Dr Frank Howes specialises in refractive surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.
Dr Howes has a special interest in keratoconus and all aspects of cataract and refractive surgery as well as intra-ocular lens design. He also has strong interest in ophthalmic lasers (corneal, refractive, glaucoma, intra-ocular membranes, vitreous, retinal). Dr Howes has been performing laser vision correction since 1995 and has done over 5000 procedures.
Dr Howes studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Medical School, graduating in 1979. He completed his ophthalmology registrarship in December 1988 at the University of Witwatersrand. He attained his Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship in 1989 under Dr Francois Potgeiter, Universitas Hospital, University of the Orange Free State; Glaucoma fellowship 1991-92, under Professor Graham Trope, University of Toronto, Canada. International Excimer Laser fellowship in 1995 at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, South Dakota, USA. Cataract and Refractive fellowship with Emanuel Rosen in 1999, Manchester, UK (continued to work with him in the field until 2005). Additionally, he was Director of Ophthalmic Services, Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, West Yorkshire UK 1998-2005,
Dr Howes has been Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bond University Queensland from 2006 to 2009. He also has been an Honorary Lecturer, QUT School of Optometry since 2005.
He has published over 20 articles, has authored seven textbook chapters and is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Graefe’s archives of Ophthalmology.
Dr Howes has been committed to sport for much of his life and represented South Africa as a Springbok oarsman in 1982. Today, he still enjoys taking part in triathlons and enjoys kayaking and water-skiing.
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