We want you to have a positive experience each and every time you visit our practice. Therefore, please make a note to bring the following along with your first visit in order to open your patient file:
Your identification card / ID book
GP reference letter (if applicable)
All relevant previous doctor reports
Medical Aid authorization confirmation
The initial cash payment for the first consultation (our accounts department will confirm the amount when you schedule your appointment).
We realize the importance of financial planning before any procedure, whether one has a medical aid or not. In this instance, we urge you to make sure what your specific medical aid option benefits include so as to discuss the best treatment possibilities with you.
Key financial information
We charge contacted fees;
We treat Discovery Keycare patients at the prescribed rate;
An initial cash payment is required with the first consultation until medical aid details can be verified.
As a practice we care about our community
To help restore peoples’ eyesight is close to Dr Roelof’s heart. To reach more people in the community of Potchefstroom, Dr Roelof initiates cooperation with the health industry and different hospitals to provide services to a large number of people free of charge on an annual basis.
Pre- and Post-operative information
Your eye will be closed for two hours. Then the treatment with the drops are started and the eye must be covered with the patch and shield for the first two hours. Then only with the shield for the first day and then the eye is kept open completely. However, the shield must be worn at night for a week when sleeping. You should not experience any pain or constant tearing of the operated eye. Otherwise, the doctor must be contacted immediately. The operated eye must be more comfortable and see better on a daily basis.
Typically the second eye, if needed, is operated a week later. At the follow up visit you will receive information on which type of reading glasses to use for the first six weeks. Spectacle tests can be performed after six weeks as the eye has then usually stabilized. Please be sure to inform the hospital staff of any allergies, chronic diseases like diabetes and hipertension or if you suffer from porphyria. Also bring all issued drops to every consultation.
AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
INJECTIONS IN THE EYE