About Dr York

Dr York grew up in Durban and went on to complete his undergraduate MBBCh medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he graduated with distinction.

Dr York’s passion for Ophthalmology was ignited after learning that 30% of blindness globally was due to preventable or treatable causes. Seeing the great need for more eye specialists, especially in rural and underdeveloped areas lead to him obtaining a Diploma in Ophthalmology and beginning his Ophthalmology career in the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, where he was involved in numerous cataract surgery outreach programs to under-serviced rural areas, through the Red Cross Air Mercy Services.

He then went on to complete his Ophthalmology Specialist training at the world-renowned Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. He was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa and was awarded the Justin Van Selm medal as the top qualifying Ophthalmology board candidate in the country. He then completed his Masters degree on Corneal Donations in South Africa through the University of Cape Town. His Masters research was published in the South African Medical Journal.

Dr York then went into private practise, working for a Retinal practise in Somerset West and a Cataract and Laser refractive surgery practice in Cape Town.

He then moved to Australia to sub-specialize as a Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgeon at the prestigious Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He trained under a team of world leaders in corneal surgery, including Professor Mark Daniell and Dr Elsie Chan, gaining expertise in the latest cutting edge advancements in lamellar (partial thickness) corneal transplant surgery, cataract surgery, corneal collagen cross-linking and corneal laser procedures. He was also involved in clinical trials through the Centre for Eye Research in Australia (CERA), wrote a textbook chapter on corneal transplantation and has presented research at numerous local and international ophthalmology meetings.

Dr York then relocated to Port Elizabeth and currently practices at Life St Georges Hospital as a Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist with special interests in Cataracts, Glaucoma, Medical Retina and Corneal Transplant surgery. Dr York is the first internationally fellowship-trained corneal surgeon to be practicing in the Eastern Cape.


MBBCh (Wits), Dip Ophth (SA), FC Ophth (SA), MMed Ophth (UCT), Corneal Fellowship (Melbourne)

About The Practice

Dr York’s Ophthalmology practice is located in the specialist medical suites on the first floor of Life St Georges Hospital, in central Port Elizabeth.

The St Georges Eye Clinic is a partnership between four leading Port Elizabeth Ophthalmologists. The clinic contains cutting-edge, modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and technology, which is shared between the four resident Ophthalmologists, to ensure that all of our patients obtain the best possible eye care.

Dr York operates in the state of the art, dedicated eye theatre at Life St Georges Hospital.

Book an apointment today by filling out the online appointment form on the contacts page or calling our friendly receptionist to schedule an appointment for you.

We look forward to welcoming you.