About Gerard McGowan

Dr Gerard McGowan


About me:

Mr McGowan offers a comprehensive service in the diagnosis and management of all general ophthalmic and retinal conditions and strives to provide the highest quality eye care to all of his patients. 

Current NHS consultant posts held

Consultant Ophthalmologist: Vitreoretinal Specialist
University Hospital of Ayr/ University Hospital Crosshouse

Mr McGowan has private practicing privileges at : 

BMI Rosshall hospital, 221 Crookston Road, Glasgow, G52 3NQ

BMI Carrickglen Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PG


Awards received

Lachlan MacNeil Scholarship Travel Award 2011. Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

Scottish Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit Grant 2012 

Dorey Bequest Scholarship Travel Award 2012. Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK

ARVO Pauline and Oswald Lapp Travel Award 2013. USA. For contribution to research and innovation in macular disease

Saint Lazarus Trust Award 2013

ALCON outstanding poster award Feb 2014 Scottish Ophthalmology Club

ARVO M.I.T Outstanding poster award May 2014. USA


Most recent publications:

McGowan G, Yorston D, Strang NC, Manahilov V. D-CHART: A Novel Method of Measuring Metamorphopsia in Epiretinal Membrane and Macular Hole. Retina 2015 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26441261.

Moore PP, McGowan GF, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess complicated by endogenous endophthalmitis: the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Med J Aust. 2015 Oct 5;203(7):300-1.

González-López JJ, McGowan G, Chapman E, Yorston D. Vitrectomy with subretinal tissue plasminogen activator and ranibizumab for submacular haemorrhages secondary to age-related macular degeneration: retrospective case series of 45 consecutive cases. Eye (Lond). 2016 Apr 8. doi: 10.1038/eye.2016.65. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27055681.

Areas of interest

Vitrectomy; Cataract surgery; complex cataract surgery; surgical repair of complicated cataract surgery; vitreoretinal surgery; vitreoretinal diseases;retinal tears(laser retinopexy); laser; floaters;epiretinal membrane;macular hole;retinal detachment;diabetic eye diease (retinopathy);age related macular degeneration;eye trauma; general ophthalmology;glaucoma;laser yag capsulotomy; laser photocoagulation; laser peripheral iridotomy


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