Cataract Surgery in Gautneg
Cataract Surgery in Gautneg

Delivering a quality, affordable cataract service for private patients.

Cataracts are the leading treatable cause of blindness in sub-Saharan Africa.

Financial constraints leave many patients visually impaired.

This project offers reduced costs to relieve at least some of this burden.

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Catarct Surgery Exclusion criteria

– Patients with Medical Aid 
– Complicated cataracts

– Paediatric cataracts

– Traumatic cataracts

– Other ocular pathology will be treated on a case-to-case basis and might influence the decision to perform cataract surgery.

What does the Cataract Surgery Include:

Affordable Cataract Surgery

– Ophthalmologists: Dr Precious Phatudi

– Mediclinic Morningside Hospital

– Standard phaco-emulsification or manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS)

– Mono-focal lens implantation.

You will need glasses after surgery as this is standard cataract surgery and not refractive cataract surgery. Should you want to see without glasses Cares Cataract Surgery is not the correct option for you

Costing of Cataract Surgery:

Consultation with ophthalmologist: R 4 300

– Cataract surgery: (incl. ophthalmologist, anesthetist and hospital)

Standard Cataract Phacoemulsification

One eye:   R25 000

Two eyes: R50 000

Please note only one eye will be done at a time with at least a week between two eye procedure bookings.

Medication: +-R800 NOT Included and can be dispensed at a pharmacy of your own choice.

Please note post-opertaive consultation is at no charge but the 3-6 Months follow up is charged at R 2 250

When should I have cataract surgery?

The natural lens inside your eye is clear and flexible when you are born. The light should pass through the lens without faded colour, scatter, glare, or blurry vision.  Its flexibility allows it to change shape to focus on near, intermediate, and far objects. With age, the lens slowly loses its clarity and flexibility.

As yet there are no lens implants that are as good as the natural healthy human lens in a young person. When deciding on surgery one should consider the influence decreased vision has on your daily life and correction that can be achieved with spectacles. 

If spectacle independence suits your lifestyle better and you choose multifocal lenses you can expect better quality vision after surgery than the result you would get with a mono-focal lens. This means that surgery can be done sooner, even while the lens is still relatively clear, with great visual outcomes.

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Who is the Ophthalmologist that will be doing my cataract surgery?

Dr Precious Phatudi enjoys ophthalmology with a particularly keen interest in corneal, refractive, and cataract surgery. She is passionate about community ophthalmology and the alleviation of avoidable blindness.

Dr Precious Phatudi is an ophthalmologist practicing in the industrial city of Vanderbijlparksituated on the banks of the Vaal River and in the vibrant Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is passionate about making quality eye care services accessible and affordable, especially to marginalized and underserviced communities.

Dr Precious Phatudi completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pretoria. On completion of her internship at Dr George Mukhari Hospital, she received Awards of Excellence in recognition of her leadership and clinical skills and her commitment to patient care and ‘Batho Pele’ principles. She went down to Cape Town to complete her community service in the SANDF. Then continued her training in Ophthalmology under Dr. F. Stegmann in Limpopo at an amazing eye unit in Mankweng that is devoted to serving the community. Dr Precious completed her postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at the University of Free State where she obtained her MMED in Ophthalmology. She is also a fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa.

She continued to work as an ophthalmologist in private practice and later headed the Sebokeng Ophthalmology department. Having recently completed business training in the form of the Physician CEO program presented by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the USA she was looking for a new challenge and joined Emira Eye Clinics in 2023.

Dr Precious Phatudi is passionate about making quality eye care services accessible and affordable, especially to marginalized and underserviced communities.