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Dr Charl Roux: +27 (0)44 874 1258
Dr Richard Faul: +27 (0)44 873 0126
Dr Johannes Meyer: +27 (0)44 874 0178
Dr Beyers Botha: +27 (0)44 873 4174
   
E-Mail Address: george@ilaser.co.za
Fax Number: +27 (0)44 873 2469
Physical Address:
 
44 CJ Langenhoven Road, George
Postal Address: PO Box 10383
George, 6530
   
  
Dr Johannes Meyer: +27 (0)44 382 2687
   
E-Mail Address: knysna@ilaser.co.za
Fax Number: +27 (0)44 382 2730
   
Physical Address:
 
 
TH41 Thesen
Harbour Town
Knysna
   
Postal Address:
 
PO Box 10383
Knysna, 6570
   

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Cross-Linking

Corneal cross linking (CXL) is a treatment for people who suffer from a cornea that becomes unstable and weak. The cornea begins to steepen or protrude, causing blurred and distorted vision.

Corneal cross linking is a method used to slow the progression of corneal changes. Corneal cross linking uses UV light to strengthen chemical bonds inside the cornea. Topical anaesthetic will be instilled in the eye which is to be treated.

The surgeon will then proceed to remove the superficial epithelial cells of the cornea. Riboflavin drops will be instilled onto the cornea at a rate of one drop every two minutes, for 30 minutes consecutively. After 30 minutes the patient’s corneal thickness will be checked again.

Riboflavin drops are then allowed to saturate the cornea for another 30 minutes while being exposed to a careful dose of ultraviolet (UVA) light. The UVA light causes a chemical reaction with the riboflavin that creates link and bonds to form in the collagen within the cornea to make it stiffer. Antibiotic eye drops or ointment is then applied to the eye.

The procedure attempts to make the cornea stronger in hopes to prevent the condition from worsening and in some cases, causes the cornea to return somewhat to its natural curved shape.

 

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More than half a century's worth of combined practice, professionalism, and utmost dedication to their fields of expertise assure patients that they're in the hands of experienced ophthalmologists.

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The George Surgical Centre, established in 2012, is a world-class day hospital dedicated to modern Eye Surgery. Other procedures such as Cosmetic Surgery, is also performed here. Easy access via George Airport enables service delivery to patients from other areas outside the Southern Cape.

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The Garden Route area is one of the top holiday destinations in South Africa. As a further service to our patients, we offer referrals to accommodation in the area, in order to combine surgery with a pleasant stay in the Garden Route.

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