Professor David Meyer


Professor David Meyer has been in eye care for 35 years. Most of this time was spent as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Tygerberg Academic Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch University.

Qualifications: MB ChB (Stell); FCFP (S.A.); Honns BSc Pharm (Potch); M.Med(Ophth); FC Ophth(SA); PhD.

He is passionate about ophthalmology in general, but has a special interest in ocular surface disease, neuro-ophthalmology, pharmacology, strabismus and oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery.

Proffesor Meyer is the Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Tygervalley Eye and Laser Center and as emeritus professor currently focusses on this aspect of ophthalmology at the Clinic.

Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee) is a type of surgery that removes excess skin from the eyelids. With age, eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess skin and fat can gather above and below your eyelids. This can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes impacting vision.

All medical aids and hospital plans cover cataract surgery and most eye procedures. The Tygervalley Eye & Laser Center, and V&A Waterfront Eye & Laser Center has its own dedicated eye hospital in cape town South Africa. Eye surgeons, that is designated service providers for Discovery Health, Fedhealth, Bonitas, Profmed, Genesis, GEMS, Keyhealth, Momentum, Medihelp, Transmed and other medical aids or private patients.

The first step is to schedule a consultation and Ophthalmic assessment of the eye.