Glaucoma

South African Glaucoma Society meeting 2015

ISTENT SITTING IN THE ANGLE-CALCUTURA

This year’s Glaucoma Society meeting was held in Zimbali on the North Coast..I don’t think they get winter up there. We were treated to an amazing speaker from Aurstralia, Jonanthan Crowston, who is heavily involved in glaucoma research and is one of the world’s leaders in Glaucoma.. I was honoured to be able to present my follow up data on More…

PUTTING 2015 IN FOCUS…

January has seen the Southern Cape Eye and Laser Centre hit the ground running with my passions in Ophthalmology.. We have done a lasik list, or refractive laser surgery with our state of the art,  flying spot Technolase excimer laser- what a wonderful way to start the year…there is nothing more fulfilling in my line of work than to see the More…

BREACHING SURGICAL HORIZONS IN THE SOUTHERN CAPE

Last week marked the first implantation of the first generation I-stent into a patient’s eye in the Southern Cape. The surgery went very well and we are planning on doing the patient’s other eye this week. This micro invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS is set to revolutionize the way we approach primary open angle glaucoma. Keep your eyes on this More…

MY ARMENIAN I-STENT EXPERIENCE

One can understand that I was slightly hesitant to venture over Iranian airspace in light of our world’s current political climate, but little did I know what an amazing and unforgettable adventure lay ahead of me. Armenia: The biblical land, pictured above is Mount Ararat, the highest free standing mountain in the world; the peak of which is what holds More…

I-STENT TRAINING FOR GLAUCOMA-OFF TO ARMENIA

Glaucoma surgery is entering a very exciting period…and it seems that the answers for cumbersome glaucoma filtration procedures are coming to the fore at an alarming rate, mostly due to the intuitive work of glaucoma wizards like Dr Ike Ahmed from Toronto. The I-stent seems to be giving very promising results for mild to moderate open angle glaucoma and I More…

SOUTH AFRICAN GLAUCOMA SOCIETY MEETING 2014

  Spier played host again to our annual Glaucoma conference..what a magnificent setting for an academic meeting. We had some wonderful local and international guest speakers to tell us about new and innovative technologies, and recap some of the most important aspects of medical and surgical glaucoma management.   We were even entertained by a South African legend comedian…Mr Robinowitz More…

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DR GOUS,GLAUCOMA EXPERT

The Southern Cape Ophthalmologists were treated to a wonderful evening with a man who not only leads his field of expertise, but also lives by a credo to which I  aspire..living and loving life to the full..working to live and not living to work.   Dr Gous is a pioneer and thinker..constantly testing the boundaries of our medical and surgical knowledge, More…

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OSSA 2014

With a world class panel on hot topics including femtosecond lasik, current treatment modalities for diabetic maculopathy, and the inaugural meeting of the South African strabismus and Paediatric Society, OSSA 2014 was bound to be an academic overload. Below is the tip of the iceberg regarding take home points: Graham Barrett: (cataract and refractive surgeon) 1 .2.5mm surgical incisions for More…