Meet Dr Moti

Dr Rabia Moti-Ghoor  MBBCh, FcOphth (SA), PGDip CRS (Dist)

After qualifiying as a medical doctor, Dr Moti-Ghoor started her ophthalmology registrar training at the University of the Witwatersrand.

–    Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Witwatersrand 1999
–    Fellowship of College of Ophthalmic Surgeons of South Africa 2006

– Member of ISBCS- International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgery

After qualifying as a medical doctor at the University of Witwatersrand, Dr Rabia Moti started her training in ophthalmology under the expert guidance of Prof Trevor Carmichael in the Wits Ophthalmology  department. It was at the three training hospitals affiliated with Wits – the St John Eye Hospital in Soweto (a wing of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the southern hemispere), the Helen Joseph Hospital and the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital – that her intensive training was completed, equipping her to deal with the most obscure of ocular pathologies.

After successfully completing her speciality degree, she became a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa and a member of the Opthalmological Society of South Africa.

Coming from a family of doctors, medicine was a natural career choice for Rabia. This became evident at age 6 when she proved unable to detach herself from her very first role-play medical kit. From her first clinical exposure to Ophthalmology as a medical student, her sights were set. She has been very passionate in her fight to leave no patient avoidably blind or visually impaired.

Eradicating cataract blindness in South Africa has been an important aspect of her becoming an ophthalmologist, and thus participates yearly in performing eye screening and cataract surgeries in the rural areas of South Africa.

After completing her registar training in 2006, she spent six years in private practice in Vryburg, North West province.  She relocated back to Johannesburg at the beginning of 2012 and began her practice at Park Lane Hospital in Parktown.

In October 2020, she completed, with distinction, a Post-graduate diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery through Ulster Univesity, Northern Ireland,  a diploma fully endorsed by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists( UK).

At leisure Rabia spends her time with her husband and two energetic boys, all of whom are keen golfers. When she is not driving the golf cart, she is indulging in her other secrets of happiness: spending time with friends, travelling, and capturing these memories with her SLR camera.

It is Rabia’s selfless and caring nature that adds greater value to her practice and her patients.


Listen to Dr Moti (co-host of  Body Talk) and Dr Mohamed Moti on Salaam Media

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