Mr Rob Daniel

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon



Mr Robert Daniel is a highly regarded Consultant Ophthalmologist with more than 24 years’ experience, specialising in Refractive Laser, Lens Exchange, Cornea and Cataract Surgery.

Gaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Qualification from Wits Medical School, Johannesburg in 2008, Mr Daniel continued his professional development by completing a Diploma in Anaesthetics, at The College of Medicine, South Africa in 2000. Soon after becoming a Fellow of The College of Ophthalmologists, South Africa and a Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Prior to completing his medical degree, Mr Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology and Neuroscience, in 1994. This training further enables him to diagnose and treat both physical and neurological conditions affecting the eye.

After qualifying as a Specialist Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Daniel completed his fellowship with renowned Ophthalmologist and medical innovator, Dr Percy Amoils. Shortly after, Dr Amoils retired and Mr Daniel took over his Private Practice, which he launched as the Sandton Eye Clinic, Sandton, South Africa.

Mr Daniel ran his successful high-level Ophthalmic Practice for over 11 years, providing a full end-to-end Eye Care Service. During this time, he saw more than 14,000 new patients and performed in excess of 6000 Ophthalmic procedures. In 2008, Mr Daniel was involved in bringing the first femtosecond laser to South Africa and subsequently performed more than 2000 femto lasik and PRK procedures.
Mr Daniels reputation preceded him, and patients travelled from far and wide to be treated by the Consultant. So much so that over 60% of patients at his clinic were from outside South Africa, such was the high reputation of his Clinic and expertise.

Following a relocation to Northern Ireland from his homeland of South Africa, early in 2022. Mr Daniels wealth of experience was quickly recognised, and he was appointed a post of Corneal Consultant for the Belfast Trust, based in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Mr Daniel is a welcome addition to our team of Ophthalmologists at Cathedral Eye Clinic.