Bill Nortje


Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.

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The lens is the primary focusing mechanism of the eye. As we age, this crystal clear lens becomes cloudy and yellow and looses its elasticity, or ability to change focus. When this occurs, it is called a cataract.

eye closeup

Corneal Cross Linking for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory degenerative disease of the cornea characterised by progressive thinning and stretching of the cornea into a cone shape. It occurs in 1 out of 2000 patients between the ages of 10-25 years. 90% of cases are bilateral(occurring in both eyes).

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The unusual changes in blood sugar levels resulting from diabetes can affect the lens inside the eye, especially when diabetes is uncontrolled. This can result in blurring of vision which comes and goes over the day, depending on your blood sugar levels.



Glaucoma is an eye disease that involves damage to the optic nerve. This nerve sends visual  signals to the brain, where they are processed into what you “see”. No one knows what causes glaucoma, but pressure buildup in the eye is proven to be a major risk factor.

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Lasik refers to the procedure where an eye doctor or ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape the cornea. If you suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia(farsightedness) or astigmatism (a “rugby ball” shaped cornea resulting in blurry vision) and prefer not to wear glasses or contact lenses, one should consider Lasik eye surgery.  It’s simple and effective. It’s been done globally since 1990.  About 20 million procedures have been performed worldwide.