About Dr. Rian Viljoen

Dr Rian Viljoen completed his medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 2003. His post-graduate ophthalmology training was completed at the Medical University of South Africa, under the tutelage of Prof Robert Stegmann and Dr Frits Stegmann. His interest in retinal sub-specialization was kindled after attending the European Vitreoretinal Training School in Germany in 2012. Thereafter he completed two vitreoretinal fellowships: locally at the Johannesburg Eye Hospital in 2013, and internationally at the Lions Eye Institute and Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia in 2016.

He is a member of the South African Vitreoretinal Society as well as the European Vitreoretinal society, and lectures locally on retinal diseases affecting the South African population. Dr Viljoen is a Trustee for the Hope for the Blind Trust, a non-profit organization established to aid in the eye care for people in need.

Dr Rian Viljoen previously practiced at Northcliff Eye Centre, and currently practices alongside Dr Bernard Wolff and Dr Lara Sandri at the Retina Surgery Centre.