Eye specialist Gcobani Tuswa joins Life Queenstown team

Komani residents will be happy to know that there is a new eye specialist in town.

Dr Gcobani Tuswa is an ophthalmologist who opened his practice in December and will be part of the Life Queenstown Private Hospital team.

For me this is a homecoming. I am from Mthatha and initially moved to Johannesburg because of crime, but I am happy to be back in the province,” said Tuswa.

The doctor said he was excited about being part of the Life healthcare team, having worked with the group before.

It is a small hospital, but the wish is to grow it. There is a very competent management team which I think is doing a great job.”

Tuswa who until recently practised in Bloemfontein, completed his qualifications in 2015, has been specialising in eye care since 2005.

I have operated in many places in the Eastern Cape and around the country, performing surgery with Prevention of Blindness, Fred Holoss Foundation, Sabona and many others.”

He said he found Komani great, but was concerned by the number of people who have not had proper eye care.

People undermine the importance of looking after their eyes, especially people with diabetes. 

“It is paramount that people with this condition have constant checkups. I have many people who already have advanced complications which sometimes require surgery.”

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