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John McConnell trained in Cape Town, initially as a GP, and subsequently as an Ophthalmologist. He completed his training in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Now semi-retired Dr McConnell is putting his years of experience to good use through the Natural Eye Doc website to talk about the various eye problems he treated during his years as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon.

Throughout the site he also discusses the various options available to protect eye health and why, in his opinion, the nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to protect cellular health of the whole body, and in particular the eye.

His knowledge and experience through a lifetimes work can be shared with those who are interested in taking personal responsibility for their own, and their family’s, preventative healthcare.


Dr. John M.S. McConnell.

MB ChB (Cape Town)
FRCS (Glasgow)

MBChB confers title of Doctor. As a consultant (FRCOphthal) the title becomes Mr however John McConnell prefers the title of Dr.


Faculty of Health Sciences,University of Cape Town.
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Royal Society of Medicine.
European Nutraceutical Association (ENA).

Find Out More

There are various ways to contact Dr John McConnell. Either through the Contact page or the Eye Clinic form on any of the websites page (except the Home page).

You can also sign up for his newsletter and receive a copy of his eBook by filling in the form on the Home page.

Eye Conditions

  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world.

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  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration is a painless eye condition that can cause a rapid reduction in vision but generally leads to the gradual loss of central vision.

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  • Blepharitis

    Blepharitis is a s a common condition, accounting for an estimated 1 in 20 eye problems where the edges of the eyelids become inflamed.

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  • Thyroid Disease

    Thyroid eye disease (Graves’ disease) causes the muscles and soft tissues within the eye socket to swell. This pushes the eyeball forward and causes various eye symptoms.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition and autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system causing problems with muscular control and vision.

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  • Diabetes

    The most serious eye condition associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy which occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells of the retina.

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Other Conditions

  • Child Health

    Children represent our future and are our most precious resource. Making sure that they grow up healthy should be a major concern to everyone.

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  • Weight Loss

    Losing weight can significantly reduce health-related complications. Look at your weight loss journey as the road to better health one step at a time.

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  • Muscle and Joint Pain

    Joint pain affects approximately one third of all adults, and as we get older muscle and joint pain only gets worse if we don’t take care of ourselves.

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  • Cognitive Dysfunction

    Cognitive disorders “significantly impair the cognitive function of a person where ability to function is impossible without intervention.”

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  • Autoimmune Disease

    Autoimmune diseases but are caused by an immune response caused by systemic inflammation that leads your body to attack itself.

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  • Cardiovascular

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to any condition which affects the heart or blood vessels, atherosclerosis being the most common cause.

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  • Health Controversies

    Health controversies continue to play out in the news. From Statins to Electro-convulsive Therapy they are likely to cause much discussion.

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  • Degenerative Disease

    Degenerative diseases occur in tissues and organs and can affect breathing, balance, movement, talking and brain and heart function.

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  • Disease and Diet

    The more we understand our bodies the more we understand how food can influence our health and well-being. What we eat is central to our health.

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