PATIENT INFORMATION

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Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital, Kwazulu Natal Bookings

Dear reader,
For patients seeing Dr Enslin Uys for the first time, we would encourage you to print the patient information form by clicking on the above link and complete it prior to your visit. You can then email (admindruys@gmail.com) or fax (086 54 66982) the completed form to us. This will save time capturing the data on the day of your appointment. Also, PLEASE bring the original along with you on the day for filing. We look forward to helping you, your family member or friend with their relevant eye problem and feel privileged to be involved in your eye care. As special investigations often have to be done during Dr Uys' consultations, especially during your first visit, you might spend a considerable amount of time in the rooms. Therefore, PLEASE plan your day accordingly, and allow enough time for all the necessary eye tests to be done. Our dedicated and friendly staff will assist in making your visit as pleasant as possible, and our goal is to protect your precious sense of sight and help you maintain your vision for the rest of your lifetime. Thank you and see you soon. Although many vision-related problems and eye diseases have minimal symptoms, vision can change over time and diseases can escalate. Therefore, it is essential to visit your ophthalmologist once a year, or if and when you have any concerns.

Remember the following for your next ophthalmologist appointment:

  • Know your medical history as well as the names of the medications you take on a regular or daily basis.
  • If you have a particular concern, write down your current symptoms and bring them with to your appointment to discuss them with Dr Enslin Uys.
  • Be aware of your family's history and hereditary eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts or retinal problems.
  • Discuss your vision and eye care related exclusions with your medical aid beforehand to get a sense of what co-payments will be required at your ophthalmologist appointment.
  • Bring your latest prescription for glasses or contact lenses with your appointment.
  • Always bring protective eyewear such as sunglasses with you, for after your appointment.

Important Information

  • If possible, please complete the "patient information form" and fax or email the completed form to us. PLEASE bring along the original on the day for filing.
  • PLEASE bring a form of identification, such as your ID or drivers licence, with you to your consultation.
  • If on a medical aid - PLEASE bring your medical aid card and latest statement
  • PLEASE come with a driver. You will MOST LIKELY be dilated and have reduced vision after the consultation, in which case you will need to have someone drive you home afterwards.
  • If you are NOT on medical aid, your savings are depleted or you are on a hospital plan only - payments can be made by credit or debit card, cash or cheque.

What can I expect when going to my appointment?


During your consultation with Dr Enslin Uys, he will conduct a number of eye tests after discussing your eye condition or eye related issues. You can expect some or all of the following tests to be done:

  • Visual Acuity Testing
  • Colour Vision Testing
  • Visual Field Testing
  • OCT (Ocular coherence tomography)
  • Fundus Photograph
  • Fluorescein Angiogram

In some cases, Dr Enslin may conduct a neurological ophthalmological assessment. This is done if he suspects a neurological cause to your eye condition. This usually occurs with conditions such as proptosis; cranial nerve III, IV and VI palsies; thyroid eye disease (Graves' eye disease) and diplopia (or double vision). If necessary, Dr Enslin Uys may require further tests including blood tests, ultrasound, CT or MRI scan and a biopsy.

DR ENSLIN UYS

Dr Enslin Uys is an Ophthalmologist passionate about his work and giving his patients the best care. An ophthalmologist is a specialist eye doctor who treats eye diseases and performs eye surgery. Dr Uys does small incision refractive cataract surgery as well as treats disorders of the retina such as retinal detachment, macular hole surgery, epi-retinal membrane removal, diabetic eye disease to mention only a few.

CONTACT

tel +27 (0)33 342 6604

location Suite 6 Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital,
5 Alan Paton Drive, Pietermaritzburg

marker 50 Fraser Street Greendale Park, Howick 3290