Eye and Laser Institute

The Eye and Laser Institute, situated in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth and part of the greater Nelson Mandela Metro, is a comprehensive eye care clinic.

The Institute, established in May 1998, consists of 6 individual practices and is home to the Eastern Cape’s first private day hospital – the Medical Forum Theatre – dedicated not only to ophthalmic surgery and procedures, but to other surgical disciplines including general surgery.

The resident ophthalmologists are members of the Medical Association of South Africa and the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa and adhere to the strictest code of conduct and professionalism, while treating patients using the latest techniques and modern technology.

From the point of reception our patients are welcomed and guided through the relevant tests and procedures and in most cases a lasting relationship is fostered with the doctor and the Institute.

Medical Forum Theatre

Medical Forum Theatre – the Eastern Cape’s first private day hospital – has a longstanding history within the metro. Founded during the 1960’s by Dr Johan du Toit (now retired), its legacy continues to avail general theatre space to other medical practitioners for day case surgeries.

The team of medical professionals at the Eye and Laser Institute set out to create a Centre of Excellence for Ophthalmology care in the Eastern Cape through the Eye and Laser Institute,  with a strong focus on day surgery.

“The entire value chain is focused on efficiency and quality nursing care,” said Dr Andries Marais, managing director.

Uncompromising service and high quality nursing care ensures that patients are discharged within three to four hours, depending on the procedure. In addition to the ease of not having to stay for a long period of time, patients also find the experience of entering the Medical Forum Theatre less daunting than a large hospital.