Johann Krüger, MMed, FCS, FRCS



Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre
130 Edward Street
Bellville, Cape Town 7530
South Africa

+27 021-910-0300
Toll Free: 0800-002-962


Johann Krüger, MMed, FCS, FRCS



LASIK Cape Town – Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery in Cape Town and the surrounding area


Our eye laser clinic is centrally situated opposite the modern Tygervalley shopping centre, north of Cape Town in the Durbanville winelands district.

Johann Krüger, MMed, FCS, FRCS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with decades of experience treating Cape Town LASIK patients. As a specialist in refractive surgery and pioneer in ophthalmology, Dr. Krüger has developed a number of complex surgical procedures designed to improve the eyesight of patients who were previously ineligible for vision correction treatment. Dr. Krüger works closely with his patients to help them make informed decisions about which vision correction treatments are right for them. Together with his knowledgeable team at Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre, Dr. Krüger provides exceptional patient care as well as outstanding vision correction outcomes.

As head of Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre, a refractive surgery practice in Cape Town, Dr. Krüger offers the latest in refractive vision correction treatments. He performs personalized CustomVue LASIK, all-laser iLASIK and PRK, among other refractive surgical procedures.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Krüger, please contact Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre by calling +27 021-910-0300.

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More About Vision Correction at Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre

Dr. Krüger uses only the most modern and reliable technology for customized laser vision correction surgery. Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre is equipped with the VISX CustomVue laser platform, with wavefront-guided diagnostics, to generate highly personalized visual results from LASIK surgery.

Before starting the LASIK procedure, Dr. Krüger uses wavefront imaging technology to capture the eye's unique refractive errors, including extremely subtle vision problems called "higher-order aberrations." He uses this information to calibrate the excimer laser used to re-shape the curvature of the cornea, thereby correcting the refractive error.


Dr. Kruger performing LASIK surgery in the LASIK theater at Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre.

Dr. Krüger starts the LASIK procedure by making a small flap in the surface of the cornea, using either a microkeratome (manual surgical blade) or, in all-laser iLASIK, a femtosecond laser. After carefully pulling back the corneal flap, Dr. Krüger uses the calibrated excimer laser to remove microscopic particles of corneal tissue. This process alters the curvature of the cornea to improve the refractive error causing nearsightedness, farsightedness and / or astigmatism. Once Dr. Krüger is satisfied with the newly shaped cornea, he repositions the flap back in its original place, where it naturally re-bonds to the eye without the need for sutures.

Dr. Krüger's Cape Town LASIK patients are pleased to find that the procedure is not painful, thanks to the use of topical anesthetic eye drops, which are administered before the start of the procedure. They are also happy to discover a dramatic improvement in their vision within about 24 to 48 hours after surgery. In many cases, Dr. Krüger's patients no longer need to depend on spectacles or contact lenses to see clearly. In fact, more than 99 percent of individuals achieve 20/20 vision or better after LASIK surgery.

What Do Patients Say About Dr. Krüger?

"Unbelievable! I experienced no pain or discomfort. Everybody was so friendly and professional. My biggest regret is not having it done 10 years ago. It has been a life changing experience affecting many aspects of my life, but in particular my sport. Thank you so much Dr. Krüger!" —Marius Schoeman (SA 7's Rugby Player)

"Fantastic, a whole new world, no pain at all. You've got to have it done!!!" —Grant Wyatt (London, UK)

"Dr. Kruger and his team were most professional and I am very happy with the results. Thank you Eye & Laser Clinic!" —Schalk Brits (SA Rugby Player)

More About Johann Krüger, MMed, FCS, FRCS

Johann Krüger, MMed, FCS, FRCS, is founder and director of Tygervalley Eye and Laser Centre. He was given honorary consultant status at the University of Stellenbosch Medical School. Dr. Krüger established the first black empowerment eye centre in South Africa. He is often invited to speak at ophthalmic conferences around the world. Dr. Krüger has written numerous articles on ophthalmology topics, including contributions to the news magazine of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, EyeWorld.

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