Dr Leonard Heydenrych
Leonard completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Stellenbosch in 1994. He commenced his specialization in ophthalmology at the University of Cape Town in 2008 and completed his training in 2012. After this he worked as a consultant in neuro-ophthalmology and cornea at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban. He was then offered a corneal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and commenced his fellowship under Linda Ficker in 2015. He has published in peer reviewed journals such as JAMA Ophthalmology, Current Eye Research and the SA Journal of Ophthalmology. Leonard returned to South Africa in 2018 and he is currently working as a corneal specialist in Durbanville, Western Cape. He also works as a sessional corneal consultant at Tygerberg Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. His particular interests are DMEK surgery and ex-vivo stem cell transplantation. Apart from working as a corneal specialist, Leonard is a keen flautist and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music (London) and a Master’s degree in Music at Trinity College of Music (London).