Theunis C. Botha MBChB, Dip Ophth (SA), MMed (U), FCOphth (SA) grew up in Port Elizabeth close to the beach. His surroundings gave him the love for the outdoors and specically the ocean. Following this passion, he enjoys swimming, rowing, spearshing, and recently took up surng alongside his wife. His typical holidays usually include searching for rare birds in a desolate location with the help of his loving family.
Ophthalmology is not only a job for him but also his biggest hobby. He is a real surgeon at heart and working inside the eye is one of his greatest joys. He has followed this passion from early medical school days to today, and it has taken him and his family to all the provinces within South Africa, from studying to numerous tours for the blind. He has even operated in Malawi where he serviced an underprivileged community. On these tours, multiple cataract surgeries are done on a day. His highlight was operating 101 cataract blind patients in 4 days on an outreach in Limpopo.
Today he sees himself as a General Ophthalmologist doing everything within the scope of ophthalmology. But his niche remains to be cataract surgery, and specically refractive cataract surgery. He has recently added a refractive service to his repertoire by getting a modern corneal Excimer Laser, enabling him to provide a wider spectrum of services to the community.
Theunis’ life philosophy is that one should never compare yourself with someone else, but
continually compare yourself to yourself and actively work on improvement while doing this.
St George’s Medical Centre, Room #115
40A Park Drive
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 6001 South Africa
Telephone + 27 41 373 8800
Email – DrTCBotha@DrTCBotha.com
About: Theunis C. Botha, MD Bio