Willem-Martin Gerber, MD, FCOphth(SA) is an ophthalmologist, practicing in Durbanville, one of the northern suburbs in Cape Town. Willem hails from King William’s Town, a picturesque small town in the heart of the Eastern-Cape, South Africa. He graduated of Stellenbosch University and qualified as an ophthalmologist in 2016 under the leadership of Prof Meyer, who completed a fellowship with the world-renowned refractive surgeon Dr. Howard Gimbell. Dr. Gerber performs refractive surgery at the state of the art Cape Eye Hospital.
Dr. Gerber has a passion for eyes, love for technology and people. He treats every patient as if it was his own family member. Willem has the latest technology available in his office to assure extreme accuracy from the tests.
Dr. Gerber believes and trusts in the safety and accuracy of modern refractive surgery so much that he had LASIK surgery performed on his own eyes in 2016. He believes that this was the best decisions he has ever made! Dr. Gerber has a thrill every time he tests the patient’s vision the morning after surgery. The patients smile is what makes this worthwhile according to him. Dr. Gerber has first-hand experience of the life-changing effects refractive surgery will have and he wants to share that with every single patient that is in a “visual-prison” from spectacles or contacts.
Dr. Gerber has a diploma, fellowship and masters degree in ophthalmology. He regularly attends local and international congresses to stay abreast of the latest advances in refractive surgery. He has won 2 awards for best presentation by a registrar at the annual Ophthalmic Society of South Africa congress. He is a consultant for the XEN gel glaucoma implant distributed by Allergan, but his passion lies with cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr. Gerbe is a husband and a father of 3 beautiful children that make the tumultuous course of life worth all the trouble. He believes that he is firstly a father and husband, second a doctor and thirdly an ophthalmologist. Willem loves being active and feels that a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
Willem lives by the following quote from Maxim Gorky: “When work is pleasure life’s a joy when work is duty life is slavery”
2 Somerset Street, Somerset House
Durbanville, Western Cape 7530 South Africa
Email – WMG@DrGerber.co.za