Career highlights include winning the Geoff Howes Medal for best candidate in Diploma of Ophthalmology (2010), and the Justin Van Selm Medal for best ophthalmology board examination candidate (2015). He has published academic work both locally and internationally, and has presented papers at South African Ophthalmology congresses in the past.
He completed his ophthalmology training Cum Laude at the University of Stellenbosch before relocating with his family to Port Elizabeth, where he joined Dr Stephan Grobler (now retired) in practice in 2015. He has a special interest in retinal conditions and did further retinal training under the tutelage of Dr Grobler and also the European retinal school in Bremen Germany.
As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, he enjoys helping patients with cataracts, glaucoma and retinal conditions. He sees many diabetic patients and manages complicated retinal conditions including macular degeneration, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and retinal detachments. He has extensive surgical experience, having done more than 2500 cataract procedures amongst many others.
Dr Du Toit prides himself on ethical practice, ensuring that the patients’ needs always come first. In difficult current circumstances in private health care, where over-servicing of patients often occurs, this practice is built on strong moral principles. The practice strives to provide cutting edge ophthalmic services, reflected in the state-of-the-art equipment used in the practice.