Retinal Surgery

25 GAUGE RETINAL SURGERY IN PLETT

Today saw The Southern Cape Eye and Laser Centre’s retinal procedures being done through ports as small as an insulin syringe! #RetinalDetachment surgery with 25 gauge ports is a step towards improving the quality outcomes that we try to achieve, and with the #Constellation machine from #Alcon it felt like driving a sportscar.. Watch this space for another top of More…

SOUTH AFRICAN VITREORETINAL MEETING

Our annual SAVRS meeting was held at the beautiful Simola country club in Knysna…10 minutes from my practice which made it a really convenient venue for me this yr. We were honoured to have Barbara Parolini and Nicola Ghazi, both internationally respected retinal expert address us on a few buzz words in vitreoretinal disease. Below is an executive summary of their talks: Prevalence 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…

OPHTHALMOLOGY SOCIETY MEETING 2014

This year’s OSSA meeting was held in the beautiful Drakensburg, Champagne Sports Resort. So we decided to make a road trip of it(pretty brave or stupid) considering I have two girls under 3 years of age..but what a fantastic decision it turned out to be. Our first stop was Graaf Reinet for the night-there is an inexplicable magic about the More…