Greetings From The Eye Centre!
Just like that, the first half of 2021 has come and gone, and what a busy first half of the year it’s been! We’ve been innovating here at The Eye Centre and are proud to announce that our resident oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Mpopi Lenake, is now part of the team offering Mohs Surgery in Somerset West, at the Summerhill Surgical Centre.
What Is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Surgery is a method of excising skin cancer that has the highest effective cure rate while preserving as much normal tissue as possible. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed until only cancer-free tissue remains.
Why Mohs Surgery?
– Highest effective cure rate of any currently available treatments.
– Best aesthetic outcomes when the reconstruction is performed by skilled reconstructive surgeons.
– The incidence of skin cancers, including those involving the eyelid, is increasing worldwide.
Who is at risk of developing skin cancer on/around the eyelid?
People over 50.
Caucasian and/or light-skinned individuals of all races and ethnicities.
Men have been disproportionately affected in recent years.
What can I do to protect myself?
Always wear sunglasses.
Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect the skin on the head, face and eyelids from the sun.
Wear a daily sunscreen, including on your eyelids.
Have an annual check-up with your ophthalmologist and/or dermatologist.
For more information about Mohs Surgery, to book an appointment for an evaluation with Dr Lenake, or if you have any questions, get in touch with us today – we are available via telephone 0218526475 and email email@example.com for all queries – or visit the Mohs Surgery website to read Drs de Wet and Lenake’s latest article on Mohs Surgery here.
Stay warm this winter, remember to follow all the government mandated covid-19 prevention protocols and stay safe!
Meet our surgeons
Our highly specialised ophthalmic surgeons are committed to serving the community and to offering exceptional medical treatment to our patients.
See how we can help you
Experiencing visual symptoms and unsure of the problem? Our team can help identify and treat your eye condition.
Hope in sight
Our doctors participate in various community projects. Last year, the doctors performed free cataract surgeries on deserving state patients as part of the annual Eyecare Awareness Week.