The objective should not only be to improve sight, but rather to change a life. To reach that goal you need skill, art and compassion.

His love of photography and art combined with a passion for mathematics and optics explains his special interest in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery.

His ophthalmology practice embodies his slogan: Passion for people, passion for eyes, passion for technology.

Dr Lourens Coetzee

MBChB (Pret),  Dip Ophth (SA),  FC Ophth (SA),  MMed Ophth (UFS)




Get to know us

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"Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Hellen Keller ... Read more about our Philosophy
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Dr Lourens Coetzee is committed to research in refractive and cornea transplant surgery. ... Read more about our research
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World-class staff

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ... Read more about our top qualified staff
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Consulting rooms in Vanderbijlpark & Parys

It is a new era for sciences, a new horizon for medical facilities. With all the cutting edge advances in medical technology it is possible to have talent and elegance meet rigor and precision. ... Read more about our state of the art facilities
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ENVISION Laser Suite

Our laser suite is perfect for Bladeless LASIK, Contoura vision, Corneal inlays and many other cutting edge surgeries ... Read more about our Laser suite
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Diagnostic equipment

Our diagnostic results are further enhanced by modern software that combines results from different equipment for ultimate precision. ...Read more about our diagnostic equipment.
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Modern therapeutic equipment

To get optimal results you have to use the latest technology. ... Read more about our therepeutic equipment
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Bladeless cataract surgery

In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femtosecond laser replaces the use of a hand-held surgical tool ... Read more
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Hellen Keller said: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it” ... Read more about our phenominal outreaches


Vision for all ages

See the world as it is meant to be seen

Multifocal IOL's offer different focusing powers within the same lens and reduce your dependence on glasses. Based on the scientific literature 90% of individuals do not require spectacles either for distance, intermediate or near vision. In laser assisted cataract surgery, an advanced femto-second laser replaces the use of a blade. Use of a laser can improve the precision and accuracy of cataract surgery.


Laser assisted cataract surgery

60 & older

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Refractive lens exchange is a better option for people with presbyopia. PRELEX replaces your eye's clear natural lens with an artificial intra-ocular lens (IOL) to correct your refractive error and achieve sharper focus, reducing your need for reading glasses or bifocals. The procedure is virtually identical to cataract surgery. The difference is that in PRELEX, the lens being replaced is clear, rather than a cloudy lens due to a cataract.


Presbyopic refractive lens exchange

45 to 60

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As with many technologies, like cell phones and computers, technical advances in refractive surgery technology have been rapid. Due to blade-less surgery and more accurate lasers and software, the optical results after modern refractive surgery have dramatically improved.

Today, the vast majority of refractive surgery patients have independent vision after surgery that is at least as good, or better, than it was before surgery using glasses and contact lenses.


Laser in-situ keratomileusis

18 to 45

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Corneal diseases

Vision starts with a functional, clear cornea. Without a clear cornea the rest of the refractive media in the eye, like the lens, can not function properly. Correcting corneal irregularities and opacities can improve your vision.


Keratoconus is when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone. Changing the shape of the cornea brings light rays out of focus. As a result, your vision is blurry and distorted, making daily tasks like reading or driving difficult.

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Fuchs' Dystrophy

Fuchs’ dystrophy is a disease of the cornea. It is when cells in the epithelial corneal layer die off. These cells pump fluid from the cornea to keep it clear. When they die, fluid builds up and the cornea gets swollen. Vision becomes cloudy or hazy.

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Corneal scar

The cornea can become damaged or injured by trauma, infection or disease. If scar tissue forms, you can develop blurry vision. This is because the corneal scar may distort, scatter or block light from refracting onto the lens and retina properly.

... Read more about Corneal scarring and treatment options

Patient testimonials

Contact us

016 931 0217          082 319 6727



14 Hertz Boulevard

CW1, Vanderbijlpark


C/O President & Kruis Street

9 Kruis Street, Parys



World class Staff

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Laser suite

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Consulting rooms

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Blade-less cataract surgery

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Modern equipment

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