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Dr. Johan de Lange (left) and Dr. Robert Reid (right) standing with the Schwind Sirius apparatus (photo left) and the Schwind Amaris 750S Excimer Laser (photo right).


Ocumed was the first eye Hospital in South Africa to obtain a Schwind Amaris 750S excimer laser [June 2012]. The Schwind Amaris 750S excimer laser is one of the most modern, most accurate and safest lasers used in Lasik procedures.

The Amaris boasts with a 6 dimension eye tracker which ensures every patient gets the most accurate, objective and personalised treatment. The Schwind Sirius diagnostic apparatus is used in conjunction with the laser. An outstanding characteristic of the Sirius is that it takes a topographical map of the eye that is used in determining the best treatment for each individual patient.  It also comprises of a photo being taken of the iris and then this digital photo is read into the Amaris so that the laser automatically positions it to enable the best possible treatment. This system is so advanced that it can detect any eye rotation, especially where a patient changes from a sitting to a lying down position, and then compensates to ensure accurate treatment.

Laser treatments are very successful in treating myopia (near-sighted), hyperopia (far-sighted), astigmatism as well as corneal grafts. Approximately 32 million laser procedures worldwide, including the successful treatment of fighter pilots and astronauts, speaks of its popularity. It has also proved to be very helpful for people driving at night.

Although it is seen as a relative expensive operation, many patients are of the opinion that it was money well spent. To determine if you are a suitable candidate for laser procedures visit your opthalmologist today.


Other procedures offered by Ocumed Eye and Laser Institute includes:

  • Refractive Laser surgery (Lasik and Trans PRK procedures)
  • Phaco cataract surgery
  • Multifocal IOL cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplants
  • Retinal surgery
  • Glaucoma laser surgery
  • Diabetic laser treatments
  • Strabisme surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Nasolacrimal surgery

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