Utrecht, he completed his ophthalmic training at the University Medical Centre Leiden in 1998 and obtained the diploma of the European Board of Ophthalmology. He then worked as a staff specialist at the University Medical Centre Maastricht (Netherlands).
From 1999 to 2007, he ran his own practice in Utrecht before moving to Australia.
During his training at the University Medical Centre Leiden, he obtained his PhD degree in 1995 with a thesis titled ‘Fluorophotometry of the anterior segment of the eye with special attention to contact lenses’. Dr Boets was chairman of the patient education committee of the Dutch College of Ophthalmology from 2003 to 2007. He is also a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In 2008 Dr Boets became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Boets and his wife are the proud parents of three children. Together they thoroughly enjoy country life on their rural property. As members of Land for Wildlife they are in the process of bringing back the bush. He is a volunteer member of the Rural Fire Brigade.
To relax Dr Boets is a keen kayaker and if he needs to sit still he loves to read a good book and collect stamps.