Dr Taryn Fletcher
Ophthalmologist / Eye Specialist
Caring For Your Vision
- Microincision Cataract Surgery
- Medical Retinal Disease
Dr Taryn Fletcher is an ophthalmologist / eye specialist specialising in microincision cataract surgery, medical retinal disease and aesthetics. Dr Fletcher’s offices are situated in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Ophthalmologists test visual function and examine the eye for faulty development, disease, injury, degeneration, aging, or refractive errors. They prescribe treatment for eye disease and lenses for refraction and perform surgery when needed.
Conditions & Procedures
Botulinum toxin (Botox, onabotulinumtoxinA) is a material that has been known for over a century and used for medical purposes for more than 50 years. A common misconception is that Botox actually paralyzes the muscles in the face.
When the protein clumps together as a part of the ageing process, areas of cloudiness develop in the lens. As the process evolves the areas of cloudiness increase in size and the cataract enlarges. This causes a reduction in vision and may also cause glare either during the day or night.
Flashes and Floaters
Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and “cobwebs“ that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren’t cause for alarm. Floaters and spots typically appear when tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion of the eye.
Pterygium (pronounced tur-IJ-ee-um) is a common eye condition that affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Because it often affects surfers, it is also known as surfer’s eye. It can affect anyone, even children who don’t wear sunglasses outside. People with pterygium have a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the white of the eye.
AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.