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UCT Private Academic Hospital

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9
18 reviews

Ophthalmology at UCT Private Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

MyMeditravel Juliettash Stadler, 05 May 2020
My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed e
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Netcare Linksfield Hospital

MyMeditravel Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1
72 reviews

Ophthalmology at Netcare Linksfield Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

Netcare Linksfield Hospital opened its doors in 1991. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of services and follows a multi-disciplinary approach to medicine. Our hospital’s state-of-the-art equipment is complemented ...more
MyMeditravel Charlotte Sorour, 13 March 2020
Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved
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Netcare N1 City Hospital

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Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9
36 reviews

Ophthalmology at Netcare N1 City Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

MyMeditravel Kim Adams, 30 March 2020
Overall I had a good experience.
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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital

MyMeditravel Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3
38 reviews

Ophthalmology at Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

MyMeditravel Nompumelelo Madliwa, 19 April 2020
I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much
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Cliffs Optique

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
Cliffs Optique
5.0
16 reviews

Ophthalmology at Cliffs Optique in Cape Town, South Africa

MyMeditravel Okker Botes, 23 September 2020
Great personalised service Clifford the optometrist took his time with the examination and even helping personally to select a frame.
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
5.0
3 reviews

Ophthalmology at King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park in Cape Town, South Africa

MyMeditravel Johann Oosthuizen-van der Westhuizen, 19 September 2020
Great place. Friendly staff and professional service. These are practitioners who genuinely care about their patients and their wellbeing. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Conveniently situated
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
5.0
3 reviews

Ophthalmology at King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe in Cape Town, South Africa

MyMeditravel Johann Oosthuizen-van der Westhuizen, 29 August 2020
Great place. Friendly staff and professional service. These are practitioners who genuinely care about their patients and their wellbeing. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Conveniently situated
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood

Ophthalmology at King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood in Cape Town, South Africa

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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
5.0
3 reviews

Ophthalmology at King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood in Cape Town, South Africa

MyMeditravel Johann Oosthuizen-van der Westhuizen, 07 September 2020
Great place. Friendly staff and professional service. These are practitioners who genuinely care about their patients and their wellbeing. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Conveniently situated
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Specs Express

MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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Ophthalmology
Specs Express

Ophthalmology at Specs Express in Cape Town, South Africa

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TÜV Rheinland - Technischer Überwachungsverein Rheinland
ESQH - European Society for Quality in Healthcare
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IDA - International Dental Academy
ICA - International Chiropractors Association
MCA - McTimoney Chiropractic Association
UCA - United Chiropractic Association
ICS - International College of Surgeons
IACD - International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
ISDS - International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
EBOPRAS - European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
IAAFA - International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics
WALT - World Association for Laser Therapy
ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
AAHRS - Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons
ESCAD - European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology
William Glasser Institute - Reality Therapy Certified
EAC - European Association for Counselling
IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorde
TÜV SÜD - Technischer Überwachungsverein SÜD
TÜV NORD - Technischer Überwachungsverein NORD
BIOMET 3i Education Program
EURAPS - European Association of Plastic Surgeons
Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
IAOMS - International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Treatment Abroad Code of Practice
IFFPSS - International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
IFED - International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry
EOS - European Orthodontic Society
AOCMF
IBMS - International Board of Medicine and Surgery
EAFPS - European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
ESCD - European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry
ESCRS - European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
NASS - North American Spine Society
ESHRE - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
MPS - Medical Protection Society
European Journal of Ophthalmology
ISRS - International Society of Refractive Surgery
JCRS - Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Cornea Society
JPGM - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
OSAPS - Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
RS - The Rhinoplasty Society
FRANZCOG - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians a
IFOMPT - International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist
WFO - World Federation of Orthodontists
ITI - International Team for Implantology
ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dentsply Friadent Implant Programme
IMTEC Sendax Mini Dental Implants Systems
IAO - International Association for Orthodontics
AAO - Asian Academy of Osseointegration
WAAAM - World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine
WOSIAM - World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine
ESE - European Society of Endodontology
ECAMS - European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
IABCLL - International Academy of Body Contouring and Laser Lipolysis
IAFGG - International Association of Facial Growth Guidance
IBCS - International Board of Cosmetic Surgery
IMDHA - International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
EAO - European Association for Osseointegration
ISD - International Society of Dermatology
IFAD - International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry
IBHRS - International Board of Hair Restoration Specialists
IAHRS - International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
EDA - European Dental Association
IASP - International Association for the Study of Pain
ADI - Academy of Dentistry International
EAPD - European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
EACMD - European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
ICD - International College of Dentists Fellowship
UIME - International Union of Aesthetic Medicine
APACS - Asian Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
McKenzie Institute International
ITEC - International Therapy Examination Council
ICA - International Cranial Association
I-ACT - International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy
CIBTAC - Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
IFPA - International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
ISBI - International Society for Burn Injuries
The Pankey Institute
PEFOTS - Pan European Federation of TCM Societies
URHP - Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners
AACD - Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
IMSA - The International Medical Spa Association
ACHSI - The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International
CIDESCO - Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie
ART - Active Release Techniques
ICPA - International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
CDA - Caribbean Dermatology Association
APAO - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
FICCDE - International College of Continuing Dental Education Fellowship
GMC - General Medical Council
ISA - International Sleep Academy
ISCG - International Society of Cosmetogynecology
EPA - European Prosthodontic Association
ABSI - Advanced Body Sculpting Institute
EACMFS - European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
FILACP - Federación Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica
REDLARA - Rede Latino-americana de Reprodução Assistida
ALMER - Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva
ICP - International College of Prosthodontists
EFP - European Federation of Periodontology
IADR - International Association for Dental Research
IODPT - International Organization for Dental Phobia Treatment
Academy of Operative Dentistry
The Dawson Academy
AAP - Asian Academy of Prosthodontics
AsianAOMS - Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry - Certified CEREC Trainer
SAAD - Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
PFA - Pierre Fauchard Academy
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry
YDW - Young Dentists Worldwide
APAD - Asia Pacific Academy of Dentistry
ACDNA - Academy Of Computerized Dentistry Of North America
WSLO - World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa
DA(SA) - Diplomate of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa
AHPCSA - The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa
COHSASA - The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
FCDerm(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa
Department of Health, Western Cape
FCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
APRSSA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa
SADA - South African Dental Association
SAAAD - South African Academy Of Aesthetic Dentistry
MTASA - Medical Tourism Association of South Africa
FCMFOS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
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Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Medically trained doctors who care for patients who have eye and vision conditions are called ophthalmologists and are the only practitioners diagnosed and trained to treat all eye and vision problems. Their practice is very diverse, dealing with a wide range of issues and clinical conditions. Some of the most common conditions that they treat and manage include:

