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HOW TO BOOK A CONSULTATION

  • A consultation may be booked for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 08:00 and 17:00.
  • For first time visits, the latest appointment is at 15:00 to enable sufficient time for a full ocular assessment.
  • Please bring a pair of sunglasses as your eyes will be dilated and you will be light sensitive afterwards.
  • If you are driving a long distance, it is recommended that you have someone to drive you home.
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WHAT TO DO FOR SURGERY

For Cataract Surgery:

  • A consultation can be booked for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 08:00 and 17:00.
  • For first time visits, the latest appointment is at 15:00 to enable sufficient time for a full ocular assessment.
  • Please bring along a pair of sunglasses as your eyes will be dilated and you will be light sensitive afterwards.
  • If you are driving a long distance, it is recommended that you have someone to drive you home.
  • If you are diagnosed with cataracts and would like to go ahead with surgery, various measurements will need to be taken prior to surgery.
  • You will be given a number of forms to complete before your surgery, as well as step-by-step pre-operative instructions.
  • On the day of your procedure, report to the Mediclinic Morningside Reception (Ground floor) at 06:00, unless otherwise advised.
  • Bring your medical aid card and your I.D book (or passport) with you.
  • You will need someone to bring you to the Clinic, as you may not legally drive yourself after surgery.
  • Dress in comfortable clothes.
  • You will be discharged after lunchtime following your surgery.

For Keratoconus Related Surgery:

  • A consultation can be booked for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 08:00 and 17:00.
  • For first time visits, the latest appointment is at 15:00 to enable sufficient time for a full ocular assessment.
  • Please bring along a pair of sunglasses as your eyes will be dilated and you will be light-sensitive afterwards.
  • If you are driving a long distance, it is recommended that you have someone to drive you home.
  • At this consultation, the extent of your Keratoconus will be determined.
  • The procedure best suited to you will be decided on and explained.
  • The two possible procedures most commonly performed on patients with Keratoconus are Trans-Epithelial Corneal Cross-Linking and the insertion of intrastromal Corneal Rings.
  • Both of these procedures are performed on a Friday and you will be seen for a post-operative assessment the following morning – Saturday.
  • Thereafter, depending on your recovery and the type of procedure you have, you will need to be seen for a further 2 or 3 post-operative assessments and eventually on an annual basis.