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Refractive Surgery

Refractive Surgery

Did you know that you can enjoy better vision without having to wear spectacles? Refractive eye surgery is a procedure done to improve the refractive state of your eye. It decreases and in some cases, it eliminates the need for, or dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The refractive surgeons at Kloof Eye are capable of performing procedures such as Lasik, PRK, or Phakic lens implants using Artiflex or IPCL intraocular lenses.

If a patient has a refractive error, it means that the light rays are not bending the way they should when passing through the lens of their eye. Our ophthalmologists specialise in vision correction procedures that adjust the focusing ability of our patients’ eyes.

These procedures are performed to permanently change the shape of the cornea. Refractive eye surgery improves your vision so that you will not need to rely on glasses or contact lenses.

Are you a candidate for refractive eye surgery?

Unfortunately, not everyone is an automatic candidate for laser treatment. A full eye examination will be done to determine if you are a candidate for any of the refractive surgeries that we offer at Kloof Eye. Our examinations are done to determine the optimal type of laser correction surgery that is best suited to your needs.Dr. de la Bat will inform you of the benefits and possible complications of the proposed procedure you will require. To qualify for a refractive laser treatment at Kloof Eye, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be near-sighted – Nearsightedness, or myopia is when you find it difficult to see things far away. Nearsighted patients have a steeper cornea. Our eye surgeon will perform surgeries such as Lasik or PRK. These are done to reduce the curvature of the cornea.
  • Be farsighted – Farsightedness or hyperopia is when you find it difficult to see things up close. Farsighted patients have corneas that are too flat. Our surgeons use refractive procedures to increase the curvature of your cornea.
  • Have astigmatism – Patients with astigmatism have irregularly curved corneas. This causes them to have distorted, blurry, or fuzzy vision. Our refractive surgery techniques are performed to reshape the cornea and make it symmetrical.
  • Have a cataracts – Patients with cataracts have a clouding of the lens of their eye. This blocks light to the retina making it difficult to see. Cataract surgery is performed to remove the clouded, damaged lens and replace it with an artificial one.

Our surgery procedures

  • Lasik – Laser in-situ keratomileusis is a type of surgery performed to correct the vision of patients with astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness
  • PRK – Photo refractive keratectomy is a procedure done to reshape the other layers of the cornea. It corrects any irregular curvature in your eye and is the preferred treatment option for patients whose corneas are too thin for Lasik surgery.
  • Phakic lens implants – Phakic means that your lens will be implanted into your eye without removing the eye’s natural lens. These intraocular lenses are made from plastic or silicone.

What tests can I expect?

Dr Riel de la Bat will perform a thorough pre-operative evaluation. You can expect a full series of diagnostic tests that may include some, or all of the following:

  • A comprehensive review of your overall eye health
  • A comprehensive review of your eye glasses and contact lens history
  • Measuring your corneal thickness. This also includes shape and corneal features or topography.
  • A dry eye test will be performed
  • Pupil measurement will be done in a dark room
  • An endothelial cell count. This is a corneal cell count to determine how many endothelial cells are present in the inner layer of your cornea.

Why choose Kloof Eye?

The team at Kloof eye are passionate about eye health. We have qualified ophthalmologists that strive to deliver the highest quality eye care to all our patients. We are equipped with latest state-of-the-art equipment from Zeiss that enhances your experience.

Kloof Eye is a progressive eye surgery practice. We provide optimal eye care, cost-effective solutions, and friendly service. If you or anyone you know is experiencing vision problems requiring refractive surgery, choose Kloof Eye. Schedule a consultation with Dr. de la Bat today. We look forward to helping you on your journey towards better eye health.