New on eRadio: Medical Monday with Ophthalmologist & Eye Specialist Dr Dylan Joseph

On Monday 6 September 2021 at 14:00, eRadio will be introducing its listeners to Ophthalmologist and Eye Specialist Dr Dylan Joseph. For the next few months, Dr Dylan will discuss a range of topics and answer YOUR burning questions. Before we hand him the microphone, we decided to get to know him a little better.

Who is Dr Dylan Joseph?

Dr Joseph is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon who has been fellowship trained in refractive, lens and cataract surgery at a world-leading clinic in Dublin, Ireland with Mr Arthur Cummings. Having spent two years perfecting the art of laser vision correction whilst abroad, Dr Joseph has returned to the Garden Route to provide the same level of expertise on identical technology he used in Europe.

He’s an Award-winner

Dr Joseph qualified from the University of Bloemfontein in South Africa, cum laude, winning the prestigious Dean’s medal. This award is bestowed upon the student in the post-graduate medical faculty with the highest overall marks accumulated during training. He also completed his post-graduate degree at the College of Surgeons of South Africa and is registered as a specialist ophthalmic surgeon with the Irish Medical Council and the General Medical Council in Britain.

He’s a Pioneer.

Dr Joseph was involved in the first clinical trials in the world with Mr Cummings for the Streamlight laser vision correction procedure, which was presented to the world at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in 2018. Dr Joseph is also at the cutting edge of laser eye surgery after he became the first surgeon in the Western Cape, and one of only two in the country, to use the latest and most comprehensive laser technology to improve sight. The technology allows Dr Dylan Joseph of the Advanced Health Surgical Centre to perform safe procedures that are completely bladeless and makes use of tiny air bubbles to perform corrective vision surgery.

Dr Joseph offers Contoura ™ Vision LASIK, which is completely customised to the contour of your eye, targeting the best visual quality and contrast under all lighting conditions. He also focuses on cataract and lens-based surgery, with vast experience in EDOF or the extended depth of field technology, and trifocal intraocular lens implants. These types of advanced laser vision modalities and lens procedures in South Africa and across the globe help to reduce, or eliminate in most cases, your dependency on eye spectacles, contact lenses or reading glasses.

Whether performing refractive surgery or cataract surgery, Dr Joseph strives to attain the best possible visual outcome for his patients.

And then we got a little more personal

  1. What do you do for relaxation? I cycle; I ride my bike, so it’s my sanity. I used to race competitively in my 20’s. I also used to play the bagpipes, which is a form of meditation as well and I still do when I can but with 3 kiddies it’s a bit difficult now.
  2. What is currently your favourite TV Series? I don’t watch TV. If I watch TV, I watch SA Rugby.
  3. What is the most rewarding part of your job? Being able to change quality of life through quality of vision. If I can enhance someone’s vision and that makes even a small change to their quality of life, that gives me goosebumps. Then I know that I’ve done something for humanity.
  4. You’re going on holiday but you’re only allowed to pack 3 things – what will these be? My bike, my bike and my bike (if I’m alone). If I’m with my family, I’ll squeeze them in (if that’s considered one item), my bike and probably a pair of running shoes or a costume (depends where we’re going) I’m adventurous and love anything to do with the outdoors, sport and being active. I’m not really the type that will sit and read a book for hours, unless it’s a really good book. I am reading a good one right now called ‘Climbing the Ladder of life’, the author is actually my uncle! It’s about the important things in life and how to find that balance.
  5. Your favourite dish? A good fillet on the braai. I’m a braai fundi (being a South African) or alternatively Sushi
  6. Your favourite Song? Aaaah, that’s really difficult. At the moment I am really enjoying ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons- it’s an anthem for life. I believe that nothing good comes from a lack of work and not trying. By going through difficult times and facing adversity you can get through to a point where you want to be in life.
  7. Your favourite Sport and Team: The Bokke! But cycling is probably my favourite sport to watch. The Tour de France is the one month where my family know I’m glued to the TV Screen. It’s an addiction and an obsession.
  8. Complete the sentence: I can’t start my day without ………………… It used to be a bike ride but now that I’m getting a bit older, it’s probably a cup of coffee.
  9. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I think in 10 years I’d, first and foremost, like to make sure my children have grown up healthy and well and with a good upbringing and that I’ve given them a solid foundation. Secondly, that I am still married to the woman of my dreams that I married 14 years ago. And thirdly that I’m still satisfied in what I do. That’s where we constantly seek new technologies, new techniques. We’re constantly trying to evolve. Ophthalmology is rapidly expanding and I think if we can offer that to our patients in South Africa by keeping abreast with the advances in technology in Europe and the US, then I think we’re in a good space.

Catch Ophthalmologist and Eye Specialist Dr Dylan Joseph weekly from Monday 6 September 2021 at 14:00 on eRadio. Dr Dylan will discuss a range of topics and answer YOUR burning questions.

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