Cape Town Ophthalmologist – Dr. Johann Krüger

Staff-DrDr. Johann Krüger is a private ophthalmologist at a leading eye care centre in Cape Town, the Tygervalley Eye & Laser Centre. As an honorary consultant at the University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Health Sciences in the Department of Ophthalmology, with over 15,000 refractive procedures and several thousand cataract procedures under his belt, Dr. Krüger is a dedicated comprehensive cataract and refractive surgeon with extensive experience within his field.

After completing his MBChB at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, Dr. Krüger obtained a MMed degree in Ophthalmology. He has also obtained a Masters in Family Medicine after spending eight years in general medical practice. As a Fellow of both the South African College of Medicine in Ophthalmology, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Dr. Krüger is highly respected in his field, with over 150 papers at international meetings. He has been published in a number of peer review journals and has published several chapters in books dealing with eye surgery procedures such as cataract and refractive surgery.

Dr. Krüger has a special interest in iLasik (femto-Lasik) wavefront guided laser vision correction. He also specializes in Keratoconus treatment, including cross linking, intra-corneal ring segment implants and femtosecond-assisted corneal grafts. His vast experience in cataract surgery, multifocal lens implants and contact lens implants has seen him participate in a large number of research projects within the field. This in-depth experience and knowledge has helped him advise patients on the latest developments in eye surgery procedures, for the best treatment options.

When he is not practicing at the Tygervalley Eye Laser & Cataract Clinic and the Khangella Eye Theatre (Khangella means ‘to see’ in Xhosa), Dr. Krüger is a frequent speaker at local and international meetings, and is often invited as a guest lecturer. This keen golfer is also an external examiner for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, devoting some of his time towards free operations for the community. He resides in Cape Town and enjoys spending time with his children – all of whom are university graduates.

Dr. Krüger’s dedication, knowledge and extensive experience within the eye care field make him perfectly positioned to provide the best diagnosis, treatment and care for his patients at Tygervalley Eye & Laser Clinic. To learn more about the eye care centre, contact us today for further information.


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