​Division of Ophthalmology


Dr Mark Johnston

MBBCh (WITS), FC Ophth (SA)
Consultant: Surgical Retina

Dr Mark Johnston is a consultant in ophthalmology and originally hails from Johannesburg. After studying medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) he completed his internship at South Rand Hospital in Johannesburg. During his time as national serviceman he completed the Maritime Medicine Course (NAVY Institute of Maritime Medicine) and followed his community service with work in several eye units in the United Kingdom. Back in South Africa he worked as ophthalmology medical officer at Cecilia Makwane Hospital from where he started as registrar in ophthalmology at Grootte Schuur Hospital (University of Cape Town) where he successfully became a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa. Dr Johnston was for 2 years the Vitreoretinal Consultant at KKESH in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Apart from Vitreoretinal sessions at Grootte Schuur Hospital he also has a private practice in the Chris Barnard Memorial Hospital.