Telesure Lane

Auto & General Park

Telesure Lane

Randburg

2055

Gauteng

South Africa

-25.9803685

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Riverhorse Place

Suite 8 Ethekwini Hospital

Riverhorse Place

Durban

4000

Kwazulu-Natal

South Africa

-29.7793236

30.9924543

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6 Aurora Dve

Ridgeton Towers

Aurora Dve

Umhlanga Ridge

4320

Kwazulu-Natal

South Africa

-29.725874

31.069399

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Anton Lembede St

Durdoc Cntr

Anton Lembede St

Durban

4001

Kwazulu-Natal

South Africa

medical practitioners - orthop...

Orthoptists (Regd with HPCSA)

Orthoptists are specialists that diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions in both adults and children. Orthoptists need to be registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) which governs ethics and professionalism in the healthcare sector.

Orthoptists mostly work in hospitals but they can work in community healthcare centres or even in schools. In hospitals they are usually part of an eye care team and they help treat patients with eye conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (squint). They are also equipped to work with patients that have suffered a brain injury, a stroke, diabetes, poor vision and glaucoma.

Orthoptists conduct test on patients to check their eye position and eye movement using highly specialised equipment and tools. After discovering a problem they need to come up with a treatment plan to rectify the problem. In some cases the only option to treat the problem is through surgery but if it can be avoided they use special techniques to fix it. They have to advise patients on these treatment plans so that the patient fully understands the process as well as the results of the treatment. These professionals also need to offer support to patients even after the successful treatment of a condition.

  

 

Orthoptists (Regd with HPCSA)

Orthoptists are specialists that diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions in both adults and children. Orthoptists need to be registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) which governs ethics and professionalism in the healthcare sector.

Orthoptists mostly work in hospitals but they can work in community healthcare centres or even in schools. In hospitals they are usually part of an eye care team and they help treat patients with eye conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (squint). They are also equipped to work with patients that have suffered a brain injury, a stroke, diabetes, poor vision and glaucoma.

Orthoptists conduct test on patients to check their eye position and eye movement using highly specialised equipment and tools. After discovering a problem they need to come up with a treatment plan to rectify the problem. In some cases the only option to treat the problem is through surgery but if it can be avoided they use special techniques to fix it. They have to advise patients on these treatment plans so that the patient fully understands the process as well as the results of the treatment. These professionals also need to offer support to patients even after the successful treatment of a condition.

  

 

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