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The Hospital

OCUMED Eye and Laser Institute is the brain child of Dr. Johan A. de Lange and was established in 1998 near the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark, less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Ocumed is easily accessible via most of the major routes to Vanderbijlpark and situated next to the R57 between Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg.  There is ample, safe parking available and the entrances are easily accessible.

Friendly staff at the reception will assist you in completing the administrative tasks. Please make sure you bring your identification document and medical aid card along. Also make sure you have arranged with family or a friend to take you home afterwards as a result of limited vision and the administration of medication during the operation.

Once the administrative tasks are completed the friendly and highly qualified medical staff takes care of you. The ward staff will make sure you are well prepared for the operation or treatment by doing all the relevant tests and giving you the correct pre-operative medication.

Rest assured you are in very capable hands when entering the operating theatre. The highly skilled doctors together with highly skilled and trained theatre staff will take good care of you during the operation.

Ocumed boasts with two fully equipped theatres specially designed and equipped for eye operations. Each theatre has its own microscope, aneasthetic machine and TV monitor for the theatre staff to follow operations.

After your operation you will return to the ward, where the staff will make sure you are fit enough to go home after an operation. During this time you will receive some refreshments as well as the prescription from your doctor.   Once a family member or friend has arrived to take you home, you would be asked to sign the release documents and then you can go home.  Make sure to follow the instructions given to you by the staff  regarding post operative eye care until you see your doctor the next day.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to discuss it with any of our friendly and capable staff.


For more information on the eye laser surgery and other eye surgery procedures done by Dr. Johan de Lange and other doctors at Ocumed, please visit our Procedures page.

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