Mrs. Joanna McGraw is an experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in laser eye surgery and has performed more than 10,000 procedures. She is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a fully trained Ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery.
She is an Ophthalmic Surgeon for Optical Express and has gained vast experience in a wide range of medical eye conditions. Twice every year, Mrs. McGraw attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually assessed by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons including Mr. Steven Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the US Navy, Dr. Jan Venter, a world leading Ophthalmic Surgeon, and Mr. Jeffery Machat, co-founder of TLC Vision, one of the largest laser vision correction providers in the world.
She has been performing refractive eye surgery since 1994 and has worked extensively in the United Kingdom and abroad, and has presented academic papers and made presentations on diseases of the retina and vascular pathology of the eye throughout the world. She regularly attends conferences and seminars at various locations worldwide and is a Fellow and Member of various affiliated bodies and societies such as The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Many of her previous patients are well-known athletes, celebrities and film stars and often makes personal appearances on television and radio, discussing laser eye surgery.
Mrs. McGraw gained her medical degree at the University of Cape Town with MB and ChB degrees. In 1985, she trained and specialised as an Ophthalmologist and qualified as an Ophthalmic Surgeon from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in South Africa where she went on to set up her own private practice, performing laser eye surgery, cataract and implant surgery, corneal grafts and squint correction surgery.