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procedures

Vision correction procedures

LASIK

LASIK operations can be used to treat a wide range of vision errors. Although postoperative results may vary, most patients are able to pass a drivers license test without their glasses or contact lenses afterwards.

iLasik (femto-Lasik)

iLasik (femto-Lasik) is an advanced, blade-free refractive eye surgery which is used to correct refractive errors including hyperopia (far sightedness), myopia (short sightedness) and astigmatism.

TRANS PRK

TransPRK (transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy) by SCHWIND is a touch-free laser eye correction method. Unlike with conventional methods like LASEK, Epi-LASIK and PRK, with TransPRK the eye is not touched with any instrument. Instead, the SCHWIND AMARIS laser removes the epithelium, without suction, flap, or blade, and without the use of alcohol. This touch-free procedure is non-invasive, safe, and gentle to the eye.

Cataracts

Over half the people over the age of 65 have some degree of cataract development and most cases can be treated with cataract eye surgery.

Glaucoma

If your doctor recently told you that you have glaucoma, you may be wondering what that means, what glaucoma treatment entails and how it can affect your sight. We use laser treatments and stent implants to lower eye pressure associated with glaucoma.

Corneal grafts

Using a Femtosecond laser results in a faster recovery of best corrected visual acuity and less induced astigmatism when compared to the conventional blade trephination incision. We can replace certain layers of the cornea individually, depending on where the disease is.

Diabetic eye disease

Diabetic eye disease is a comprehensive term used to describe a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of their illness. We can treat diabetic eye disease with lasers.

Dry eye syndrome treatment (IRPL)

Dry eye syndrome is a common pathology affecting between 5 and 15% of the population with symptoms increasing with age.

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

The ICL is implanted behind the iris, in front of the natural lens of the eye. The operation is similar to a cataract operation except that the natural lens of the eye is left in place.

Keratoconus

DMEK is a partial-thickness cornea transplant procedure that involves selective removal of the patient’s Descemet membrane and endothelium, followed by transplantation of donor corneal endothelium and Descemet membrane without additional stromal tissue from the donor.

Multifocal Intraocular lens Implant

Multifocal Intraocular lenses are becoming increasingly popular as today’s active seniors who undergo cataract surgery become increasingly demanding of improved results.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia Treatment creates a multifocal cornea and is an attractive option to make you less dependant on reading glasses.

Retinal Surgery

An Epi-Retinal Membrane is a cellophane-like membrane that forms over the macula. We do Macular Hole or Retinal Detachment surgeries. Vitrectomy For Floaters – We check if light flashes occur or floaters appear. It may be retinal detachment and laser for floaters maybe need or intraocular surgery, called Vitrectomy.

Retinal Surgery

An Epi-Retinal Membrane is a cellophane-like membrane that forms over the macula. We do Macular Hole or Retinal Detachment surgeries. Vitrectomy For Floaters – We check if light flashes occur or floaters appear. It may be retinal detachment and laser for floaters maybe need or intraocular surgery, called Vitrectomy.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the name given to certain conditions affecting the retina, which causes loss of central vision. Injections or laser is sometimes needed.

Retinal Surgery

An Epi-Retinal Membrane is a cellophane-like membrane that forms over the macula. We do Macular Hole or Retinal Detachment surgeries. Vitrectomy For Floaters – We check if light flashes occur or floaters appear. It may be retinal detachment and laser for floaters maybe need or intraocular surgery, called Vitrectomy.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the name given to certain conditions affecting the retina, which causes loss of central vision. Injections or laser is sometimes needed.

PresbyMAX® – Innovations for ageless vision

Laser vision correction,with the SCHWIND CAM PresbyMAX module, doctors can help patients with limited accommodative response see comfortably at all distances. Numerous publications document the success of these presbyopia surgery treatments with very good clinical outcomes. It is designed for bi-aspheric, multifocal ablation profiles. It can be used to treat emmetropia, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in patients whose accommodative response is limited.

Autologous Serum Tears for Dry Eye

Overlooked Treatment for Dry Eye, Autologous serum is a blood-derived eye drop that can be used to treat a variety of ocular surface diseases. The mechanism of action of autologous serum drops is to mimic the biochemical properties of natural basal tears in order to heal the ocular surface epithelium.

How long do you have to use autologous serum eye drops? Depending on how severe your dry eye is, you can use autologous serum eye drops several times a day. In clinical trials, participants used the drops from 2 weeks to 6 months. Your eye doctor will periodically check your eyes and advise you on continuing use

 At the Tygervalley Eye & Laser centre, we draw blood, centrifuge and deliver this service to our patients through Fagron.

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Medical aids

All medical aids and hospital plans cover cataract , glaucoma, retina surgery and most eye procedures. The Tygervalley Eye & Laser Center, and V&A Waterfront Eye & Laser Center is one of the worlds leading eye centers, that 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.

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