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Dr Mark Deist, a leading ophthalmologist in the greater South African region, specializing in cutting edge technology for professional eye care.
Testimonials
  • ZX10R-2017-01-29-274 (003)
    “Hi Doc, Just wanted to let you know my thoughts and the difference Lasik has made to my life. I have been wearing glasses since I was 13 so it has been a part of my life for a long time. A few years ago I started racing motorcycles and used to use contact lenses while I rode. This was a little uncomfortable as the contact lenses would move at times, I even had a lens fly out of my eye during my race and finished the race with one lens! I did a lot of homework on Lasik and you came highly recommended so that made my decision on who to go to easier. Once I had the procedure done I could not think of why I should not have done it earlier! It has not only made a difference in my racing but also in my everyday life. It is a pleasure to be able to see everything clearly without any visual aids or discomfort. Take care, Appanna”
    Appanna Ganapathy
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  • Dear Dr Deist I wish to personally express to you hereby, my heartfelt thanks & gratitude for what you did for me in regard to my recent double lens implant. I still have not become used to the clarity with which I now see in the distance and to the intensity, brightness and beauty of the colours I observe. I am able to see when night driving as I have not done in years. In fact, I have not seen like this since I was 14 years old. I am having no problems whatsoever with the eyes. Apart from the obviously brilliant job you did with the surgery, I am greatly indebted to you for the way in which you handled the financial side with medical aid and keeping within their rates. I was absolutely astonished at the news conveyed to me by Siyanda that I owed you nothing. I cannot thank you enough for the trouble you went to on my behalf & for bringing about this result, I have no doubt at some financial cost to yourselves. May the Lord richly reward you for your kindness to me. Please also express my thanks to Dr Rodney Blumenfeld for the part he played in all this. My best regards to you, to all the medical personnel & staff who so ably dealt with my case. BJC
    BJC
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  • Thank you very much for my multifocal cataract surgery that was done a couple of weeks ago. The surgery has been great with little or no discomfort. I would certainly recommend the team to anyone interested in doing this type of procedure. The quality of my life has improved, I can see clearly and also drive with ease at night. The procedures were worth the effort.
    Clifford Modiselle
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  • Dear Dr Deist This short note is to thank you and the staff at the Sandhurst Eye Centre for the exceptional level of professionalism and care that I received during my two recent procedures. From our first engagement with your front staff to the nursing staff at the hospital, we were only treated with care and respect. I have had my fair share of procedures and medical facilities and I must commend you on the facility and environment that you have created. I really felt like a guest and not a patient. Please also convey my thanks to Dr Gibson, the anaesthetist, who took the time to understand my concerns and who treated me so gently.
    Rouxane Naude
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  • I spent most of my life having extremely poor eyesight, throughout primary school I was unable to function without my glasses and I made the move to contact lenses as soon as I hit high school. My prescription was so poor that I had to get specific, very expensive permanent contact lenses that were very uncomfortable and despite my best efforts resulted in numerous eye infections. I just persevered with these lenses as I didn't know that there was an alternative. In early 2010, when I was 25 years old, I found out about the ICL operation and had it expertly performed by Dr Mark Deist in the middle of that year. I know that it sounds cliché but this operation has been the most life changing event I have had. My quality of life after the surgery is like nothing I could have dreamed of. I have started participating in outdoor sports activities and have actually recently completed the Ironman triathlon on the back of this surgery. Throughout my childhood I was always worried to participate in sports due to my contact lenses, but since the surgery I have been able to take control of that aspect of my life and am all the happier for it. For me, this surgery was not cosmetic. This surgery was a complete change in my quality of life, my level of activity and ultimately, my happiness.
    Rory Murphy
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  • Thank you for giving me a new lease in sight and being free of glasses. The stress of worrying do I have my glasses and will I be able to read in all circumstances has been set free. Thank you The circles around the head lights at night have become less noticeable over time - and I am hardly aware of this problem. Thank you again.
    BP
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  • What a wondrous act of kindness you and your lovely staff Marlini and Sue, have done for Mrs Louisa Molemane (and many others) in freely giving your valuable time, energy and your legendary skill to enable her to have cataract surgery. You cannot know what your amazing gift has meant to her. She is thrilled and excited to have a new lens and the prospect of clear sight once more. Thanks you for your kindness and generosity.
    Sheila Kirchmann
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  • As you know, my left eye was just about totally non-functional after Radial Keratotomy in 1988 as it has over - corrected massively over the years. I had PRK again in 2007, and for a few years my vision was reasonable but over the last few years my vision has deteriorated so much that my eye was really not functioning at all. I just want to say thanks for the second PRK operation that you did almost 4 weeks ago. I did not have a lot of hope, but I am pleased with the results so far! It is wonderful to have near - vision again, and I am slowly noticing an improvement in my distance vision as well. Many thanks again
    SVA
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  • A note to Thank you for the amazing work you have done on my eyes. It was a short painless experience I was astounded that I could see straight after the op . My eyesight is near perfect considering I had severe myopia (-12 ) most of my life . It still has not sunk in that I can see properly. I regularly wake up in the mornings and I still look around for my specs. It is truly AMAZING! The ICL procedure has changed my life no more specs ,contact lenses,saline solution and dry eyes.

