Mr McGowan lives in Whitecraigs, Glasgow. In his spare time he enjoys playing squash at both the Western Health & Racquets Club and Whitecraigs Lawn Tennis & Sports Club.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist: Cataract and Vitreoretinal Specialist
Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow
Private practice privileges at:
221 Crookston Rd, City of Glasgow G52 3NQ
Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6PG
Quantification of metamorphopsia
Incidence, current management and future treatments of acute large sub macular haemorrhage (smh) secondary to age related macular degeneration. Principal investigator for the SMH Scottish Ophthamological Surveillance Unit Study which aims to be the first study to identify the incidence of acute large submacular haemorrhage.
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.
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.
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