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Dr Matt Young

Dr Matt Young grew up in Somerset West. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cape Town and his internship at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg where he subsequently worked for 2 years before commencing his training in ophthalmology under Prof Colin Cook. It was while in the United Kingdom that he underwent further training at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and the Ophthalmology Department of the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

After returning to South Africa in 1998, Dr Young took up a position working under the KZN Blindness Prevention Programme in Northern KZN, where he helped to establish four rural eye clinics and a center for cataract surgery at Bethesda Hospital. He moved to Durban in late 1999 to further his training under Prof Anne Peters and graduated as a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of SA in 2002, receiving the Justin van Selm medal for the top qualifying candidate in 2002. He worked as a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at UKZN until 2005, when he accepted a position at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia to train in the Vitreoretinal Surgery Unit. In 2006, he returned to Durban to start in practice at Entabeni Hospital. He continues to work as an Honorary Lecturer at UKZN and is a part-time consultant at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.

Dr Young is a member of the EXCO of the Ophthalmology Society of South Africa (OSSA) and is the secretary of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa.

Matt is married to Lauren, who is a General Practitioner in Durban. They have a son and two daughters.

Dr Brian Gundry

Dr Brian Gundry grew up in Durban and matriculated from Michaelhouse.

He did his undergraduate MBChB degree at the University of Cape Town and the completed his internship at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg in 1997. He started his Ophthalmology training there under Prof Colin Cook and then moved to London where he spent 2 years working The Western Ophthalmic Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital.

He returned to complete his training in ophthalmology under Prof Anne Peters at the Department of Ophthalmology, UKZN and graduated as a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmology (SA) in October 2004. He took up a consultant post at Addington Hospital and continued his interest in vitreoretinal surgery for a further 4 years. He joined Dr Matt Young in September 2008 to form Durban Retinal Associates.

In addition to clinical duties, Dr Gundry is the secretary of the SA Vitreoretinal Society (SAVRS).

Brian is married to Elaine and they have 2 girls.

Dr Viresh Dullabh

Dr Viresh Dullabh grew up in Johannesburg and completed his MBBCh Medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2006. He completed his internship at Tygerberg Hospital. He worked at Sebokeng Hospital in 2010 where he received extensive exposure in cataract surgery. He completed his Ophthalmology specialty training under Dr Linda Visser at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and was admitted as a fellow of The College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa in 2013. He has volunteered in various outreach and public health organizations.

Dr Dullabh is an excellent listener, taking time to fully understand the patients concerns. He makes every effort to treat all patients with empathy and one-to-one care while offering each a personal diagnosis and treatment plan for the presenting eye problem. The patient’s health, well-being and vision is his top priority. Dr Dullabh has good experience in a wide range of eye- diseases, with special interests in diseases of the vitreous and retina.

Viresh is married to Niriksha, an anaesthetist and they have two boys. Outside of medicine, he loves to spend time with his family and likes to travel and enjoy sports.