    Please also thank your Staff, Sisters, Theatre Staff at The Sandhurst Eye Clinic for their friendly, caring and efficient attention which they gave me during this time. The clinic was like a Five star hotel.

    This is one of the best gifts anyone could wish for .I would highly recommend this to anyone who is considering the ICL procedure.

    Lisa -ann Ho
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  • I played college tennis in the U.S and now play professionally on the ATP tour. For many years I had bad eyes and was forced to wear contact lenses. These lenses drove me nuts on and off the court. Everyday was a hassle and a worry as to whether my eyes would be comfortable for my match that day. Finally after lots of talking and looking into Lasik I decided to go for it. My eyes are one of the most important things to perform on the court, I wanted the best doctor and heard Dr Deist was the best.

    I had a consultation and then a week later a quick 20 minute operation. I felt no pain and I only missed 2 training days. My eyes (it was literally a miracle) felt great and I could see clearly. Even 1 hour after the operation I felt I could see clearly. As the days after the operation passed my eyesight got sharper and sharper. A couple months later I went for a check up with Dr Deist. I had 20/10 vision. It truly was a miracle for me to wake up and see clearly, let alone literally having a pair of the best eyes around. To anyone that ever is uncertain about Lasik. I would 100% recommend it. It changed my life. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
    Dean O'Brien
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  • I got my first pair of glasses at age 11. From this point on my life consisted in some way or other fighting with the equipment that allowed me to see. Contact lenses helped, then my eyes became too dry for them, then a couple of years later technology changed again and I was again able to wear them, then my eyes became too irritated to wear them again. Leading an active life my main areas of stress centered around always having enough lenses, glasses, solution around to ensure that I don’t end up unable to see when out doing adventurous things. I was always too scared to go for Lasik as I didn’t trust anybody with my eyesight, but then eventually glasses weren’t helping me see 20/20 any longer and I had no choice but to get a professional opinion. For me the answer was simple, apart from the eyes not tolerating contact lenses any more, the reason glasses weren’t helping was that I had cataracts. Although not urgent, if I wanted my sight restored I needed cataract surgery, and eventually I wouldn’t have any choice in the matter.

    I opted for having the operation now as I was young and fit and my recovery would be so much better. The only regret I have is not doing it earlier. The operation is a breeze and the recovery easy if you follow the instructions. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Apart from saying goodbye to all the hassle working with lenses and glasses, I realised on how much of life I was missing out on. The simplest Blacksmith Plover is the most beautiful bird, if you actually have the vision to see it. The way the sunlight falls through the trees in the afternoon. On all these things I’ve been missing out. Then finally as regards to my running, when we were recently drenched in Gauteng and we had to continue to go out running in the rain due to our tight schedule, we passed another runner who was running with glasses, and I remembered how frustrating and debilitating it was to not be able to see with glasses fogging up when running and rain making it worse. For me all of this is now ancient history.
    Madelein
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  • I thank you and the Sandhurst Eye Centre for the smooth, swift and comforting Eye Surgery that I had recently undergone. The proficiency in the care given to my custom and the services provided right at the onset, from Reception/ Consultation to Surgery was most professional, with the use of highly advanced eye examination equipment. The procedure itself was painless, quick, with fast results obtained in my vision and recovery. What was indeed, most comforting, was the Pre-surgery waiting in quiet comfort, with noticeably good care given to patients at the Theatre Rooms. Understandably, treating eye conditions which are usually highly sensitive procedures, the removal of my cataract(left eye), was a wonderful experience with your Eye Centre, which is highly recommendable,indeed! Your aftercare is superb, thank you. Wish you, your Team and the SEC, greater success in your future endeavors.
    Ebrahim Patel
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  • "I am sorry, but you are no longer a candidate for Lasik surgery", these were the words of my local Ophthalmologist. I had benefitted from Lasik surgery in 1991 but, by 2013 my sight had deteriorated to the point that I could no longer function without my glasses. His recommendation, "I suggest you contact Dr. Mark Deist, he may have a solution". The ladies in the front office were friendly and I did not have to wait and read 6 month old magazines, even the Doctor was on-time! After a thorough eye exam, Mark suggested IOL's or Intraocular Lenses. I was in theatre a week later and home in Mauritius a week after the op. It was fairly painless and my vision was acceptable immediately after the lenses were implanted and gradually improved over the following 2 weeks. I now kayak daily, swim with the local dolphins, scuba dive, ride my motorcycle and even watch TV sans any glasses. I cannot thank Mark and his professional team enough.
    Wayne Matthews
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  • I am pleasantly enthralled with the warmth, concern, and total empathy, with your very efficient and fair members of staff. They are very professional and ethical… Their outlook and patient care is outstanding. My fears were totally allayed by Quantur and two ladies in the ward whose names I did not get unfortunately, as it was my very first time ever to be in a hospital for surgery or any other illness. It is costly but your ladies made it all the worthwhile. Their skill and experience is immeasurable in terms of money. I pray they will always show their best side. Let me add also, you doc are super. I think this says it all and I know your passion and enthusiasm will always be on the increase. Good wishes for the coming holiday season
    Harry Naidoo
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