Laser Eye Surgery Services
Dr Joseph, an Ophthalmologist and Eye Specialist based in Knysna, focuses on both cataract and refractive,
or laser eye surgery procedures.
Laser Eye Surgery
Dr Joseph makes use of bladeless WaveLight laser technology to safely perform the different types of laser surgery.
LASIK Eye Surgery
Let us walk you through LASIK surgery and give you an in-depth understanding of the procedure.
LASEK Eye Surgery
Dr Joseph makes use of one-step no touch laser vision correction surgery.
Explore premium lens technology when considering the cataract surgery procedure.
Dr Joseph makes use of WaveLight laser technology to safely perform the different types of laser surgery.
About Dr Dylan Joseph
Dr Dylan Joseph completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria. In pursuit of an ophthalmologist career, he has been privileged to have served communities in most provinces in South Africa as well as in Ireland over the last decade.
- MBChB UP
- Dip Ophth SA
- FC Ophth SA
- MMed Ophth UFS with distinction
- Refractive fellowship course, Dublin, Ireland 2015
- Glaukos Physician training program for the iStent, Armenia 2014
Frequently asked questions
What does an ophthalmologist do?
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) who specializes in vision together with eye care.
Ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease in the eye, prescribe medications to ensure eye care and perform eye operations like refractive surgery. Ophthalmologists also write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
What is the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist?
There are two main types of eye care providers: optometrists and ophthalmologist.
An optometrist is the primary health care provider for routine eye care, ranging from sight testing to the correction to the diagnosis, treatment, including management of vision changes. In the industry, an optometrist is not viewed as a medical doctor. An optometrist can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes for vision errors, but cannot perform laser operations on your eyes. If you want basic eye care services such as eyeglass and contact lenses prescription you can visit your optometrist for early exams, or even receive medication and treatment for certain eye conditions. Optometrists often pick up problems in the eyes like cataracts or high pressure and then send the patient on to an ophthalmologist for further management.
You can visit ophthalmologists for the same eye care as an optometrist, such as routine eye exams or prescription refill. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions such as cataracts, laser vision correction procedures, glaucoma, retina and strabismus operation, plus more. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat.
When should you see an ophthalmologist?
It can be tough to work, play, drive or even recognize a face without healthy vision. It is important to treat our eyes with care throughout our lives.
Your eyesight quality can be affected by other health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
If you notice physical changes in an eye, like crossed eyes or that the eye moves inward, outward, upward or downward, seek help from an eye care professional. Contact your ophthalmologist immediately if you have any eye pain or sudden loss of sight because it might be a sign of a serious problem.
Ophthalmologists can be seen through self-referral too, especially if it is for laser vision correction surgery. Most eye problems though are referred by the primary health care provider, like optometrists.
Why do you need eye surgery with laser:
Having to wear contact lenses or glasses is a cumbersome requirement for some people and may be negatively affecting their lifestyles. Laser eye surgery is a long-term solution provided by Dr Dylan Joseph, which can allow you to achieve better eyesight. Laser eye surgery is used for reshaping the surface of the eye called the cornea to allow light rays to fall at precisely the correct place at the back of the eye. An ophthalmologist specializes in eye operations to provide you with improved eye care together with vision. Laser eye surgery allows both eyes to be corrected within the same appointment.
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I recently (June 2021) had cataract surgery with Dr Dylan Joseph. Every step of the way was professional, from the examination and assessment phase (during which I was fully informed in a manner that I could understand) through the post-operative stage. At all times I felt I was in safe hands and in the care of a first class professional. My procedures were successful and I now have the vision of a twenty-year old. Having to use spectacles for reading is a small price to pay for having my vision so wonderfully restored. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge Dr Joseph’s support team who ensured, in every respect, that my experience was so fantastic.
Thank you so much to Dr Josephs and his team. I took the trip from Cape Town to get my LASIK eye surgery done by the best, and it was worth every single minute. Thank you for making the whole experience so professional but also warm. I will be forever thankful for my new sight, and look forward to experiencing this world in it’s true colours.
Anton du toit
After my wife had her cataract procedure and me having to collect her, I thought it might be a good idea to have a “check up “myself. My own eyes where done 10yrs. ago and at the time I only had two options. Either you could opt to have lens implants for near vision or alternatively for further vision. I opted for further vision with very good results. Dr.Joseph informed me after a consultation that things have advanced and with latest technology he could modify my one lens so i would be able to see far and have no problems with near vision. His suggestion was to laser the weaker eye for near vision. It is the second day after the procedure and gone is the specs. I am thrilled with the results which now means i do not need readers for golf or guess my way around a Garmin unit when cycling. I also need to compliment the team for their professionalism. It is a world class facility and makes one proud to know that this expertise is available on our doorstep.
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