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.
Dr Joseph makes use of WaveLight laser technology to safely perform the different types of laser surgery.
Other Vision Correction Services
Explore premium lens technology when considering the cataract surgery procedure.
Customised Lens Exchange
Explore CLE to reduce or eliminate short-sightedness, long-sightedness and/or astigmatism.
Phakic Lens Implant Surgery
Surgical implantation of a phakic intraocular lens is another option to correct short-sightedness/long-sightedness and/or astigmatism
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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It is currently six weeks after my Lasik eye surgery, and everyday I am still surprised by how much it has changed my life. It was extremely comforting to go in for a consultation and have a huge range of tests done, it let me know from the get go that they wouldn’t recommend a surgery that could harm me in any way and that they would recommend what was best for my eyes. The actual surgery was very quick taking at most 20 minutes. My eyes were very itchy for 24 hours and a little bit itchy for a week or two, but the eye drops they gave me helped with that, and I could see and function normally the morning after the surgery. I went from not being able to see my hand in front of my face, to better than 20/20 vision in 24 hours. If you are considering getting eye surgery I would 100% recommend going to Dr Joseph, at the very least go in for a consultation and have the tests done to see what your options are.
After wearing glasses and contact lenses for about 10 years, I began looking into eye surgery to correct my myopia. Dr Joseph performed Phakic Lens Implant Surgery on my right eye, and the results were a huge success. I no longer need to wear glasses and I’m so happy with my new vision! Dr Joseph and his wonderful team were extremely helpful and professional, making it a great experience from start to finish. Thank you so much Dr Dylan & Team, I am forever grateful!
Having undergone previous successful laser refractive surgery around 20 years ago, unfortunately my vision deteriorated rapidly in the past 3 years or so. I had been told that because of the prior laser surgery, it would not be possible to either have or achieve a good result with lens replacement surgery. Dr Joseph advised that this was not correct, (in my case at least). Two months ago he performed surgery on both eyes, my left astigmatic left eye requiring something called a Toric intraocular lens implant to correct the vision and astigmatism, while the right eye received a more standard multifocal intraocular lens. The process and potential outcomes were explained in detail, and supplemented with helpful videos. Since the day-surgery procedures, the only discomfort has been occasional dry eyes requiring eye drops, but this has slowly faded to now being practically negligible. I now have 20/20 multifocal eyesight, meaning that I do not require any glasses at all, and could not have hoped for a better outcome. Thank you to a very talented eye specialist and his professional team in Knysna.
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