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.
For patients seeing Dr Enslin Uys for the first time, we would encourage you to print the patient information form by clicking on the link below and complete it prior to your visit. You can then email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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.