Division of Ophthalmology 

Clinical Services



Ophthalmic Emergency Clinic
Every day a medical officer, two registrars and a consultant attend to eye emergencies referred by colleagues from departments within Tygerberg Academic Hospital as well as from primary and secondary health centres outside of our tertiary health institution.

General Ophthalmology Clinics
Annually about 20000 patients are managed in general ophthalmology clinics that are mainly rendered by registrars.

Specialist Ophthalmology Clinics
Each of the following subspecialties is directed by a qualified fulltime consultant who is a subspecialist in their particular field.
Subspecialist services include:

  • Medical retina
  • Surgical retina
  • Orbital, lacrimal and oculoplastic surgery
  • Anterior segment
  • Paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus


Annually approximately 3 000 patients are admitted to our ward and more than 3 000 procedures performed in our operating rooms.