  • Minor and major eye injuries
  • Infectious eye disease
  • Dry eyes
  • Proptosis (bulged eyes)
  • Glaucoma 
  • Cataracts 
  • Corneal pathology 
  • Retinal problems, such as bleeding and detachment or tears of the retina
  • Squints 
  • Eye-related neurological problems
  • Excessive tearing
  • Intraocular inflammation
  • Chronic eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

An ophthalmologist can offer a wide range of medical services, including surgical eye procedures. Some of the most common procedures that ophthalmologists perform are as follows:

  • Eye examinations.
  • Specialized tests, such as ultrasonography of the eyes and optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • Refractive surgery to correct vision, such as LASIK.
  • Cataract surgery.
  • Glaucoma surgery.
  • Cancer treatment.
  • Reconstructive surgery to repair birth abnormalities or trauma, such as crossed eyes.
  • Neoplasm removal.
  • Corneal transplants.
  • Repairing torn or detached retinas.
  • Strabismus surgery.
  • Oculoplastic surgery (plastic surgery around the eye).
  • Prescribing and fitting glasses and contact lenses.

How Long Should I Stay in South Africa?

Your length of stay depends on the type of treatment you undergo. In general, you may need to stay in South Africa for at least a week or to let your eyes recover and to attend follow-up checkups, where your ophthalmologist checks your condition and make sure that your eyes are healing properly. If everything is fine, they will allow you to leave for home. However, for some surgery, such as retinal detachment surgery, you should avoid flying until your eyes have fully healed. Therefore, it is best that you wait 3 to 4 weeks, sometimes even longer, before you travel home.

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

Recovery time depends on the type of surgery you underwent, your age, and overall health. It is generally recommended to rest your eyes for a few days. With LASIK, you may be able to return to work after a day. After a corneal transplant, you should wait for 2 to 3 weeks until you go back to work. 

What Aftercare is Required?

Your ophthalmologist will give you instructions to care for your eye after the procedure. It is crucial that you follow all of them to have a quick recovery and obtain optimum results. To keep the result or to prevent complications, you will need to make some lifestyle changes, such as avoid smoking and staying active. You also need to attend regular checkups, typically once a year, with your local eye doctor or your ophthalmologist in South Africa.

What's the Success Rate?

Thanks to the continuous advancement of ophthalmology, eye treatments, and surgeries are now highly successful and safe. For instance, the latest research of LASIK showed that it has a 99% success rate in achieving 20/40 vision or better, whereas the success rate of corneal transplant is as high as 90%. However, it is important to be aware of the risks and side effects of eye treatments and surgeries, such as dry eyes, temporary visual problems, overcorrections, under correction, astigmatism, regression, and, very rarely, vision loss.

Are there Alternatives?

For some eye problems, you may be able to go to an optometrist as an alternative. However, if your conditions need to be treated through surgery, your optometrist will refer you to an ophthalmologist.

This information has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, however, we strongly recommend you to consult with your doctor before pursuing medical procedures overseas.

Update: 10/03/2023